Deleting files from a command prompt
Posted on 2011-02-15
Hello, I have to delete a large amount of files from a windows director and the operating system is having a hard time doing this. So instead I want to use command prompt commands to delete these files. With that being said I need the to keep the last three months of files but delete the rest. What would be the cmd commands to do this.
I know how to overall delete a file from the cmd:
del "filename 1.txt" "filename 2.txt" del "filename 3.txt"
but how do I do this so that it will use the current date and delete 3 months back. Since the files are important I'm simply asking so I don't delete the wrong files. I know there is some wildcarding involved