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Command Prompt - Batch file to move files base on create date

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I have a folder that I've been archiving files.  This folder is getting large, so I need to archive anything that is more than 2 months old.  Is there a bat script that someone has that I can use to move files base on create date from Folder1 to Folder2?

Folder location is as followed:

Folder1:
\\nt-1\data\backup\Archive

Folder2:
\\nt-2\data\backup\ArchiveOldFiles

So I want a script that can look into the Archive folder and see files that has been created that's more than 2 months old.  Move those files to the folder ArchiveOldFiles.  Any examples or script someone can provide me?  This would be a bat file where I can schedule to run like once a month or something.
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Use robocopy command with /MINAGE flag
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robocopy \\nt-1\data\backup\Archive \\nt-2\data\backup\ArchiveOldFiles /minage:60 /move

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Thanks guys.  I got it working from Govvy's advice.

robocopy \\nt-1\data\backup\archive \\nt-2\data\backup\ArchiveOldFile /move minage:60
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by:holemania
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Got it working with Govvy's suggestion.  Thanks for the example gerwinjansen.  I did similar to what you posted, but got it working before you post.  So to be fair, I give Govvy a little bit more points.
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