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Powershell script to create folder with time stamp.

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Hi,

I need to write a powershell script that will create a folder with today’s time stamp and move all the files in the directory to the folder that has just been created with the time stamp.

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Luke  
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by:KenMcF
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To create the folder you can use this

New-Item "C:\temp\$(get-date -f yyyyMMdd)" -type directory

To move the file
$1Day = (get-date).adddays(-1)
((get-date $1day -f yyyyMMdd))

Get-ChildItem c:\temp | %{
    Where {(get-date $_.lastwritetime -f yyyyMMdd) -eq (get-date $1day -f yyyyMMdd)} | 
        Move-Item "C:\temp\$(get-date -f yyyyMMdd)"

}

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by:Qlemo
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Line 2 above is for debugging only, and can be removed. Besides that, the code is not working that way, the foreach-object (%) is wrong here, but should work if  %{  and the closing } are removed.
For my taste there is too much of get-date above - that might not perform well with a lot of files.
$src = C:\Temp
$target = C:\Temp\(get-date).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
$yesterday = (get-date).adddays(-1).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
gci $src | ? {$_.lastwritetime.ToString("yyyyMMdd") -eq $yesterday} | move-item $target

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by:luketr
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When i try and run the script i get the following error.


PS C:\Documents and Settings\dipadmin> $src = C:\Temp
The term 'C:\Temp' is not recognized as a cmdlet, function, operable program, or script file. Verify the term and try a
gain.
At line:1 char:14
+ $src = C:\Temp <<<<
PS C:\Documents and Settings\dipadmin> $target = C:\Temp\(get-date).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
The term 'C:\Temp\' is not recognized as a cmdlet, function, operable program, or script file. Verify the term and try
again.
At line:1 char:19
+ $target = C:\Temp\( <<<< get-date).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
PS C:\Documents and Settings\dipadmin> $yesterday = (get-date).adddays(-1).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
PS C:\Documents and Settings\dipadmin> gci $src | ? {$_.lastwritetime.ToString("yyyyMMdd") -eq $yesterday} | move-item $
target
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by:Qlemo
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Sorry, the first line needs to sound:
$src = "C:\Temp"
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by:luketr
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it's erroring on the 2nd line

$target = "C:\Temp\"(get-date).ToString("yyyyMMdd")

The term 'C:\Temp\' is not recognized as a cmdlet, function, operable program, or script file. Verify the term and try
again.
At line:1 char:19
+ $target = C:\Temp\( <<<< get-date).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
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Qlemo earned 500 total points
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Strange. How did that get there??? I'm certain I have tested the script. Has to be cut & waste error.
$src = "C:\Temp"
$target = "C:\Temp\" + (get-date).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
$yesterday = (get-date).adddays(-1).ToString("yyyyMMdd")
gci $src | ? {$_.lastwritetime.ToString("yyyyMMdd") -eq $yesterday} | move-item $target

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