Powershell help - finding files lastwritetime

Posted on 2012-08-20
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Last Modified: 2012-08-27
I'm trying to create a PS script that finds files (non-recursively) prior to a certain date.

Get-ChildItem e:\cadcam\scandata | Where-Object {$_.LastWriteTime -lt "1/1/2008 00:01 AM"

when I press enter..nothing happens..no errors...nothing

Question by:Tom-J-Lael
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Xaelian earned 750 total points
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You can use this script:

$compareDate = Get-Date "1/1/2008 0:01 AM"
Get-ChildItem E:\cadcam\scandata | Where-Object { $_.LastWriteTime -lt $compareDate }
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 750 total points
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Powershell: Find files modified after a certain date

get-childitem "some folder" -recurse | where-object {$_.mode -notmatch "d"} | where-object {$_.lastwritetime -gt [datetime]::parse("18/07/2010")} | format-table lastwritetime, fullname -autosize | out-file newfiles.log -append

Powershell - Get Files Grouped by Date and Total Group File Size

- Rancy

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Thanks...I found that the issue was because I did not have the } at the end of my script.

i did not want to recurse because I only wanted what was in the parent folder.

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