Identify and archive files older than a specific date

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-09
We are after a means to identify files (documents) that have not been accessed/modified in over 7 years to archive off.
If it was able to dump an entire drive to a file (similar to dir /b) or even better archive to a .rar or .zip file this would be great.
What may need to happen is that all files of a certain age are moved to a different drive (the drives in question contain NO system files)  but to keep the same folder structure we can at least delete them once they are confirmed as being backed up.

Does anyone have any ideas on freeware or approaches on how to do this?
Question by:kiwistag
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    Accepted Solution

    You can use Robocopy (in the Win2k3 Resource Kit  to do it.  

    robocopy.exe source destination /E /Z /MINAGE:n

    /E : copy subdirectories, including Empty ones
    /Z : copy files in restartable mode.
    /MINAGE:n : MINimum file AGE – exclude files older than n days/date.
    (If n < 1900 then n = n days, else n = YYYYMMDD date).
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    Author Comment

    Ahh, good old RoboCopy - good point. I'll run a test & see how it goes! :)
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    Expert Comment

    by:Sushil Sonawane
    You can use Microoft  FSMT tool (File srever migration tool) utility. It's is graphical base and easy to run.

    To download link is below mention.


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