ROBOCOPY files older than 30 days exclude folders

Posted on 2014-04-16
Last Modified: 2014-04-16
I am using robocopy to move files not accessed in 30 days:

ROBOCOPY "C:\_Test1" "C:\_TEST2" /move /minlad:0 /s

However, it is not quite doing what I need.  I want it to move files but leave all folders intact.

Question by:hgj1357
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Author Comment

ID: 40004563
..Also, overwrite duplicate files and recreate file structure in destination.

Accepted Solution

Lee Ingalls earned 500 total points
ID: 40004612
Have you tried ROBOCOPY "C:\_Test1" "C:\_TEST2" /move /minage:30 /s

/MINAGE:n Excludes files with a Last Modified Date newer than n days or specified date. If n is less than 1900, then n is expressed in days. Otherwise, n is a date expressed as YYYYMMDD.

/MOV Moves files (that is, deletes source files after copying).
/MOVE Moves files and directories (that is, deletes source files and directories after copying).

Reference the following link for complete Robocopy switches and usage...

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40004734
So the key here is using /MOV and not /MOVE


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