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delete files which older than 2 years

Posted on 2014-07-22
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hello Experts
there are so many data on my file server(windows server), it always cause the server out of space, actually all files which older than 2 years is not usable for me, so we can delete or purge them.
so my question is, is there any software could help list such files on my server, so that i can clear it?

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Question by:beardog1113
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by:garycase
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There are a lot of ways to list older files and automatically delete them ... but you need to be careful.   Many system components are likely that old ... and deleting them could cause significant problems.    Ditto components that are part of your applications.

A few scripts that will work for this are shown here (note that the first one does not work -- the responses that follow are the ones that work):  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/324267/batch-file-to-delete-files-older-than-a-specified-date

I'd limit the area you search and delete files from to the user folders, however, to avoid the issue I noted r.e. system and program components.
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by:Wilder_Admin
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I am using for that occasion delage32. There you can config which folder to delete. Quite simple and easy to use.
Helps my day as a fileserveradmin.
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duncanb7 earned 500 total points
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You can write a simple batch script to do that with forfiles command and
looping all your directory you want

example forfiles command :
 where 2 is the fiie for older than 2 days
forfiles /p "typeyourpathhere" /s /d -2 /c "cmd /c del @path "

Document for forfiiles:  http://ss64.com/nt/forfiles.html

Duncan
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thank you
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