Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Powershell script to move files

Posted on 2015-01-12
2
Medium Priority
?
124 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-13
I see the cmdlet move-item, and wonder how I can move files based on age (>4 years) or I guess conversely not move files that have been accessed in the last 4 years or less.

Thx!
0
Comment
Question by:SquigglyMonkey
2 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
becraig earned 2000 total points
ID: 40545532
You can utilize
CreationTime
or
LastWriteTime

simply  go a recursive get child item then find files matching the required date and do your move:
gci C:\folder -recurse | ? {!($_.psiscontainer) -and $_.CreationTime -lt (Get-date).AddDays(-400)}

Open in new window


same for LastWriteTime
0
 
LVL 71

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 40545533
You first get all objects with get-childitem, then filter with where-object for age, and pipe the remaining objects to move-item. The difficult part is to replace the root part of the source by the target root ...
0

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Windows 10 came with  a lot of built in applications, Some organisations leave them there, some will control them using GPO's. This Article is useful for those who do not want to have any applications in their image (example:me).
Previously, on our Nano Server Deployment series, we've created a new nano server image and deployed it on a physical server in part 2. Now we will go through configuration.
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Loops Section Overview

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question