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PowerShell question delete files by date

I have a folder called MAX that has files in it and subdirectories in it.   I need a powershell script that deletes files older than 15 days that are located in folder max but does not touch any of the subdirectories or any of the files in the subdirectories in MAX.
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jamesmetcalf74
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oBdACommented:
In test mode, remove the -WhatIf to run it for real.
PS 3.0 or later:
$CutOff = (Get-Date).AddDays(-15)
Get-ChildItem C:\Test\Max -File | ? {$_.LastWriteTime -lt $CutOff} | Remove-Item -WhatIf

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PS 2.0:
$CutOff = (Get-Date).AddDays(-15)
Get-ChildItem C:\Test\Max | ? {!$_.PsIsContainer -and ($_.LastWriteTime -lt $CutOff)} | Remove-Item -WhatIf

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Tim EdwardsIT Team Lead - Unified Communications & CollaborationCommented:
This is the code that I have a scheduled task to cleanup backup files older than x amount of days and it works well
#Delete Mitel Controller Backups older than 3 Days#

#defined Parameters#

$Date = Get-Date
$Days = "3"
$TargetDrive = "M:\"

#defined extension#

$Extension = "*.tar"

#define LastWriteTime based on number of days#
$LastWrite = $Date.AddDays(-$Days)

#get files based on lastwrite filter and specified folder#
$Files = Get-Childitem $TargetDrive -Include $Extension -Recurse | Where {$_.LastWriteTime -le "$LastWrite"}

foreach ($File in $Files)
    {
    if ($File -ne $NULL)
        {
        write-host "Deleting File $File" -ForegroundColor "DarkRed"
        Remove-Item $File.FullName | out-null
        }
    else
        {
        Write-Host "No more files to delete!" -foregroundcolor "Green"
        }
    }

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