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Batch delete files older then X days using forfiles : updated!

Purpose: This batch example will search for files with the extension .txt and deletes file less then 5 days old. Required: ---------------------------------------------------- Forfiles.exe /p  The path to search /s Recurse into sub-folders /M Mask /C command The command to execute for each file /D - dd      Select files with a last modified date less than or                 equal to the current date minus "dd" days. (in the past) ----------------------------------------------------- Del.exe ----------------------------------------------------- Code: Echo on Forfiles /P c:\temp\ /S /M *.txt /C "cmd /c del @path" /D -5 If you have a space in the path the only way i found forfiles.exe to work is the following example if a file is older then 30 days in e:\example space then delete forfiles -p "e:\example space" -m *.* -s -d -30 -c "cmd /C del @FILE"