Delete files based on age (Windows)
On Windows this can be achieved using a VB script. The VBS script below deletes files which are more than 1 day old:
Dim Fso Dim Directory Dim Modified Dim Files Dim Folder If (Wscript.Arguments.Count < 1) Then Wscript.Echo "Required Parameter missing" Wscript.Quit End If Folder = Wscript.Arguments(0) Set Fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set Directory = Fso.GetFolder(Folder) Set Files = Directory.Files For Each Modified in Files If DateDiff("D", Modified.DateLastModified, Now) > 1 Then Modified.Delete Next
The parameter is the folder where you want to perform the deletion operation.
Windows Task scheduler can have problems if the VBS file is referenced to directly, it is best to create a batch file with the follwing:
@echo off c:\windows\system32\cscript //b script.vbs echo %date% %time% Sched ran VB scrupt >>c:\vbs.log
The VB DateDiff() function can be modified to delete in other units.