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PowerShell: delete files older than x days

August 25th, 2010 1 comment

Classical script and we all need it some day. Edit the folder path and adjust the number of days to your clean-up schedule. The script works recursive so it will also clean-up subfolders.

As always, make sure you can execute PowerShell scripts

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

The Script…

$Now = Get-Date
$Days = "30"
$TargetFolder = "C:WINDOWSsystem32LogFiles"
$LastWrite = $Now.AddDays(-$days)
$Files = get-childitem $TargetFolder -include *.log, *.txt -recurse | Where {$_.LastWriteTime -le "$LastWrite"} 

foreach ($File in $Files){
	write-host "Deleting File $File" -foregroundcolor "Red";  Remove-Item $File | out-null
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