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Can AutoIT detect when a file was created?

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Hello All,

I am trying to write a script that can be executed every night on a Temporary User Transfer folder on our network. I would like the script to scan the directory and to remove all files that were created over one week ago. I'm not sure if AutoIT can do this.

The only solution I have come up with is just to empty the entire directory and run the script once a week with this:

DirRemove("I:\User Transfer")
DirCreate("I:\User Transfer")

The only problem with this is that it would delete every file in the directory, and I would like it to just remove those that are over one week old.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance!


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You can do this with FileGetTime, and the @WDAY macro.

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#include <Array.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <File.au3>

;Root folder
$sourceFolder = @ScriptDir & '\'

;Gather files into an array
$fileList = _FileListToArray($sourceFolder, "*", 1)
Dim $found[1]

;Loop through array
For $X = 1 To $fileList[0]
    ;Retrieve creation time of file
    $Date = FileGetTime($sourceFolder & "\" & $fileList[$X], 1, 0)
    ;Format date for use with Date UDF
    $fDate = StringFormat("%s/%s/%s %s:%s:%s", $Date[0], $Date[1], $Date[2], $Date[3], $Date[4], $Date[5])
    ;Calculate age, remove files older than seven days
    If _DateDiff('d', $fDate, _NowCalc()) > 7 Then ; the time
        ;FileDelete($sourceFolder & "\" & $fileList[$X])
        _ArrayAdd($found, $sourceFolder & $fileList[$X])
        ;MsgBox(1, "Files deleted:", $fileList[$X], 1)
    $found[0] = UBound($found)

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