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Can anybody convert this visual basic script to autoit. (It basically deletes files older than 10 days from the indicated directory). Shortening the routine would also be greatly appreciated.

'work in this folder
path = "G:\Image"

'delete files/folders older than 10 days
killdate = date() - 10

set fso = createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")

arFiles = array()
count = -1

SelectFiles path, killdate

dcount = 0
for each file in arFiles
  s = s & file.name & vbcrlf
  on error resume next
  file.delete true
  if err.number = 0 then dcount = dcount + 1
  on error goto 0

DeleteEmptyFolders path,false

'msgbox count+1 & " files found, " & dcount & " deleted."

sub SelectFiles(sPath, vKillDate)

  set folder = fso.getfolder(sPath)
  set files = folder.files

  for each file in files
    dtlastmodified = null
    on error resume Next
    dtlastmodified = file.datelastmodified
    on error goto 0
    if not isnull(dtlastmodified) Then
      if dtlastmodified < vKillDate then
        count = count + 1
        redim preserve arFiles(count)
        set arFiles(count) = file
      end if
    end if

  for each fldr in folder.subfolders
    SelectFiles fldr.path, vKillDate

end sub

sub DeleteEmptyFolders(sPath,bDeleteThisFolder)

  set folder = fso.getfolder(sPath)

  for each fldr in folder.subfolders
    DeleteEmptyFolders fldr.path,true

  if (folder.files.count = 0) and _
     (folder.subfolders.count) = 0 and _
     bDeleteThisFolder then
    exit sub
  end if

end sub

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To get you started:

  • Change set fso = createobject("scripting.filesystemobject") to $fso = ObjCreate("scripting.filesystemobject")
  • start all of your variables with a '$' and don't use 'set'
  • the rest of the syntax will be pretty similar
Give it a try, post your results and specific questions.


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Also look for a VBScript to AutoIt Converter. There is one in the Scripts and Scraps section. I never seem to have the link handy either.


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I tried the VBS converter. Didn't work for me. Will try the other suggestions. Thanks all.

Edited by copyleft

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