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Delete folders that are older than 4 weeks

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently trying to get my AutoIT code to delete all folders that are older than 4 weeks.

My code initially creates a folder with the computer name and then creates a folder within this that is named as the current date.

I'm trying to get the code below to delete any folders that are older than 4 weeks

$oldfolders = "c:\backup\" & @computername & "\" & @mday & "-" & @mon & "-" & @year - 4

if FileExists ($oldfolders) Then DirRemove ($oldfolders, 1)

Anyone have any ideas, thanks

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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, "*", 2)
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 one week
    If _DateDiff('w', $fDate, _NowCalc()) > 4 Then 
        ;FileDelete($sourceFolder & "\" & $fileList[$X])
        _ArrayAdd($found, $sourceFolder & $fileList[$X])
        ;MsgBox(1, "Files deleted:", $fileList[$X], 1)
    EndIf
Next
_ArrayDisplay($found)

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks. The only concern I have is that I seem to need to change the "4" to "0.5" to get it to recognize 1 week. Like the following:

If _DateDiff('w', $fDate, _NowCalc()) > 0.5 Then

EDIT

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If I change it to 'd' and >7 then this seems to work pretty well for my situation

Edited by jbennett

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