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i've been using an exe called obsolete to delete my old security camera files

the command was nice n simple

obsolete.exe -d 5 c:\camfiles\ *.jpg

something like that anyway

... by accident the other day i deleted it from the dir by doing a manual clear down (amateur error)

and now do you think i can find it anywhere ? no

... if any one has this prog or a link to it would be awesome

btw ive spent probably 4/5 hrs on google ... still no joy :(

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deletes a file by date difference ie if the file is > x amount of days delete it

but it also does months and years

ive looked every where for it again :(

i heard u can use something called forfiles but havnt looked @ this yet

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And here is the documentation for DelOld.exe

http://winhlp.com/node/386

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i've been using an exe called obsolete to delete my old security camera files

the command was nice n simple

obsolete.exe -d 5 c:\camfiles\ *.jpg

something like that anyway

... by accident the other day i deleted it from the dir by doing a manual clear down (amateur error)

and now do you think i can find it anywhere ? no

... if any one has this prog or a link to it would be awesome

btw ive spent probably 4/5 hrs on google ... still no joy :(

You could use find from the GNU linux ports ( http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ ) with the mtime switch to remove files. I have a 3rdparty directory where i place these the find.exe will need to be renamed to something else. But you get the idea..

Im not sure what Windoze version you are running but if you have powershell installed there is a way to automate this as well..

just my .02 cents :)

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