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I provide support to a lot of clients. I have created a folder for each client, and under each client folder, I create a folder for the date on which the issue was reported.

Now due to growing data, I want to delete all issues for all clients which are before a cut off date.

The problem is while creating the date folder, I have not always followed a specific convention, some are creating using dd-MM-yyyy, some are using dd.MM.yyyy, etc.

Is there a quick way I can list all such date subfolders, and then choose which ones I do not want, and delete them?

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  • an old logic would be you can create a customized .bat file which will do this stuff for you :) – Lucifer Oct 27 '12 at 10:41
  • I have worked with batch files long ago. How can I select folders in batch file, since they do not follow a standard naming convention. If I can see the folder search results in explorer for only 2nd level folders, then I can quickly decide which ones I want to delete. Alternately, we can do it based on folder creation date time. I feel a GUI based solution will be better, but can you give me some more clues about batch file, like which set of commands will be helpful in this case – AllSolutions Oct 27 '12 at 10:45
  • I have gone through forfiles command, but it is based on last modified date time, not created date time. – AllSolutions Oct 27 '12 at 10:48
  • for the GUI base solution, you can develop a customized application in Visual Basic 6.0, its easy one. – Lucifer Oct 27 '12 at 10:49
  • I am looking for some utility which is ready. I do not want to get into programming for this. – AllSolutions Oct 27 '12 at 11:11
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in Total Commander with Cntl+B you see the whole files under those folder and delete that you want

if your files or folders have similar attribute , i could help you more.

you can use another tools like Servant Salamander

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