Win 7 Pro: Need script to delete oldest file in directory
I use a cloning program that automatically clones c: to e: (external drive) on a daily basis. I would like to automatically run a daily script (or something) to delete the oldest clone on the drive. I have absolutely no experience with scripting so if someone could offer simple instructions and code, or a pointer to same, it would be GREATLY appreciated.
Ok thanks for the update. I'm not sure I have an answer for you but you may be able to setup a Batch File that will do the deleting, First, then Run the Image program. starting that batch file from a Scheduled Task.
Not sure what would be needed in the Batch file but a google search for batch file commands may help.
OS MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5B-VM SE (LGA775) Memory Corsair PC2-6400 (400 MHz) 4.00 GB DDR2 Graphics Card GeForce 9600 GT 1024 MB Sound Card SB Audigy Monitor(s) Displays LG W2252 Screen Resolution 1680x1050 @ 60Hz
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488GB Seagate ST3500630AS ATA Device (SATA) Internet Speed 2 Mbps Other Info D-Link DIR-655 router
WD My Book 1.0 TB
Buffalo NAS LS-CHL v2 2 TB
To put this to rest, I installed delage32, created a simple batch file to keep the number of images within the capacity of the drive and scheduled it to run daily. It does what I need and it saved us 45 bucks (the price of Macrium Reflect Standard, which is capable of managing disk space). Thanks to those that responded.
Last edited by GrouchyHermit; 13 Oct 2012 at 05:48 PM..