PowerShell Script: Delete Files Older Than 7 Days

PowerShell Script: Delete Files Older Than 7 Days


Another file operations PowerShell script that was recently required. This time we had a folder that contains a large number of log files that were never rotated and took up a large amount of disk space. These logs are only used for troubleshooting issues if they occur and it is rarely required for us to go over log files older than 7 days, so why are we keeping the rest?

Here is an easy one liner to help!

Until next time!

Get-ChildItem –Path “E:\TEMP\Logs” –Recurse | Where-Object{$_.LastWriteTime –lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-7)} | Remove-Item

2 thoughts on “PowerShell Script: Delete Files Older Than 7 Days

  1. I tried to use your script and noticed that (getdate) should be (get-date). Thanks for the writeup. It made this super easy for me.

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