Some organization will always have an issue on their file server, not being well maintained or too many old files scattered around the server. In this post today, I want to concentrate more on my method of scanning old files that I’ve used in my professional experience.
I have managed to get all the item/objects that was classified under the drive, so I thought I may need to refine this using a more specific requirement that I want, so I added some more parameters as below
Ok! so now I can see all the folders and files, those that are older than ‘1/1/2017’, but that’s not what I want, I want to be able to extract all the size and total files that were classified under that category. So I added another parameters as below
But somehow, measure-object -sum, did not give me any count on the total sum that I’m looking for, so…I do some investigation on this, and apparently, that’s because of the *string* in the first line that was produce by command select length. Simply by adding select -expandproperty length, it has given me what I want as below. As you can see on the top, total size of the files have appeared in bytes.
So now, I can use this numbers and present this to our management, for further discussion and clean up.