fDELETE is a file and folder maintenance utility program. It has both a Graphical Interface and can also be called
from the command line via a shortcut, used in a BAT file or via a call from any program.The command line is
completely 'silent' and produces a log called FileDeleteLog.txt in the fDELETE program folder.
PARENT PATH: Insert the folder from where the Delete 'cleanup' will commence. This parent folder will not be
FILE TYPE: Enter the file Extension filter like '*.PDF' or '*' or '*.*' for all files. The EXTension can only be 3 chars or less
DELETE EMPTY SUB-FOLDERS: Only empty folders are deleted. ALL lower level sub-folder in the 'folder tree' must
be empty and deleted first before the current folder is deleted too. The program is capable of emptying
('deleting') all files and then deleting each sub-folders of a given parent folder.
DELETE DAYS: Insert any number from 0 (for delete immediately regardless of file modified date, or a larger
number (like 365 - for preserving files for ONE year). Insert '-1' is you do not wish to delete ANY files but rather want to remove all empty sub-folders under the parent folder, as long as DELETE EMPTY FOLDERS is set to Yes
The command line call has 4 parameters each separated by a comma, of which the first two are compulsory and
the other 2 are optional. However, where the third and fourth parameters are not shown, they will be assigned a
default which is shown below in the detail.
[PROGRAM PATH]\fDelete.EXE "Parent\Folder\Path", PDF-File-EXT-Filter, [Y or N for Sub-folder deletion], [File Delete Days]
[Today’s DATE] minus [File Modified Date] must be Equal To or Greater Than [Delete Days] Example:
st parameter: Parent Path with double quotes as the path has spaces
2 nd parameter: *.PDF – File Filter for files of type PDF to be deleted
3 rd parameter: Y – to indicate Delete sub-folders where empty
4 th parameter: 10 to indicate delete file if file modified date is 10 days older than
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