Script to delete files starting with X and older than N days – HELP

5 pts.
Tags:
LPT
Microsoft Windows
VBScipt
The title says it all! I have a folder that contains files that start with LPT and all have different suffixes. So, I need a script that finds this list of files and deletes any of them older than say 5 days.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows OS

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You can do this fairly simply using Powershell. Script provided as is and I am not responsible for any undesired results. The script is written to delete files so be careful and test first. See Below:

$path = “path to delete from”
$date = Get-Date
$checkdate = $date.adddays(-5)
#$checkdate
$files = ls $path | where{$_.name -like “LPT*”} | where{$_.lastaccesstime -lt $checkdate}
foreach($file in $files)
{
Remove-Item $path\$file 
}

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