PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Files Newer than a Date

Summary: Use the Windows PowerShell to see if a file exists more recent than a certain date.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to see if a file more recent than a specific date exists in a folder?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Test-Path cmdlet, specify the folder, and use the –NewerThan parameter.
           The cmdlet expects a date in accordance with regional settings, for example:

PS C:\> Test-Path c:\fso -NewerThan 3/30/15


PS C:\> Test-Path c:\fso -NewerThan 4/3/15


Comments (1)

  1. Wojciech Sciesinski says:

    This parameter is available from version 3.0. Unfortunatelly some enterprises still use 2.0 – specially on Exchange 2010 servers.

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