Need a batch files/VB script to find file extensions with conditions
Help: Need a batch files/VB script to find file extensions with conditions
I haven't been able to find a program to do this as not quite a "find duplicate file" scenario. Can anyone help?
I need to convert drawings from .pdf to .tiff/tif to be able to import into another program.
However, I often also receive the drawing as a .tiff so don't always have a corresponding .pdf.
Otherwise it would be a simple solution of deleting all .tiff.
I have about 3500 project folders, with a squillion subfolders, and backups are getting too large. If I could filter out the duplicate .tiff, that would significantly reduce the total space required.
Hence, I want to be able to search for and then move all .tiff/tif files to the local recycle bin (ie delete), where there is a matching .pdf in that subfolder location. (reduce size of backups)
So ideally the location/file path will be part of the file name for finding duplicates, as the file name may not necessarily be unique, and then examine the file extension to find "duplicates".
5 d:\projects\House2\revised plan\floorplan.tif
I would only want to find (and then delete) files 2,4&7
I don't want to delete file 5 as there is no matching .pdf in that subfolder...
No file finder software can do this (as far as I can see)
A bonus would be to include a variable to search only files older than say 3months....
Can anyone assist?
Thanks in advance.