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Delete by Date

Delete files by date software provides an easy solution to delete old files, photos, and other unnecessary information from your computer, SD card, flash drive, or other storage devices. You can delete files by date and size with one click.

You can search the files to delete using multiple filters:
- by the 'creation date', 'modified date' or 'accessed date'
- search for files by date range, before, after or on a specified date
- 'date' or 'date and time' format
- advanced size filter

Some delete files by date tools offer flexible ability to specify which disks or folders to scan and suppot search in several locations at once.

How to delete by date

How to delete files after a certain date

To delete files after a certain date, select the 'is after' rule and specify the date. You can select any date you need. For a more selective search you can use the 'date and time' format and specify the file size. When the search is completed, select the necessary files from the search results and click 'Delete'.

How to delete files before a certain date

To delete files before a certain date or within a date range in a certain folder, you can use the standard Windows options. But if you need to delete files from different locations, this task could be more time consuming.
With delete files by date software you can delete old unused files in different locations. Just select the 'date is before' option and specify disks and folders for searching. You can also delete files based on a created, last modified or last accessed date as well as specify some additional criteria for your search such as file size and type.

Delete files by date range

Delete files by date range
If you want to delete files created or modified in a specified date range, delete files by date software saves your time and effort. It helps you to find and delete files by date range with one click. For a more selective search you can use multiple filters based on date, type, size, location.

Why you need delete files by date software

It is a common situation when we need to get rid of unused files and delete files that are older than a certain date. Unfortunately it is a time consuming job. Even if you know where the files are stored, you need to browse through hundreds of files and folders to locate and delete the necessary files. Delete files by date software helps you to save your time.

Delete files by date software
- Delete files by date software is a good choice if you do not know where files are located, and need to look in many locations at once or want to build an advanced search that looks for files using several different criteria.

- Delete files by date software provides an easy way to find and delete files sorted by date and size, no matter where they might be stored.

What do I do to delete files by modified date?
To delete files based on modified date, you should specify the type of file you need to delete, select the 'by modified date' option and select the Date rule. If necessary, you can additionally specify file size. When the 'Search' is completed, select the necessary files from the search results and click 'Delete'.

How to permanently delete files after a certain date

If you delete files after a certain date using standard option, Windows moves them to the Recycle Bin. And, if you delete files by mistake and need to restore them, you just need to restore the files from the Recycle Bin. To free up your hard drive space, you may decide to empty the Recycle Bin. But even in this case deleted files are not completedly removed - this will free up the hard drive space although the files are still on your hard drive. In order to permanently delete files, you need to use a file deletion program that overwrites the file content.

How to find and delete files after a certain date manually

1. Click the Start button and then select Search -> For files and Folders

2. Click the Advanced Search button to set search parameters

3. By default, Windows searches in Indexed Locations (includes your personal folders such as Documents, Pictures, Music, Desktop, etc).
If you want to search files in other locations, open the Location drop-down menu and select where you want to search.
To search your entire computer, select Computer from the drop-down list.
To search a specific folder, select the Choose Search Locations item and choose the necessary folder.

4. Select if you want to search based on the date of creation of last modification.

5. Click the drop-down box to the right and select 'is after'

6. Open the next drop-down menu and select the date after which you want your files to be deleted.

7. Click the Search button. When the search is completed, you will get a list of files created or modified after the selected date.

8. Select the files that you want to delete and press Delete.
The Search results may contain system, settings or configuration files that are critical for correct system and programs operating. You should be careful deleting files not to damage your computer. Do not delete files unless you know what they are.

What might prevent you from deleting files in Windows

Do you get the 'file access denied' or 'file in use' error messages trying to delete a file?
Sometimes you cannot delete files no matter what you do.

Why you cannot deletes files in Windows 7:
- You have no privileges to delete files in Windows 7
- The file you need to delete is still in use - e.g. it was opened in the application and then closed, but the application is still running.
- The file you want to delete is a system file and it is locked by Windows.

How to delete files which cannot be deleted normally:

If you have encountered this problem, read the following simple tips that help you to delete files that cannot be deleted normally:

- Make sure you have privileges to delete files

- Exit the application that opened the file you need to delete. If it doesn't work, then reboot the computer, locate the file and delete it.

- If you need to delete system files, you should use special delete files tools

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