For those who like to, but forget to, clean up their particular folders periodically, for maybe, security purposes or for a matter of simple house-keeping, this freeware maybe what you were looking for. Cyber-D Autodelete will auto delete files older than set days or files after time period in Windows. A classic case would be your Downloads folder, where you may keep downloading files, but forget to delete the after a while.
Auto delete files in Windows
Cyber-D’s AutoDelete is a free program which can automatically delete files from specific folder/s that are older than the specified time. Once you have downloaded and installed this free software, simply select the folder you wish to clean, set the rules, set the time period, file extensions, deletion method and you are all set to go. It checks the file dates by modification time. You can also include multiple folders & sub-folders too.
You can have it run on every Windows start-up to delete old temp files, backups, webcam snapshots history, temporary internet files, download folder, etc.
For instance you could set it to delete files from Downloads folder, which are older than 60 days, and opt to be deleted to Recycle Bin or securely deleted. If you opt for secure deletion, you may not be able to recover them so be careful here.
Using this tool may delay your startup a bit as the cleanup is done during Windows startup only. It does not later on, stay open in the background. You can however also run the cleanup manually at any point of time, if you wish.
If you find that this program does not run correctly, the developer suggests that you set to run as administrator. To do this, you will have to right-click on the AutoDelete program shortcut, select Properties and under the Shortcut tab, press Advanced button. Here in Advanced Properries box, check Run as Administrator.
Cyber-D’s AutoDelete free download
You can download Cyber-D’s AutoDelete from its home page.
Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP since then. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.