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## Scheduling DisplayFusion Settings Backups to delete older files

 ramoses8 discussion posts Hi, I've just installed DisplayFusion and I am loving it, yet I can't find a solution to my problem, here it is: I have created a taks in the Windows Task Scheduler just like it's said here and it is working just fine, YET I noticed that the old files won't be deleted automatic. Is there any other command line or task that must be added to automate this? Apr 29, 2021  • #1 I could write up a PowerShell script that will clear out the files that are older than N days. Just let me know what the full path to the folder where your backups are stored, and how many days you want to keep. Thanks! May 4, 2021  • #2 ramoses8 discussion posts Thank you so much for the reply! The backup is setted to be done daily at 00:00:01, I want to keep the other files for 7 days. May 4, 2021 (modified May 4, 2021)  • #3 What folder are the backups stored in? May 5, 2021  • #4 ramoses8 discussion posts Sorry, forgot the path, here it is: C:\Users\usuário\Documents\DisplayFusion Backups May 5, 2021  • #5 Ok, here you go! Some notes on this: Be careful with this script, it will not send the files to the recycle bin, and it won't prompt for confirmation! You can set the number of days to keep on line 1. You can set the path on line 2. You can run it like this: powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File C:\path\to\CleanupDFBackups-EDIT-PATH-ON-LINE2.ps1 Hope that helps! • Attachment: CleanupDFBackups-EDIT-PATH-ON-LINE2.zip [411 bytes] May 6, 2021  • #6 ramoses8 discussion posts Quote:Ok, here you go! Some notes on this: Be careful with this script, it will not send the files to the recycle bin, and it won't prompt for confirmation! You can set the number of days to keep on line 1. You can set the path on line 2. You can run it like this: powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File C:\path\to\CleanupDFBackups-EDIT-PATH-ON-LINE2.ps1 Hope that helps! Thank you for the help! Just to know if I'm doing everything just right: I've replaced the old executable with the paratemer to backup DisplayFusion to a .bat file with the following script powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File C:\path\to\CleanupDFBackups-EDIT-PATH-ON-LINE2.ps1, so it will trigger everyday the .bat file that will run the Powershell script. Is this ok? May 7, 2021 (modified May 7, 2021)  • #7 Sorry, I had set it only to cleanup the files so that you could run it separately from the backups. I've attached a new version (different file name too). It will backup to the default location (%userprofile%\Documents\DisplayFusion Backups), then it will prune the old backups from the folder you specify on line 2. In your scheduled task, the application should be powershell.exe and then the rest (-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File C:\path\to\CleanupDFBackups-EDIT-PATH-ON-LINE2.ps1) goes in the arguments box. • Attachment: BackupDFSettings-EDIT-PATH-ON-LINE2.zip [487 bytes] May 7, 2021  • #8 Was this helpful?  (1)