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Author Topic: Listing the unused  (Read 1328 times)

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Listing the unused
« on: March 29, 2019, 11:14 AM »
I have to do some space in my laptop so I would like to know those files I don't open for a long time, exe's i don't execute, etc. Those files I haven't move or copy for a long time.

A software able to categorize this in folders without use for a long period or from a date.

Able to locate folders without movements and without execution of any of the files contained.

Free, portable and fast ?

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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 02:17 AM »
http://www.nirsoft.n...d_programs_list.html > scroll (horizontally) to Last Executed On

no, the data is not reliable.  :(
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 02:23 AM by Curt »

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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 06:57 AM »
List files sorted by Last Access time:

Code: Text [Select]
  1. dir <file spec> /s /od /ta

eg. List all MP3 files on D:\

Code: Text [Select]
  1. d:
  2. cd \
  3. dir *.mp3 /s /od /ta

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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 09:13 AM »
List files sorted by Last Access time:

Code: Text [Select]
  1. dir <file spec> /s /od /ta

eg. List all MP3 files on D:\

Code: Text [Select]
  1. d:
  2. cd \
  3. dir *.mp3 /s /od /ta
Something from a software , not from the console, and more interactive and flexible ?

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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 01:55 PM »
As a general rule:
Nothing beats the flexibility of the command line.

Also, for menial tasks like this, user interaction is what you don't want. Better do that by script, so you don't have to waste time clicking on things that a script would do much faster and more precise. And you could see this as the beginning of a script that helps you keeping your laptop neat and tidy automatically, so you don't have to worry too much about it.

Piece of mind or having yet another maintenance task where you must click away at lists and lists of files to keep, to store on different media or throw away.


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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 03:24 AM »
Also right-click in file explorer and choose column,

2019-03-31_134903.pngListing the unused

2019-03-31_135124.pngListing the unused

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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 07:49 AM »
 ;D
Thanks everyone.
I know the console is the simplest and the very best.

I would like a consolidated software for this. I see is difficult, but not impossible. When I find I will put here.
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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 08:05 AM »
no, it really is impossible. The Last Used data includes when every app was last "touched" by the indexer or by the anti malware-tester, or something. So the only way that I know of is the opposite way: There are several apps that can tell you what programs you use most often. The ones you don't use so often..., well, you figure out the rest.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2019, 08:48 AM by Curt »

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Re: Listing the unused
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 09:23 AM »
no, it really is impossible. The Last Used data includes when every app was last "touched" by the indexer or by the anti malware-tester, or something. So the only way that I know of is the opposite way: There are several apps that can tell you what programs you use most often. The ones you don't use so often..., well, you figure out the rest.
Understood Curt.
I gonna try now with the most known software about windows explorer substitution and comment.
I assume the difficulty of the question and ready to return to the console in black.
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