Can anyone recommend a utility (hopefully cheap/free) that will allow me to search across multiple cifs shares for multiple file name/types and then delete them? We are running into problems with our users saving files they aren't supposed to be and want to "clean house".
If you have a Linux machine you can mount the cifs shares on, then the "find" utility will do the job. E.g.,
Or leave out the -delete to see what files you're finding first, or "man find" to see what other options you have.
Most Linux machines will have "find" already installed, but if not it might be in a package called "findutils" or "coreutils".
this works on windows hosted cifs shares
please test this for yourself
also note this works
Try FlexTk's file organizing capabilities. It's not free, but you can try to get job done in 30 days as they provide a free 30-days trial.
You can define multiple rules-action pairs specifying operations to perform on specific types of files.
First try it in the preview mode and once you will be happy with the accuracy, you can use the stream mode or the FlexTk command line tool to execute predefined file organizing operations automatically.
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