Delete After Days

Version 2.0.0
Dated 14 Jan 2015

Freeware, Portable
(c) 2014-2015 Anand K Gupta

See Changes for changes history.

See Screen Shots for settings and tray icon images.

See Feature & Tips for the feature list and some tips of the application.

Description (of the application) :

I download many files for work, leisure and checking purposes. Many times I do not get time to check them and they just occupy space in the download folder. When I feel like, I delete them on older file dates. Now some of the download though done today (say), show the original zip/exe date, which may be six months old or maybe some years old.

So the deletion as per file date deletes the ones which I may have download last week.

I needed something where I can mark the files to auto delete after few days, months etc. So I do not have to worry on my folder filling up with old files, as I mostly copy the work related files to their respective folders.

I searched and found there are many who are searching for the same, but till date MS also did not respond.

I made "Delete After Days".

Benefits (of using it) :

Drag and drop files on the icon on the desktop. It will prompt you for days after which they will be deleted. The files remain where they are and you can copy / move them. If left for more than specified days, they get deleted, automatically.

Reviews (of the application) :

Donation Coders : http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=39929.new#new
PortableFreeware : http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=72798

Installation and uninstallation (on computer) :

To install, extract the zip file in a folder, say "Delete After Days", and run the "Delete After Days" exe.
To uninstall, right click on tray icon of "Delete After Days" and select 'Exit'. Then delete all files in the "Delete After Days" folder and remove the "Delete After Days" folder.

To make this program start with Windows, please check below link for the steps to add shortcut of a program into the startup folder in more details, each accompanying with visual image.


Anti-Virus reports malware (what to do?) :

Delete the exe and it's folder. There is nothing we can do as this is false alert and we do not have resource to request all Anti-Virus companies to update their database. Similar problem is faced by small developers worldwide, check below links,

Nir's Blog

You can see the last scan result of the exe from Virus Total web site and will find that major Anti-Virus report it as clean.

Similar applications (if any) :

I would have been saved that day, if I could have found any.

Contact (for feature request, bug report etc.) :

Go to Feedback page to check latest feature request and submit your feedback.

You can also email me for sending screen shot of your problem with this software..

Freeware (why?) :

As a developer, we work for commercial ventures in our day jobs, and code something more personally interesting in our spare time. We get more pleasure in making the application, which in turn helps us in our day to day activity and may also benefit others. We use freeware software made by other developers, so we feel happy if we are able to make small contribution to this freeware community.

Hope you will find this software useful.