something exciting

Some information about the exciting thing

Table of contents generated with markdown-toc


function Get-LatestFiles {

		Short function to find recently saved files.

		Short function that can be used to find/locate recently saved files.

		Searches are performed by passing the parameters to Get-Childitem which will then
		recursively search through your specified file path and then perform a sort to output
		the most recently amended files at the top of the list.

		Outputs inlcude the Directory,Filename and LastWriteTime

		Enter the number of days in the past you would like to search.

		Enter the file path that you would like to search.

	.PARAMETER Extention
		Select a file extension to select a specific file type.

		Get-LatestFiles -DaysPast 7 -Path 'C:\GitRepos\AdminToolkit\PowerShell' -FileType *.*

		Recursively scans the folder 'C:\GitRepos\AdminToolkit\PowerShell' looking for all files that have been
		amended in the last 7 days

		Directory                                  Name                LastWriteTime
		---------                                  ----                -------------
		C:\GitRepos\AdminToolkit\PowerShell\CmdLet Get-LatestFiles.ps1 02/02/2018 15:30:35

		Author:     Luke Leigh

		DaysPast [int]
		Path [string]
		FileType [string]


	[CmdletBinding(DefaultParameterSetName = 'Default',
		SupportsShouldProcess = $true)]
	[OutputType([String], ParameterSetName = 'Default')]
		[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'Default',
			Mandatory = $false,
			Position = 3,
			HelpMessage = 'Please enter the number of days.')]
		[int32]$DaysPast = 1,

		[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'Default',
			Mandatory = $false,
			ValueFromPipeline = $true,
			ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true,
			Position = 1,
			HelpMessage = 'Please enter search file path.')]
		[string]$Path = 'C:\GitRepos\',

		[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'Default',
			Mandatory = $false,
			Position = 2,
			HelpMessage = 'Please enter file extension.')]
		[ValidateSet('*.AIFF', '*.AIF', '*.AU', '*.AVI', '*.BAT', '*.BMP', '*.CHM', '*.CLASS', '*.CONFIG', '*.CSS', '*.CSV', '*.CVS', '*.DBF', '*.DIF', '*.DOC', '*.DOCX', '*.DLL', '*.DOTX', '*.EPS', '*.EXE', '*.FM3', '*.GIF', '*.HQX', '*.HTM', '*.HTML', '*.ICO', '*.INF', '*.INI', '*.JAVA', '*.JPG', '*.JPEG', '*.JSON', '*.LOG', '*.MD', '*.MP4', '*.MAC', '*.MAP', '*.MDB', '*.MID', '*.MIDI', '*.MOV', '*.QT', '*.MTB', '*.MTW', '*.PDB', '*.PDF', '*.P65', '*.PNG', '*.PPT', '*.PPTX', '*.PSD', '*.PSP', '*.PS1', '*.PSD1', '*.PSM1', '*.QXD', '*.RA', '*.RTF', '*.SIT', '*.SVG', '*.TAR', '*.TIF', '*.T65', '*.TXT', '*.VBS', '*.VSDX', '*.WAV', '*.WK3', '*.WKS', '*.WPD', '*.WP5', '*.XLS', '*.XLSX', '*.XML', '*.YML', '*.ZIP', '*.*') ]
		[string]$Extention = '*.*'

	BEGIN { }


		if ($PSCmdlet.ShouldProcess("Target", "Operation")) {

			$Start = (Get-Date).AddDays(-$DaysPast)
			$Files = Get-ChildItem -Path $Path -Filter $Extention -Recurse | Where-Object { $_.LastWriteTime -ge $Start }
			foreach ($File in $Files) {
				$FileInfo = Select-Object -InputObject $File -Property Directory, Name, LastWriteTime
				try {
					$properties = @{
						Name          = $FileInfo.Name
						Directory     = $FileInfo.Directory
						LastWriteTime = $FileInfo.LastWriteTime
				catch {
					$properties = @{
						Name          = $FileInfo.Name
						Directory     = $FileInfo.Directory
						LastWriteTime = $FileInfo.LastWriteTime
				finally {
					$obj = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property $properties
					Write-Output $obj

	END { }

Back to Top


Please feel free to copy parts of the script or if you would like to download the entire script, simple click the download button. You can download the complete repository in a zip file by clicking the Download link in the menu bar on the left hand side of the page.

Report Issues

You can report an issue or contribute to this site on GitHub. Simply click the button below and add any relevant notes. I will attempt to respond to all issues as soon as possible.


Back to Top