Is there a way to delete items from a document library based on some criteria for e.g. delete all documents whose created date is less than 1/1/2012.

I know it can be done through code but I am looking for some other way like powershell command just like we write an SQL statement such as:

DELETE FROM mylibrary WHERE created <= '1/1/2012'

mmm try this script:

$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://sitecollectionURL") 
$web = $site.rootweb 
$list = $web.Lists["Name of the List"]

            <FieldRef Name="Created" />
            <Value IncludeTimeValue="TRUE" Type="DateTime">2011-12-31T02:32:20Z</Value>

$query=new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPQuery 
$query.Query=$caml | Write-Output

$listItemsTotal = $items.Count;

for($x=$listItemsTotal-1;$x -ge 0; $x--)


Good Luck

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