Web Server Log File Mover

File 'em away with this helpful Webmaster utility


You have a lot of Log files in your C:\WinNT\System32\LogFiles folder and they are filling up your hard disk.   You are running out of room, and want to back up the folders.  You could simply drag and drop them, to copy the folders and files, from one drive to another.  But this does not clear up disk space.  

You probably want to keep the most recent files, for example within the last 30 days.  But you may want to move, or archive them to a CD or another drive on your network.  The files follow the pattern "EXYYMMDD.LOG", for example EX050401.LOG  so you could often have a file of the same name in different folders.   Yet they refer to logs for a certain day for different web sites.

They are stored in folders such as:

Microsoft FTP Service folders
for each web site hosted on the server
World Wide Web (W3) Service
for each web site hosted on the server

At the same time, you would like to copy the all the files, including the most recent.  So you want to Copy some, yet Move the older ones.  RoboCopy and XXCopy do not do this at the same time, and you are worried about their ability to do what you want.   You have searched the web for such a utility, and found only LogFileM.

Before and After LogFileM

Before - Notice the C: drive is almost filled up
with so many FTP and Web site visit LOG files.

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After - Notice that over 1/3 of the disk is free
The LOG file folders remain intact.


Log File Mover is to the rescue!  Just launch the LogFileM.Exe from the desktop to see the main menu.

Move *.LOG (or any file pattern) from a Source folder to the specified Target Folder

First select the source folder, such as C:\WINNT\System32\LogFiles

Click the "Before" button to bring up the Calendar.
Select the most recent date of the files you want to archive.
Any filer older than this date will archive.
The newer files will stay put and be unmoved.

The default is 30 days.  You probably want to move off the server the files
that have a date older than 30 days.  Log files with today's date are
automatically skipped, because those Log files are still being made.

It is possible, because of time zones, that people are browsing your web site
from Europe where it is already "tomorrow" so those log files are also skipped.

You can select whether you want it to display the details of the activity.
But this slows down the process somewhat.
You can press Alt+F7 any time to go in to the fastest mode.

You run it from the Desktop, from an Icon to a Standalone EXE

While it is running, it looks like this:


Here is a an actual log file, showing that LogFileMover freed up over 1 Gigabyte of space on the C: drive by moving the log files to the D: drive where there was still plenty of space.

.Click to see LogFileM.Txt (2.5 megabytes)

C: Drive Partition for the Windows Operating System
and LOG files - Before and After LogFileM


Used: 3.99 GB
Free: 125 MB


Used: 2.50 GB
Free: 1.49 GB



You can map drive L: to C:\WINNT\System32\LogFiles
to make it easy to open up a window to view your Log Files

You can also use LogFileM to archive Log Files to a CD

Also see our Web Log File Analyzer

Only $ 30

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