I am looking for a software that can do the following:
- scan a folder (including sub-folder) for large files (e.g. > 30 MB)
- for positive results, compress at original location and then delete the original file (while saving the new compressed file)
- run on Windows 10
- run on a schedule
1-3 are essential. 4 would be a practical feature.
I have looked at backup software but it mainly works by backing up a file to another location (not the same location) and compression software (which doe not tend to have search and find features).
More explanation: in my Documents folder on my hard drive I have lots of files organised into sub-folders. I work in different locations so want to carry my files around with me on a USB stick which I can work from and then sync back to my main computer. I use SyncToy to sync between my hard disk and USB stick. However, some of the larger files (which I only view now and again) are taking too much space on the USB stick. If I could compress the files and delete the originals the problem would be solved.