Schedule (Old) Dropbox Files for Deletion with Finesse

Getting rid of old files in your Dropbox can be a pain, particularly if you’re the type who wants more from your Dropbox account than just saving and sharing files. If you’re not a fan of wading through your Dropbox account to perform the occasional spring cleaning, why not set up an auto-delete schedule with Finesse instead?

Finesse is a web-based tool that lets you schedule a time on files and folders that can be found in your Dropbox account. Once you login to the service using your Dropbox account, all of your folders and files will be listed in the "Schedule" tab.

If you want Finesse to automatically prune your Dropbox folders, all you need to do is to check the box located next to the file or folder. After that, select a date and time that you wish for the file to be removed. Once that is done, click on the "Schedule" button to confirm the removal.

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All files that are scheduled for deletion will, appropriately enough, be shown in the "Scheduled" tab. Once the scheduled time arrives, all affected folders will be moved to Dropbox’s trash folder, giving you a grace period of 30 days to retrieve it before the file is gone for good. Finesse has also provided a "History" tab that keeps track of all files and folders that were deleted with the service.

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