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How can I remove/delete all files from a dropbox folder automatically every midnight ?

How can I remove/delete all files from a dropbox folder automatically every midnight ?

lyza3
Explorer | Level 4

Hi DB Team,

 

I am using dropbox folders temporarily to upload videos to youtube.

I need to clean/delete files from Dropbox files after I upload them to youtube since I don't need them anymore and to free up space in Dropbox.

 

1. Do you have a setting where we can set time to delete files? ex: every day, every Monday at 23:59

2. Do you have a cron job/automation/bot/software that will clean folders for example at 23:59 every day?
3. Do you know any other third party app/software/bot that can automatically delete files?
4. Do you have Dropbox file delete API  ?
5. What other options you can suggest to solve the above problem?

Thanks & looking forward to hearing from you ASAP

 

Cheers,
Dropboxer

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Re: How can I remove/delete all files from a dropbox folder automatically every midnight ?

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hey @lyza3, thanks for joining our Community!

I'm afraid what you'd like to do is currently not possible with the Dropbox application. 

But you're more than welcome to post it as a feature request on our idea board for others to up-vote.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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