Resource: Scott Weaver — OS X: Set File Self Destruct Based on Tag

Scott Weaver —

Once in a while, I like to do a purge of my downloaded files and things on my Desktop. What I kept finding, however, is that I was unsure about whether I needed certain files after even just a few weeks. This would lead to me putting them somewhere (hopefully) temporary labeled “delete_me” or something similar. Then, when I’d happen upon the folder later on, I still wasn’t quite sure about whether it was okay to delete the folder.

I used to have a Delete This folder that I only emptied out when I remembered, and even then it was only useful if files were in there, instead of being scattered about.

Not anymore.

This nice little hack uses OS X’s tags to delete files after a certain amount of time.