Remove screenshots on Startup?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by maxswisher, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. maxswisher macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    I take a lot of screenshots, and I never need them after I reboot. I want to store them in a separate folder (I can use something like Secrets.prefpane or other things to change the screenshot save folder) and have the contents of that folder be deleted on startup.

    How would I do this?

    I know it's somehow possible, as application Caches are always cleared on startup.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Perhaps an Automator script? Open Automator, create an "Application" and use:

    1. Get specified Finder items.
    2. Move Finder items to Trash.

    Then put it in your Login Items (in the Users & Groups prefpane).
  3. maxswisher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    That's a great idea. I'll try that.


    Works perfectly! I added in the end another action to recreate the empty folder. In the end it looks like this:

    Thanks! :D

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