Loom, Dropbox and Hazel

We have some exciting news that we wanted to share with you. Loom is now officially part of Dropbox, and we couldn’t be happier to join forces! – Loom

Loom is bought by Dropbox, and allows users to migrate all their data to Dropbox, giving subscribed users a free year of Dropbox storage equal to the amount of space they had on Loom.

Although I recently moved all my photos to the much cheaper Google Drive, the option of getting 50GB of Dropbox space for free for a year was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Only downside: My Mac that already contains all my photos in Google Drive/Photos but is currently downloading a copy of Loom’s data to Dropbox/Loom. Same data, stored twice.

Since my harddrive doesn’t have enough space to store all these files, I’ve been busy all morning deleting every donwnloaded photo. And since Loom is migrating my data I can’t go to Dropbox and just delete the Loom folder.

Enter Hazel. Three quick rules, and every downloaded Loom photo is deleted, freeing up space, but keeping my extra 50GB of space.

The rules

  • If it’s a folder, run rule on its contents
  • If it’s a photo, delete
  • If the Trash folder gets larger than 1 GB, purge.

update 5 minutes later…

And just as I pressed submit, I realized I can jsut as easily exclude the Loom folder from Dropbox via the Selective Sync option.