Expiration

Setting expiration dates on files is a good method when file usage should be limited due to copyright or Digital Rights Management (DRM) reasons.

Set Expiration date on a file

Select a file to view its information in the Sidebar.

Clicking the Expiration field will open a calendar. You can select an expiration date for the file on the calendar itself, or type the date into the field.

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Find expired files

Once the expiration date passes, the file’s status will change to Expired, and a small red clock icon will be visible just before the file name.

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Tip: You can use the search function for "Find expired assets only".

Set Expiration date on multiple files

Using keyboard shortcuts, you can select multiple files.

To select multiple consecutive files:

  1. Select the first item.
  2. Press and hold Shift.
  3. Click the last item.

To select multiple non-consecutive files:

  1. Press and hold Ctrl (control on Windows) or  (command on Mac).
  2. Select all files you want.

Then click the Context menu  icon in the sidebar and choose Edit multiple files.

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Clicking the Expire field will open a calendar. You can select an expiration date for the file on the calendar itself, or type the date into the field. Click Update files to save the changes.

Notice: If you check the "Automatically move expired items to the Trash" checkbox in Admin > General expired files will be moved to the Trash automatically.

Expiration markers:
 Expiration date set on file
 File will expire within 30 days
 File has expired