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Remove Empty Directories problem


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#1 cullism

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:17 PM

I have downloaded a free program Remove Empty Directories. When I run it it finds over 800 empty folders and starts to delete them. After a time it stops and I receive an error message "Unhandled error has occurred in tour application....... Access to the path 'stub.txt' is denied". If I press Continue (ignore) the empty folders are no longer ticked as deleted but an icon appears beside each indicating that they could not be deleted.

What is stub.txt? How to I get access to it?

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#2 rowal5555

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:32 AM

I couldn't find much info on STUB so had a look thru my machine using "Everything" and there are a number of entries, pointing to configuration files and Dlls.

A possible reason you can't delete some folders is that they could be Windows ones and it will not allow you to touch them. Windows makes many folders and leaves a lot of them empty for future use, but they are doing no harm and not taking up any appreciable space so I wouldn't worry about it.

Playing with Windows for no good reason could possibly cause you quite a bit of grief. Third party programs are only as good as their maker so I would tend to be a bit wary; read reviews from other users on CNET or similar before using. There are many excellent free programs out there, but there are also dogs so just be a bit careful.

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