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Way to safely delete all empty folders?


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#1 RandomRobert

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:02 AM

I remember a while back there were a few programs. As I am trying to archive my entire photo library, I realized that I had hundreds of empty folders, that don't slow down my computer, (I think) but they do make searching fruitless and a hassle.
I also heard that many empty folders were needed by programs and system, and to not batch delete them.

Any advice?

Thanks!
RR


Edited by RandomRobert, 05 December 2017 - 05:02 AM.


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#2 mikey11

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:00 AM

any user folder that the user (yourself) created can be safely deleted,

 

any system folder, that the OS has created should NOT be deleted,

 

big difference between the two types



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:20 PM

Yes. THanks. My real question is how to delete the empty folders "en masse" without having to  go to each on individually, while keeping the needed ones?
Thanks.
R



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

You can use Remove Empty Directories utility.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:32 PM

You can use Remove Empty Directories utility.

 

What a great little utility. I had no idea such a thing even existed - thanks for sharing!



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:03 AM

Yes. THanks. My real question is how to delete the empty folders "en masse" without having to  go to each on individually, while keeping the needed ones?
Thanks.
R

 

 You can also open Windows Explorer, and hold the CTL while selecting the folders. Then SHIFT+DELETE



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

I protected Windows, but most of what Remove Empty Directories finds is in Program Files and  profile folders., about 400 on mine. I have none on my Data partition.

 

Does removing empty directories have any more value than "registry cleaning?"


Edited by Win7wiz, 06 December 2017 - 01:46 AM.





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