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    remove all empty folders

    I have another problem from a lot of days.
    Makings an experiment I made a mistake and I've created a lot of empty folders (several thousands). I'd like to know how I can delete them if they don't contain files.
    Thanks.

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    Re: remove all empty folders

    I've not tried this software, but you could give it a shot to see if it does what you want... RED ~ jonasjohn.de: remove empty directories (freeware for windows)

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    Re: remove all empty folders

    Wow. It's solved my problem. Great sw. Thank you very much.
    However if someone can give me a solution with powershell it would be appreciate.

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    Re: remove all empty folders

    Glad it worked for you.

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    Re: remove all empty folders

    for a powershell solution see:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...pstip0530.mspx

    Greetings /\/\o\/\/
    http://thePowerShellGuy.com

    "sardinian_guy" wrote:

    >
    > Wow. It's solved my problem. Great sw. Thank you very much.
    > However if someone can give me a solution with powershell it would be
    > appreciate.
    >
    >
    > --
    > sardinian_guy
    >

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    Re: remove all empty folders

    I was sure that it was possible to solve with powershell.
    Thank you very much and I give you my compliments for your great knowledge. I found your solutions everywhere in the web.

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    Re: remove all empty folders

    # remove empty folders
    ls <path> -r -fo | ? {$_.psIsContainer} |
    sort fullName -des | ? {!(ls $_.fullName -fo)} | ri

    Check out this thread to see why it's better to sort them in descending order
    http://groups.google.com/group/micro...41347ebae682fb

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    Re: remove all empty folders

    Thanks again, even for the link!

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