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    Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    I am looking for a program or a windows explorer addon that will search a folder I indicate, and delete all the empty sub-folders. I am cleaning up my music folder and found out that I have over a thousand empty folders in it due to old music I had deleted. I don't want to have to go through and delete each one manually. I don't have that kind of spare time. Please help.

    Programmers, if you can write a plugin for this, please do!!!

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    Take a look around on this site:
    DonationCoder.com Forum - Index

    I believe I saw something with that feature but I don't recall which utility it's in.
    If it doesn't exist try Coding Snacks forum there. If it's easy to do somebody may code it to order.

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    this may be an alternative solution for you:

    press the windows key+F to open "find"
    choose the location you want to search
    search by size equal to zero
    click organize/select all
    click organize again
    click delete

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    Found a good one! Empty Folder Nuker 1.2.0 free download. Empty Folder Nuker will find and delete all empty folders starting from a base folder of your choice.

    Folder Nuker v 1.2.0

    NOTE: This is my first time using that shareware site and, let it be said, that the program seems to work pretty well and returned no results from Norton/TIS Pro 2010/Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware 1.46 and also Spyboy S&D 1.6.2.

    Forget about conflicts, I ran them one at a time. ...fun fun fun!

    Seems safe! Enjoy!

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    Safer-Networking.org's Spybot Search & Destroy v1.62 has a specific plug-in, (to add,) called Secure File Shredder. I wanted to update this post to mention it.

    You can customize your installization to make sure almost everything unwanted isn't included BUT that.

    Simply drag the bar at the bottom of the utility to make the "number of passes" (attempts to delete difficult folders) up to 35, the maximum, then click "chop away!." You can click the "+" sign to add as much as you want.

    Also, if you have a .txt or Notepad document open ahead of time, you can perhaps find it easier or save time by building your list so you don't have to click around through that + menu in Spybot S&D.

    That isn't a perfect application, but the only one I've found to work more than any other.

    My ultimate and personal favorite as a last resort is within an Anti-Spyware program, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware (download.com, also Malwarebytes.org.) It's in the last tab within the program, called FileAssassin.

    It's just like FileShredder, you navigate to desired folder or file. However, once you choose to delete it, it's a very secure process, not "within Windows," or explorer.exe-inclusive. They suggest (rightfully so,) nearly demanding a restart. When you delete it through FileAssassin, assuming it requires that type of a tool, it's important to do so on the spot.

    Good luck and I hope this update helps.

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    here ya go

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    Quote Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
    here ya go
    Hey pac,

    Did you download the file from the other site and then just upload the .exe file to make installation simpler or is this enhanced in some way?

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    just part of my portable stuff on the C drive

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    Quote Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
    just part of my portable stuff on the C drive
    You have an amazing collection - how do you manage to keep up with new versions of all these different programs?

    I wonder how this differs from http://freewareapp.com/remove-empty-directories_download/? They seem very similar. I wonder which is best in this situation?

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    Re: Looking for a program for deleting empty folders.

    I'm not a programmer and I use this program -



    to detect and delete my empty folders, files, disk space.

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