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How to Delete Empty Folders?

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You might think that searching and deleting empty directories is a trivial thing, but once you have hundreds of them it gets really exhausting. PCTuneUp Free Empty Folder Delete is a handy empty folder remover tool designed to find and delete empty folders including subfolders with different delete modes.

Step 1. Download and Run Free Empty Folder Delete

Click here to download PCTuneUp Free Empty Folder Delete and install it. Double-click the icon to launch the program.


Tip: some programs require certain folders to exist, even when they are empty. Deleting those folders may cause these programs to stop working properly. Only delete folders that you are sure you do not need.


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Step 2. Select a Hard Drive or Folder to Scan

Click "Browse..." to choose the hard drive or folder you want to scan for empty folders.


Select a Hard Drive or Folder to Scan


Step 3. Specify Settings

Switch to "Settings" to specify the settings you like. In "General options", the empty folder remover provides options like delete file to recycle bin, simulate deletion, opt for directories with files that are 0 KB count as empty, etc. You can specify ignore list to treat directories containing "*.tmp", "desktop.ini", etc. as empty or skip some directories with specified names. This program also allows you to run it quickly and easily by adding itself to the Explore context menu. Some advanced settings like max directory nesting depth, pause between each delete process and more are also provided.


Tip: if you have sufficient knowledge about file formats and system files & folders, you can set the ignore list as needed; if not, just go with the default settings.


Specify Settings


Step 4. Scan for Empty Folders

Click "Scan folders" and this free empty folder removal tool analyzes your hard drive or just the folder you select in search of empty directories. Within seconds, the total amount of empty folders and the runtime will be displayed. The empty folders are listed in a tree and marked with different icons & text colors according to their status.


Scan for Empty Folders


Step 5. Delete Empty Folders

If you want to delete all the empty folders, click "Delete folders" at the bottom. To delete only the folder you select, right click on it to choose "Delete including all subdirectories". In the context menu, you can also open it up in Explorer, protect it once, add it to ignore list and more. Click "Show log" to view the deletion log in TXT.


Delete Empty Folders


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