What command do you use to find empty directories in Windows?
Some folders might contain some hidden folders like
.settings, but they should still be treated as empty folders.
Easiest way I can think of is with a small PowerShell script. If you're running Windows 7 you should have it installed already, if not visit Microsoft.com to download and install it. The link provides a detailed description but the jist of the operation is included here for you convenience.
Open PowerShell and enter this:
Change C:\Scripts to whatever you want to search through, you can even set it to just C:\ if you want it to check the entire drive.
It will give you output like this (note these are the empty directories below C:\Scripts.
FullName ------- C:\Scripts\Empty C:\Scripts\Empty Folder 2 C:\Scripts\Empty\Empty Subfolder C:\Scripts\New Folder\Empty Subfolder Three Levels Deep
If you look into PowerShell a bit I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to automatically delete empty folders if you want to (though I recommend against it, just in case.)
Edit: As Richard mentioned in the comments, for a truly empty directory use:
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Thanks, I used this as a basis for my script. I wanted to delete empty folders but trying to do