Deleting Empty Folders (yeah, I know, I know...)

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by SouthernGal » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:12 pm

If no offense was intended, I take none. And I agree........lots of people on the net are weird, just as in life. See, now we're in agreement. :lol:

by rovingcowboy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:51 pm

hey now you two. i seen nothing wrong with either the posts you did. one was just backing up the suggested software,
and the other was just one that was a " i mis understood the reason you posted the back up ",

reply.

now settle down you two. most the time on the forum i'm the one that is getting stepped on or abused. are you two going to take that away? 8)

by Kilmatead » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:56 pm

SouthernGal wrote:How much thought did you give to your hateful comment Kimatead?
If you read Callmetom's subsequent post very carefully, you might glean that he knows more about the product than ordinary punters.

And, just for the record, when I choose to make a hateful comment, I would never use "negative sarcastic wit", I would happily just get myself banned to make a point. I'm rash that way. (Probably how I got expelled from University many years ago? :D Ah happy days.).

No offence was intended, though I do fervently believe in the freedom to be negative.

And humans on the internet are weird!.

by SouthernGal » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:31 pm

I was merely pointing out that the program RED really does work with Vista....and I was very aware that the program had been mentioned by Callmetom before. Not all programs that are supposed to work with Vista actually do (especially free programs) and the person who recommended it was running XP. My comment was in support of Callmetom's and was not without thought. How much thought did you give to your hateful comment Kimatead? Forums shouldn't turn into an opportunity to exercise negative sarcastic wit.

by Kilmatead » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:12 pm

Maybe she's a fan of yours?

Some people like to respond to topics before reading the actual content. Rather like if the headline were "God Is Dead and The War Has Begun" - the appropriate response would "obviously" be "Anything special happening today?"

Humans on the internet are weird. :wink:

Re: Finding Empty Folders

by callmetom » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:02 pm

SouthernGal wrote:I have been using "RED version 2.1.0.0" (free program...just google) and I'm tickled to death with it. I'm using it with Vista Ultimate in compatibility mode as administrator with no problems and 100% success. It will batch process and find empty folders and/or nearly empty folders containing only the criteria you define (such as album art)..........then you can delete them with the push of one button. Has saved me hours!
I post this tool a few posts before ?

Finding Empty Folders

by SouthernGal » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:35 pm

I have been using "RED version 2.1.0.0" (free program...just google) and I'm tickled to death with it. I'm using it with Vista Ultimate in compatibility mode as administrator with no problems and 100% success. It will batch process and find empty folders and/or nearly empty folders containing only the criteria you define (such as album art)..........then you can delete them with the push of one button. Has saved me hours!

by dreadlyone » Sat May 31, 2008 12:50 pm

Ya, I had already went through the process of running it multiple times on each drive before posting and I managed to clean up quite a bit of left over folders with just album art. Thought I would ask anyways.

I love the script :D. I am a happy camper.

by Kilmatead » Sat May 31, 2008 6:14 am

callmetom wrote:Yeah i know :-? - but thats the way it should work.
The script, however, is still better suited to MM's proclivities as it preserves the .png/.jpg files (as a backup in case you really wanted the album-art) before removing the folders.

So all is not lost for the little guy reinventing the wheel! :D

RED, though, is certainly very useful "in the bigger picture." Thanks.

by callmetom » Sat May 31, 2008 4:58 am

Kilmatead wrote:Well that takes all the fun out of it. :D
Yeah i know :-? - but thats the way it should work.

Meanwhile i use this tool :lol:

Take it as a hint for more features to come :wink:

by Kilmatead » Sat May 31, 2008 4:50 am

Well that takes all the fun out of it. :D

Tool 'Remove Empty Directories'

by callmetom » Sat May 31, 2008 4:33 am

I use the free tool 'Remove Empty Directories':

You can configure there what means 'empty Directory'.
It works very well and has also optionally shell integration.

You need to execute it with 'admin rights'.

You can find it here (along with screenshots):

http://www.jonasjohn.de/lab/red.htm

System Requirements
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
(The installer should check if you have installed the .NET Framework 2.0 and will install it if not)

License

RED is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

by Kilmatead » Sat May 31, 2008 3:43 am

Actually, seeing as it doesn't recursively reduce emptied folders, you might have to run it upwards of 9 times (3 on each collection) to be sure to get all the little buggers.

I was thinking this could be automated, but the deletion confirmation makes this more complex than necessary for such a simple task (anything denied removal would just come up again, or need to be cached so it's not queried twice or thrice), so it's easier to just re-run it.

But, how or never. Thank you again MoDementia.

by MoDementia » Sat May 31, 2008 12:18 am

Sorry, you will have to run it 3 times

by dreadlyone » Fri May 30, 2008 11:40 pm

Great script. Thanks for putting this together...

In the script, on line 27,

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StartFolder = "X:\My Music"          '<--- Search for Folders from here down.
Can I list Multiple folders here and if so, what would be the proper format?

I have music on multiple drives. 3 to be exact.

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