Auto Remove or Delete Empty Unused Folders or Directories in Windows

March 30, 2010 | Filed under Software, Windows


We noticed that even after doing a clean installation of Windows, there are some folders that are empty that doesn’t contain any files at all. We are not really sure why is that but probably Microsoft has missed cleaning up a few folders. Although empty folders or directory doesn’t really take up any space at all, leaving them in computer is somehow messy. If the folders are not needed in the first place, they should be removed to keep the computer tidy.

There are more than 10,000 folders in a clean Windows 7 installation computer and checking for empty folders one by one is going to waste a lot of your precious time. The simpler and automated way is to use JoseDelEmpty which is able to delete the empty folders in your Windows computer.

Delete Empty Folders in Windows

JoseDelEmpty is only 12KB in size after installation and the executable file can be copied to a USB flash drive because it is portable and doesn’t require any dependency. You will need to specify a folder to start checking for empty folders. We have tested and this application must check from folder but not the drive. So browsing to the C:\ drive will not work but C:\Windows will work. You can also set whether JoseDelEmpty to ignore system or hidden folders for safety because most of the folders that are system and hidden belongs to Windows and might be important.

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