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Windows 7: Delete Folder Content Software

07 Feb 2014   #21
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I like Brink's solution when he finishes. I just would need to know how to undo my registry entry that I did. Thanks. Chuck


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07 Feb 2014   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not a problem.

To undo what you did before: Delete Folder Content Software

Tutorial is finished: Delete Folder Content Software
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07 Feb 2014   #23
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I did it. Merged but still right click shows the same..
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07 Feb 2014   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmm, ok.

This below is what that site added.

Add Empty Folder Contents to Windows Right Click Context Menu

Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Folder Contents\Command]
@="cmd /c \"cd /d %1 && del /s /f /q *.*\""
The .reg file should have removed it with this below. Are you sure you approved all prompts, and did this in an administrator account? You might see if restarting the computer afterwards may help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ercontents.reg

Code:
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Delete Folder Contents]
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07 Feb 2014   #25
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Right click..after restart still says empty folders and sub folders. I must of done something wrong. I apologize gotta go to a wedding. Maybe walk me thru this one more time tomorrow at your convenience. I just re downloaded Delete folder content software. Chuck
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07 Feb 2014   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. I'll be here tomorrow to further help. Have fun at the wedding.


Not sure where you got "empty folders and sub folders" from since that's not from any link mentioned here so far.

If you like, open Registry Editor (regedit.exe), go to the registry location below, right click on the Directory key in the left pane (you'll need to scroll past all the file extensions to then see Directory a bit further down), and click on Export. Save it to your desktop as a .reg file, then upload the .reg file here. I'll be happy to take a look at it to see if I spot what's wrong.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory


Delete Folder Content Software-registry.jpg


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07 Feb 2014   #27
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckhig View Post
I like Brink's solution when he finishes....
Thinking thru the steps, Brink's solution might take fewer operations:

Assuming that these new files come in a compressed file that W7 can open...
...then the steps might be as follows:
1) Double click on the compressed file (folder?)
2) Click on one file in the right hand pane of Explorer
3) Ctrl+A to select all of the files
4) Ctrl+C to copy all of the files
5) Navigate to the destination folder*
6) Right click on the destination folder
7) Select "delete stuff" from the context menu
8) Confirm the deletion process.
9) Right click on the destination folder
10) Select Paste from the context menu

*This step can be avoided if you place a shortcut to the destination folder on your desktop.


If you do not use W7 to open the compressed file (folder?)...
...then the steps might be as follows:
1) Navigate to the destination folder*
2) Right click on the destination folder
3) Select "delete stuff" from the context menu
4) Confirm the deletion process.
5) Double click on the compressed file (folder?)
6) Extract the files to the destination folder**
**The number of steps/clicks that it takes to do step 6 depends on the software.

If your compression/decompression software allows you to add customized "Extract to <folder>" items to the context menu for compressed files, then things get even simpler.


The batch file that I originally had in mind for this thread depends on the source files being in a normal folder. Keep the batch file on your desktop, then right click/drag/copy it to the folder of interest. Double click on that batch file and the rest is done automatically.

I also assumed that you would reuse these scenery/texture files. In other words, you could have a folder filled with scenery/texture folders. To reuse a set of files from the past, open the folder of interest and double click on the batch file and the rest is done automatically.

The batch file method might not be the best solution if you have to put the files into a normal folder before you can use the batch file... you might as well put the files into the destination folder. However, if you plan on reusing the files and you can afford the hard drive space that it takes to store them in normal folders, then the batch file method is the way to go.
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08 Feb 2014   #28
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The right click menu says among the regular things..."empty folder and sub-folders"..this is how it all started. If I select that option everything is deleted and does not go to the recycle bin..hope I am clear now..sorry
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08 Feb 2014   #29
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When I click on the paper clip I do not get browse option..nothing happens..can I e mail it to you..or if all else fails..I have free phone service thru my internet supplier..Can I call you?
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08 Feb 2014   #30
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckhig View Post
When I click on the paper clip I do not get browse option..nothing happens......
What browser are you using?
If IE, hold Ctrl+Alt while clicking on the paperclip. That should allow the popup.

edit:
hmmm, I had to turn off popup blocking to get the popup.
How odd that Ctrl+Alt+click failed.
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