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Windows 7: Removing empty folders


14 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 
Removing empty folders

Is there a real benefit in removing empty and unused folders? because i tried an application called Remove Empty Directories and removed a lot of empty folders (after a system image backup), but i don't see any real improvement.

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15 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No it won't improve anything. Directories are merely an entry in the Master File Table.
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15 May 2011   #3

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

The only possible benefit I could imagine is simpler navigation in a less cluttered system. But even that is a stretch.
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15 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

Thank you guys, i will uninstall the application then.
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15 May 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
The only possible benefit I could imagine is simpler navigation in a less cluttered system.
That is the only advantage and very useful if you do a lot of browsing in your system folders.

An empty folder consumes zero bytes so there's no space saved.
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15 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

usually the only folder in Windows folder that i browse is C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download to delete junk left by Windows Update, but the browse is quickly.
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