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Windows 7: Context Menu - Add Empty Folder and Subfolders



Context Menu - Add Empty Folder and Subfolders

How to Add "Empty Folder and Subfolders" to Context Menu in Windows
Published by Brink
01 Dec 2008
Default Context Menu - Add Empty Folder and Subfolders

How to Add "Empty Folder and Subfolders" to Context Menu in Windows


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to add Empty Folder and Subfolders to the context menu to be able to automatically permanently delete all file contents of a folder and it's subfolders without deleting the subfolders in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

warning   Warning
Be careful of what folder you decide to empty. The files deleted by this are permanently deleted and not placed in the Recycle Bin.


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Here's How:
1. To Add Empty Folder and Subfolders
NOTE: This will add Empty Folder and Subfolders to the context menu to automatically permanently delete the file contents of a folder and it's subfolders when used.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the
Add_Empty_Folder_and_Subfolders.reg file below.
download
B) Go to step 7.
2. To Add Empty Folder and Subfolders with a Prompt
NOTE: This does the same as step 1, but will prompt you to type Y or N in the command prompt to approve each file before it is permanently deleted.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the
Add_Empty_Folder_and_Subfolders_Prompt.reg file below.
download
B) Go to step 7.
3. To Remove Empty Folder and Subfolders
NOTE: This will remove Empty Folder and Subfolders (step 1 or step 2) from the context menu.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the
Remove_Empty_Folder_and_Subfolders.reg file below.
download
B) Go to step 7.
4. To Add Empty Folder and Not Subfolders
NOTE: This will add Empty Folder and Not Subfolders to the context menu to automatically permanently delete the file contents of only the selected folder and none of it's subfolders when used.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the
Add_Empty_Folder_and_Not_Subfolders.reg file below.
download
B) Go to step 7.
5. To Add Empty Folder and Not Subfolders with a Prompt
NOTE: This does the same as step 4, but will prompt you to type Y or N in the command prompt to approve each file before it is permanently deleted.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the
Add_Empty_Folder_and_Not_Subfolders_Prompt.reg file below.
download
B) Go to step 7.
6. To Remove Empty Folder and Not Subfolders
NOTE: This will remove Empty Folder and Not Subfolders (step 4 or step 5) from the context menu.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the
Remove_Empty_Folder_and_Not_Subfolders.reg file below.
download
7.Save the .reg file to your desktop.

8. Double click/tap one the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

9. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

10. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn





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26 Aug 2009   #1
areyouwant

Windows 7
 
 

Wow...good job


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19 Oct 2009   #2
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is there anyway to send the files to the recycle bin first?
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19 Oct 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Stu,

Not that I know of. Other than manually deleting them, step 2 is about the closest option to at least prompt you before deleting them.
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25 Oct 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nevermind, still a very handy tweak , thanks a bunch
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18 May 2010   #5
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Thanks, just what I have been looking for.
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24 May 2010   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shawn, how would one go about modifying this to become a context menu item to just empty the folder and not empty the subfolder too?
TIA
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24 May 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Stu,

No problem. Steps 4, 5, and 6 added just for this.
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25 May 2010   #8
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Stu,

No problem. Steps 4, 5, and 6 added just for this.
A true gent, thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Stu.
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