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Windows 7: How to delete subfolder but not it's content

29 May 2011   #1
ScottW

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
How to delete subfolder but not it's content

I have a few movies I've saved on the hard drive but it's a hassle to navigate to them e.g. /burns/fulldvd9/fulldisc. I want to delete the middle subfolder without messing with the contents in the full disc folder. I could save the contents to another location, delete the subfolder and then move it back but with mucho GBs this would take forever.
Thanks for your suggestions.


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29 May 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just move everything that is in fulldvd9 to burns until fulldvd9 is empty. Then delete fullsdvd9.
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29 May 2011   #3
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
I have a few movies I've saved on the hard drive but it's a hassle to navigate to them e.g. /burns/fulldvd9/fulldisc. I want to delete the middle subfolder without messing with the contents in the full disc folder. I could save the contents to another location, delete the subfolder and then move it back but with mucho GBs this would take forever.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Why can't you just move the /fulldisc folder to /burns, then delete filldvd9?
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29 May 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You should be able to drag and drop.

How to delete subfolder but not it's content-capture.png

This shows a simplified version of what you have got, just to show the procedure. As you can see, I have 2 documents in the test2 folder, which is a sub-folder of test1 which in turn is a sub-folder of test. All I need to do is to highlight (in the right-hand panel) all the files that I wish to move from the test2 folder and then drag them over to test1 or test in the left-hand panel as appropriate.


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29 May 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
I have a few movies I've saved on the hard drive but it's a hassle to navigate to them e.g. /burns/fulldvd9/fulldisc. I want to delete the middle subfolder without messing with the contents in the full disc folder. I could save the contents to another location, delete the subfolder and then move it back but with mucho GBs this would take forever.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Why can't you just move the /fulldisc folder to /burns, then delete filldvd9?
I think we are all saying the same thing. I suspect that there are a lot more folders in fulldvd8 than just fulldisk. And a chained "Move to folder" would be the easiest - especially if there are a lot of folders.
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29 May 2011   #6
ScottW

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for all the feedback. I get in the habit of using copy and paste and forget about dragging and dropping.
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30 May 2011   #7
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
Thanks for all the feedback. I get in the habit of using copy and paste and forget about dragging and dropping.
Remember that moving files is almost instantaneous, as long as they are on the same volume, as they don't actually get moved at all.
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