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Windows 7: how to see blank/empty folders without a 3rd party software

27 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Rtm x64
how to see blank/empty folders without a 3rd party software


Can i see empty folders from command prompt? Is there any command to use ?

Thanks in advance

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27 Mar 2012   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

The "dir /ah" command will list all hidden files and folders.
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27 Mar 2012   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

if there are any blank or empty folders on your drive, they won't be a problem and they aren't wasting any space as they are empty.

i would advise leaving them alone, unless you have any extra information?
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27 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

Not sure if there is a way to find the empty folders from the command prompt, but you can find the total size of a folder (including sub folders) using the 'dir /s <folder name>' command.

There is a tool from Microsoft that gives you the disk space usage for a folder and also sub folders.
Disk Usage
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28 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Rtm x64

thanks for all of your replies. so much appreciated.
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