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#1 OFFLINE R2D2

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:22 AM

What do you think about to add these Features:

- Delete Empty folders
- Delete 0-byte-files
- Delete orphaned lnk-files
- Delete invalid files and folders

With "invalid files and folders", I mean the problem, that occurs with robocopy, if you try to copy your userprofile and forgot to exclude Junctions with /XJ, at example:
robocopy C:\Users\Username X:\BackupDrive /e

It is also discussed here:
http://www.vistax64....opy-broken.html
http://ask-leo.com/w..._this_file.html

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:31 AM

There are lots of useful empty folders. :)
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

There are lots of useful empty folders. :)


Yes? Tell me at least one!

I suggest, to make that optional and turn the option off by default.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:35 PM

%temp% is sometime empty. But it is useful.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:35 PM

I have never seen the bother in empty folders. They take up no space. But if a user wants them gone then thats up to them.

For test sake i just ran find empty folders and it listed 903 empty folders. Bothers me? Not in the slightest. Most of them are burried so far in my computer and places i would never go.

I dont know what most of them are, and i am not going to research hundreds of folders before i delete them.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:50 PM

This is from a program that finds empty folders.

Warning & Disclaimer
Some programs require certain folders to exist, even when they are empty. Deleting those folders may cause these programs to stop working properly. Only delete folders that you are sure you do not need.



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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

This is from a program that finds empty folders.


In fairness though it would be a pretty poor application to crash or stop working from a missing required folder
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