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I appreciate that the user defined directories can be deleted as a whole. Several other products I experienced with did not offer this magic solutions.

Alas, once found, these directories DO NOT APPEAR in the results list unless they are NOT EMPTY. They should appear, since they will be erased.

Also the effect of file/directories attributes is not clear at the 'Analise' stage. Some files/directories are not listed (the read-only ones), some are (hidden are listed), nevertheless them all are erased.

One can not chose in the list of found objects, which objects one wishes to erase, and which others to preserve.

The serious shortcoming is that the user has no means to introduce MASKS of files/directories in the custom 'Exclude' list! Only if the full path is indicated. This is very dangerous, 'course there might be no such files at time of 'Analise', but they may appear in future, and one does not know in advance, in what exactly directory they might appear!

I look forward to the enhancements in the ability to put MASKS of directories as well as files with and without paths into each of user defined lists.

Thank you.

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I disagree.

 

I purge Macromedia Flash directories - I do not want that junk.

If the folder is recreated but not populated it is doing no harm,

and I have no interest in seeing an analysis result showing that zero space saved.

In fact I prefer not to have my time wasted by being shown such a non-result.

 

It is not compulsory to delete all subfolders when you delete the contents of a parent folder.

 

You can use masks to filter what is specified for deleting.

Why do you want extra filtering to exclude the things you have just specified for deleting ?

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I disagree.

 

I purge Macromedia Flash directories - I do not want that junk.

If the folder is recreated but not populated it is doing no harm,

and I have no interest in seeing an analysis result showing that zero space saved.

In fact I prefer not to have my time wasted by being shown such a non-result.

 

It is not compulsory to delete all subfolders when you delete the contents of a parent folder.

 

You can use masks to filter what is specified for deleting.

Why do you want extra filtering to exclude the things you have just specified for deleting ?

 

Let me explain.

1. Imagine I expect a file named HOOPS.BAK appear somewhere in the future, but I have no idea in what exactly folder that will happen. Nevertheless I don't wish it being erased. At the same time I definitely am not going to waste my time checking hundreds of *.BAK files listed for deleting. Or I've long ago forgotten what my precious files look like. I'd like to feel safe a priory, without going thoroughly through the list of found items.

 

2. Imagine I am tired of gazing at folders GLOOMY.00? reappearing throughout my directory lists anywhere on my machine, no matter whether they are empty or not.

 

3. You know, many applications create trees of subfolders in TEMP folder, and I wish to sweep them away from my FAT and from directory lists. Because such is my sense of accuracy

 

4. Or imagine I myself had created lots of temporary (sub)directories with similar names here and there and have forgotten the exact paths, and now I wish to erase them all or empty them of all their subdirectories once a quarter at one single move.

 

5. Now about empty folders NOT APPEARING in the list of items to be erased. This is the matter of satisfaction at having everything under one's control. Assume I bother not only about the space to be saved but also about tidiness. Yes, empty folders do harm to the directory lists!

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