Free software to delete empty folders in Windows 10/8/7

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A message on the TWC forum asking if it is safe to delete empty folders, made me look for a good empty folder to delete a freeware. Although you wouldn’t really save space since they occupy 0 bytes, it can be a good idea if it’s just good housekeeping you’re looking for. Read the forum message before continuing.

Delete empty folders and directories

There are several free programs to delete empty folders. Here are four I’ve met:

Empty Folder Finder

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Remove empty directories

Remove Empty Directories allows you to find and delete empty folders and directories from the context menu. I think it’s very practical. You must open its settings and click the Integrate button to integrate the program entry into the context menu of the Explorer. Download it here.

Empty Folder Nuker is a portable application that finds and deletes all empty folders (with empty subfolders) in a base folder of your choice. It allows you to delete files in the Recycle Bin, if necessary. A plus is that it allows shell integration, so you can right-click on any folder in Windows Explorer and find empty folders there. Download it here.

FMS Empty Folder Remover is another free tool that allows you to easily delete unwanted directories. This lightweight tool scans a source folder and instantly identifies the empty directories it contains. Go get him.

Fast Empty Finder quickly finds empty folders, shows you an overview of their contents and allows you to delete them from the trash or directly. Download it here.

Is it safe to delete empty 0-byte files?

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