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Remove Empty Directories (RED) Comments

I like this on Windows 8 too

about Remove Empty Directories (RED) · ·

I've moved a couple of workstations up to Windows 8 Pro/64bit and it is still a champ for me.


I really like this on all my PC's.

about Remove Empty Directories (RED) · ·

Use RED2 on all my PC's (ranging from XP Pro/SP3 to Win7 Ultimate) and only had 1 problem, ever. That was when I had a directory with really unusual attributes. When I corrected the attributes, worked like a champ.



Doesn't work. I mean the software starts, but it doesn't find any of the empty folders I was hoping it would.


Just a message to say that RED has been updated on feb. 201 ...

Comment by TDL
about Remove Empty Directories (RED) · Jun 2011 ·

Just a message to say that RED has been updated on feb. 2011. It is now compatible with Vista & Windows 7 so you won't have to do what is suggested in endolith's message.


RED is the best tool I've found for this, since it handles ...

Comment by endolith
about Remove Empty Directories (RED) · Jun 2011 ·

RED is the best tool I've found for this, since it handles directories with nothing but junk in them (Thumbs.db, .DS_Store), lets you permanently protect directories from deletion, shows a nice tree view, etc.

I got it working in Windows 7 using the compatibility troubleshooter thing, but it doesn't seem fully compatible. It often crashes, due to an inability to read certain filenames.