Windows 10: Deleting empty directories and 0 byte files

Discus and support Deleting empty directories and 0 byte files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Is it save and should I delete empty directories and 0 byte files just to clean things up? If it is a good idea is there a tool to find them? 179888 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by denvilledon, May 24, 2021.

  1. Deleting empty directories and 0 byte files


    Is it save and should I delete empty directories and 0 byte files just to clean things up? If it is a good idea is there a tool to find them?

    :)
     
    denvilledon, May 24, 2021
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  2. 0 byte folder cannot be deleted Problem

    I have a 0 byte folder and I can't delete it. I'm using win 7 64 bit.
    please help *Cry :cry:

    It says access denied when trying, please login as admin blah blah msgs....

    I've searched the net for hours, Trying unlocker, fileassassin, and all other 'file deleter' programs out there. tried on safe mode, tried the cmd commands, even in cmd it says access denied, tried the closing explorer.exe and doing the command. I tried changing permissions and atrributes and it says you do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings. I logged in as the Administrator and still no hope.

    the folder originally contained all my movies but since then i moved(using the move command) all of them someplace else(on another hdd) and I thought it was gone but the folder is still there, 0 bytes. It was shared when i deleted it and still appeared on the shared folders list but inaccessible coz it was already deleted so i 'unshared' the folder from the shared folders list. and so the problem began. the folder is still there and it is undeletable

    One surefire way to do it without deleting my files is copying all other files to another HDD and reformat it and copy it back again but my hdd is currently contains 1 tb out of 1.36 and i dont have any hdds with that free space to use.

    ALSO I CAN'T OPEN THE FOLDER it says

    Location is not available

    'directory' is not accessible.
    Access is Denied.

    i think its more of a windows glitch than a virus problem

    help??? *Frown Deleting empty directories and 0 byte files :(
     
    lyndonguitar, May 24, 2021
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  3. 0 byte folder cannot be deleted Problem

    its irritating yes, i just dont like it being there *Bang Head :banghead:

    the directory is exactly the same as on the hdd the ive copied it.
    so its like this f:/a/b/c/ - 0 byte and e:/a/b/c/ - real files

    sometimes i would open up or copy to the wrong folder.
     
    lyndonguitar, May 24, 2021
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  4. Camiele Win User

    Deleting empty directories and 0 byte files

    How to Delete 0 Byte Files

    Hello S_and_S,

    The 0 byte files I deleted resulted from incomplete video downloads. These particular plain white files "did not exist or was moved" and could not be deleted. Deleting them was a simple matter of housekeeping.
     
    Camiele, May 24, 2021
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