Windows 10: Reducing file size of all files in a folder to 1 byte

Discus and support Reducing file size of all files in a folder to 1 byte in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; What I need is a tool which will turn all my jpg files in a download folder to 1 byte files easily. I have thousands of files. I've already copied them... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by stub, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. stub Win User

    Reducing file size of all files in a folder to 1 byte


    What I need is a tool which will turn all my jpg files in a download folder to 1 byte files easily. I have thousands of files. I've already copied them where they need to be. So this download folder is purely for preventing the download of the same file more than once, and to reduce the storage space to a minimum. It also coincidentally is also a quick reference to any new downloads. The one's with real file sizes. I've looked high and low to find a tool to do this. But until now. No success. Any help would be appreciated.

    :)
     
  2. stub Win User

    Creating Zero Byte Files of a folder of large sized files

    Hang onto your hats. This is going to be a bumpy ride.

    I understand where the OP is coming from. I also want to download large graphics files, on maybe a daily basis, and store them in a folder, and I want the presence of the zero byte files to prevent a download to this folder with the same name, but to download with the next available increment. For example. I might have filename.jpg and filename (1).jpg etc. So the next download of a filename.jpg or filename (1).jpg to be downloaded as filename (2).jpg.

    As an aside. I think that is how both File Explorer and Filezilla function. If I'm not mistaken.

    Then I want to visually compare the files which are not zero byte in this download folder with the filename*.jpg in my master folder of full size filenames, and if I have that picture already, to simply delete the filename in the download folder, or if I don't have the picture to copy it to my master folder of full size filenames, and then zero byte that file in my download folder.

    Now I'm not an expert with Windows, so this structure might be achieved with some alternative better structuring. Why not compare the filename and size to be downloaded with a list of this filename*.jpg in my master folder of full size filenames, and if there is a file of the exact same size, to abort the filename download. If not, then to download to the zero byte folder, as described above. Now why to do this? It will prevent many unnecessary processing of files in the download files, and therefore less manual processing by me. This only exacerbates with the more files I store. Currently around 5K of files. By having the list of zero byte files in the download folder is only a tool in this process, but having these filenames with an without sizes, it is easy to see which files require further processing. These could be 1byte in size if it makes things easier in any way, like when deleting files etc.

    Now I'm open to any questions or clarifications on what I'm trying to automate.
     
  3. folder should display with size in bytes and numbers of Items and numbers of files inside it.

    In Windows try to display Folder with size in bytes and numbers of Items and numbers of files inside it. So that we can know which folder is contain more bytes. Even sub folder also display size, items and files numbers. It will be easy to find folders
    and files to delete which are big in size.
     
    Mohammed Naeem Shaikh, Mar 15, 2020
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  4. psyko12 Win User

    Reducing file size of all files in a folder to 1 byte

    Page File

    Set minimum and maximum to a constant number as suggested by others, that will help reduce fragmentation on the drive coz of different page file sizing.
     
    psyko12, Mar 15, 2020
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