Display Empty Folder with different Icon? (Moved from XP forum)

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mega-hz

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Hello,

i am searching since a long time for a solution to show empty folders with a different icon.

My Workaround is the following:

I have a Project Folder, it contains Folders with my projects.
If i start a new project i run a small batch with:

mkdir Datasheets
mkdir Layout
mkdir Logik
mkdir Eprom
mkdir Firmware
mkdir Pictures
mkdir Text
mkdir Gcode
cd Layout
mkdir Eagle
mkdir Gerber
exit

So it is the same structure in every project folder.

I am looking for a solution to show empty folder (even they contain sub-folders like the Laout-Folder!)
with a different icon say empty.ico. Only if there is a file inside the folder/subfolder it shall show the normal folder icon!

I have tried different tools but they wont do what i want.
Maybe there can be something with the desktop.ini file?
Or can someone write a script wich runs once a minute to check the folders?

Does anyone has a idea?

And no, i dont want to delete empty folders!

Wolfram.
 
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Out of curiosity, why do you want to do this? I'm just trying to get a better idea in case there are better/easier alternatives. I won't argue with you on the reasoning for doing this. It will just be helpful :).
 

mega-hz

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Out of curiosity, why do you want to do this? I'm just trying to get a better idea in case there are better/easier alternatives. I won't argue with you on the reasoning for doing this. It will just be helpful :).
well, as i said i have a project-folder with many projects inside, they all have the same subfolders, like datasheet, layout, etc.
to see if there is something or if there is nothing inside it would be nice to see it just on the folder icon or like compressed files (blue) with different text colour.
what alternatives do you have in mind?
 
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What operating system are you on? The thread says moved from XP forum, so I'll guess XP, but would rather ask to be sure. I don't want to test on my operating system, get a working solution, only to find that you're on a different operating system and it doesn't work. Nevertheless, I think it may be possible.
 
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Alright. I'll simply share this article basically saying that's it's a huge security risk to still run XP. It's no longer supported and will not be patched anymore by Microsoft.

Give me a day or two to get a Windows XP test machine up and running and I'll start working on a possible solution. Just to be sure, you have SP3 installed on XP, correct?
 
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