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How to remove empty directories?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rumba352, Feb 14, 2005.

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  1. Rumba352

    Rumba352 Thread Starter

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    0138 Hrs., Monday, 15 Feburuary 2005


    I have Windows XP Professional Operating System (With SP#1 and SP#2)
    installed on my Hard Drive.


    My problem consists of the following.

    At the Dos Prompt,

    seventy-five percent of the directories are empty.

    I've already tried the old Dos Utility "DELTREE".

    Well, for some reason it doesn't work.

    Do you know of a utility I can purchase

    which will remove all these empty directories?


    Or,

    is there a function embedded in the operating system

    which I can use to remove there empty directories?


    Thank You!

    Awaiting you response.

    Rumba352.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    What are the directories, and where are they?

    If they are in the "documents and settings" or similar tree, they may be empty but are considered part of the system, as they are under a user profile. If you managed to delete them in this area, you could easily corrupt the profile and lose all files and directories under the profile.

    There is no DOS in XP, only a "DOS emulator" that runs under Windows, so you can have no greater ability in that mode than in Windows, because you are still in Windows.
     
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