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How Do I Delete the Empty Folders and Zero-Byte Files


#2
Before you attempt deleting empty folders and zero-byte files, check with Windows Prime gurus to make sure you do not accidentally step on Superman-- Windows' cape. If you do, you might find yourself starting a thread on fixing broken Windows operations. Give us a few names of the folders and files you have found -- some I may recognize even though I'm a Windows 7 person.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine

LMiller7

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#4
CCleaner is relatively safe. Manual deletion of empty folders or zero byte files is risky. If they belong to the system this is asking for trouble. Empty application created folders may appear to be unused but may later be needed and the results are unpredictable if they are not present. Zero byte files may serve an important purpose.

Considerably more information is needed before anyone could help with manual deletion of such items.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

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