Occasionally someone will email me and ask if FolderSizes is capable of finding and deleting empty folders from their system(s). The answer is a resounding “yes”, and it’s actually very simple.
Just select the file system path you wish to scan within FolderSizes (note that you can also enter a UNC network path into the Path box at the top of the screen) and allow file system scanning to complete. Next, click the Size column in the results list twice to cause it to sort ascending (smallest on top). That’s it – FolderSizes will show all the zero-length file system objects (including folders) at the top of the list.
Note that if you have zero-length folders nested multiple levels deep, then you should engage the Deep Subfolder Display Depth setting – in the main menu, select View | Subfolder Display Depth | Deep.
Once you’ve got a listing of the zero-length file system object, select the ones you don’t want any more, right click, and choose Delete Selected Items.
Key Metric Software today released version 3.4 of FolderSizes, our network-enabled disk space analysis tool.
Version 3.4 contains a number of improvements, including more flexible toolbar and docking panel user interface controls, improved XML output, better support for UNC paths, and a broad array of minor improvements and fixes.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any suggestions or comments – your feedback is always greatly appreciated.
It’s my pleasure to announce the formal release of Duplicate File Detective – our professional-grade duplicate file management solution.
As I mentioned in a recent blog posting, the process of finding and managing duplicate files is one that we felt was best addressed by the introduction of a new product. We think you’ll agree when you see Duplicate File Detective.
As always, your comments and questions are most welcome; feel free to email me directly at any time.
A lot of FolderSizes users have told us that they appreciate being able to right-click on folder locations throughout the software and have the option to open a command prompt directly from that folder.
Well, this feature has been enhanced further in the new version 3.3 – you can now even right-click files and get this behavior. FolderSizes simply opens a command prompt from the folder that contains the file.
Note that Cmd Prompt From Here is available not only from the main FolderSizes report detail view, but also from every file report detail view and from the built-in file search facility.
Version 3.3 of FolderSizes was released on April 7th, 2005. It contains a number of improvements, as well as a couple of bug fixes. You can read all about the new release here.
We’ve also taken the time to re-develop the PDF version of the product help file. This version is handy if you need to print off a copy or two. I hate to brag, but I think you’ll find that it’s the most exciting thing you’ve ever read in your entire life. Honest.
As always, please keep the feedback coming. We use your comments, thoughts, and criticisms (our feelings aren’t too delicate – let em’ rip) to constantly improve and evolve FolderSizes. So don’t hesitate to contact us.