Searching for empty directories and folders might look like a very trivial thing that you may think that what is the need for a separate tool just for such a small task. But often there are so many empty folders and directories lying on our PC, all cluttering the space and looking so much dis-organized, that you may surely want to take action against them and remove them all.

And here is a small nifty tool just tailor made for that purpose only.

RED – Remove Empty Directories:

RED (Remove Empty Directories) enables you to find and remove empty folders, often left behind from previous software installations. You can choose to scan only a specific folder hierarchy (e.g. Program Files) or search an entire drive. You can choose to exclude system folders as well as custom directory names and also specify whether the program should consider folders that only contain zero-byte files (0kb) as empty or not.

Advanced users can even set custom name patterns to identify files that should be considered “junk”, which enables you to locate folders that, although not empty, only contain useless file.Before deleting anything, RED will present you with comprehensive preview that shows you a list of all folders that match your criteria. You can then choose to proceed with the cleanup, pick folders to be excluded or manually delete individual directories.

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Features of RED

  • Shows empty directories before deleting them
  • Supports multiple delete modes (including Delete to recycle bin) (Version 2.2)
  • Allows white and black listing of directories by using filter lists
  • Can detect directories with empty files as empty

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