Fast Empty Folder Finder

Fast Empty Folder Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.0.0
  • Total Downloads:
    23,808
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    42.13KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    62
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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How many empty folders are in your system? Leftovers from uninstalled programs, temporary folders that moved in to stay. Wouldn't it be great if someone wrote a simple tool that finds and deletes all that junk? Someone did: Fast Empty Folder Finder scans folders, directories, and entire drives for empty folders, displays them in a list with previews, and deletes those you select.

At 111.5KB, Fast Empty Folder Finder is compact, and since it's also portable freeware, it requires no installation but runs as soon as you click its executable file. It has a very simple but efficient, even elegant interface, with a plain main view anchored on the top by a toolbar with drop-down lists for Choose Locations and Options, including a pop-up file browser for adding locations; Scan Now, Delete Checked, and About buttons; and on the left, small icons for adding to the exclusion list and toggling the explorer panel.

We started with our Pictures Library. The program found two empty folders much more quickly than you could type or even say Fast Empty Folder Finder, and deleted them quickly, too, with confirmations before and after. This tool takes some pains to make sure you don't delete the wrong folders, not only analyzing the content to verify they're truly empty but letting you preview them to satisfy yourself. It made quick work of a 500GB media drive, finding several empty folders that we soon deleted. However, twice we ran it on the 60GB of files in our C: drive, and twice it stopped working. Though the drive held less overall, it held many, many times the number of files of the media drive, and it seems likely that we just fed it too much at one time. Given smaller bites, Fast Empty Folder Finder certainly lived up to its name.

Even with its apparent size limitations, we heartily recommend this small, free, portable tool, which does something fairly unique but unquestionably useful. It belongs on every portable USB toolkit, too. Since it's free, you have nothing to lose but your empty folders.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Couldn't find it to download on CNET or web."

April 05, 2011  |  By ptuell

 |  Version: Fast Empty Folder Finder 2.6.0.0

Pros

Don't know of any because file couldn't be found at CNET.

Cons

Never could find to download or install, much less try.

Summary

So, what happened to the program??

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4 stars

"Worfs as advertised with little set-up required"

March 05, 2011  |  By mcrussell2

 |  Version: Fast Empty Folder Finder 2.0.6.0

Pros

Easy to instal and use and finds most empty folders.

Cons

Can be slow and encounter problems with deleting folders left-over from uninstalled programs becuase of the admin priviledges needed.

Summary

Works well and problem with admin priviledges is consistent with other similar tools (some of thos esimply hang) and is great in terms of the small footprint.

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4 stars

"It Works! (at least in Windows XP)"

September 27, 2010  |  By trumpetjazz

 |  Version: Fast Empty Folder Finder 0.7.6.112

Pros

Found empty folders, displays them, and then lets you select which ones to delete.

Cons

Kind of hard to select all folders when many are found.

Summary

Does what it says, no crashing issues.

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1 stars

"Not worth trying yet."

April 26, 2010  |  By Toft

 |  Version: Fast Empty Folder Finder 0.7.6.112

Pros

It's simple and straight forward, not clutterd at all.

Cons

The program doesn't remove folders but instead crashes, every time.

Summary

this program doesn't follow through on the removal of empty's, as it hangs every time it runs I think that it should not identify folders It's can not remove with out crashing or it should have some code that allows it to resume deletion after the sequence of folders It couldn't remove.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.0.0
Version 2.6.0.0 fixed big that allowed 1 empty folder to remain every scan and added drag drop functionality to main window.
General
Publisher Listening PC
Publisher web site http://listeningpc.com
Release Date May 11, 2011
Date Added May 11, 2011
Version 2.6.0.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.13KB
File Name Fast Empty Folder Finder 2.6.0.0 (.NET 2.0).zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,808
Downloads Last Week 62
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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