Windows and applications create many blank folders on your hard drive. And they stick even after you uninstall the software. To solve this issue of ghost folders, I created a simple python script to delete all empty folders in any given drive or folder path. Here is the code;



RmBlanks.py Usage

For this script to work, of course you need python to be installed on your computer.

Usage of the script is very simple:

  1. Open up a terminal/command prompt and navigate to the folder containing rmblanks.py script.
  2. Type rmblanks.py E:\Directory\Name\ToBe\Cleared
  3. Change E:\Directory\Name\ToBe\Cleared to any folder you want to clear.
  4. Depending on hard drive speed and levels of directories, this script may take some time to complete.

I hope you find it useful. Enjoy!