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How can I find empty subfolders without opening all folders (I have a lot of nested folders)

How can I find empty subfolders without opening all folders (I have a lot of nested folders)

Explorer | Level 4

I have a lot of folders nested in folders (sometimes nested in nested folders).  I suspect some of them are empty.  Is there a way to do that without having to open each folder separately to get to the subfolders?  I tried sorting on size using the direction you posted to Avik on 5/15/19 at 2:49- but that doesn't help.

 

Thanks.

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Re: How can I find empty subfolders without opening all folders (I have a lot of nested folders)

Helpful | Level 6

If you're on Mac or Linux, you could open a terminal and run

find ~/Dropbox -type d -empty

(assuming Dropbox is in your home directory), to locate all of them.

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Re: How can I find empty subfolders without opening all folders (I have a lot of nested folders)

Dropboxer

Hi @Francine G.3, thanks for posting today!

 

Currently, there isn't a way to detect empty folders automatically via the site. Calculating the folder size would show the sizes, but you'd need to recalculate if you you navigate away from that folder.

 

If you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: How can I find empty subfolders without opening all folders (I have a lot of nested folders)

Helpful | Level 6

If you're on Mac or Linux, you could open a terminal and run

find ~/Dropbox -type d -empty

(assuming Dropbox is in your home directory), to locate all of them.

View solution in original post

Re: How can I find empty subfolders without opening all folders (I have a lot of nested folders)

Explorer | Level 4

Thank you!

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