Windows 10: Find Folders Without Filetype - Need App Suggestion


  1. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1
       05 May 2017 #1

    Find Folders Without Filetype - Need App Suggestion


    Hi all,

    I am looking for a freeware utility or perhaps something with a small price tag that can search a folder, and return a list of subfolders that do NOT contain a specific file type. So, I'm not looking to find files, but looking to find folders that don't contain something.

    With the search results, I'd either delete or move them as a batch.

    Ideas?
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  2. Posts : 4,488
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       05 May 2017 #2

    An issue with such a search is a Folder can hold a subFolder which can hold a subFolder of its own which can hold a subFolder, etc., all of which can be empty except each parent Folder will have at least 1 item in it.
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  3.    06 May 2017 #3

    In Google: powershell delete all empty folders ( is for free ��)
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  4.    07 May 2017 #4

    windows 7 - Find folders NOT containing a particular filemask - Software Recommendations Stack Exchange
    You can use the shareware XYplorer, which has a 30-day trial period. In version 14.80, it introduced the feature that you want:
    Find Containing Folders. Now you can list all folders containing a certain file or file type, files of a certain size or age, or with certain other properties. You can as well list all folders NOT containing such files.
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    Quicksearch - example with switch.

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