Find Folders Without Filetype - Need App Suggestion


  1. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1
       #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 : 12,481
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #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. Posts : 3
    W10 Pro 1703
       #3

    In Google: powershell delete all empty folders ( is for free ��)
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  4. Posts : 35,524
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #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.
    Find Folders Without Filetype - Need App Suggestion-snap-2017-05-07-10.12.20.jpg

    Quicksearch - example with switch.

    Find Folders Without Filetype - Need App Suggestion-snap-2017-05-07-10.14.45.jpg
    (You can just see the switch on the bottom - sorry, clipped the text)
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