1.    05 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 42
    Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1

    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.    05 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,927
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    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
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 3
    W10 Pro 1703

    In Google: powershell delete all empty folders ( is for free ��)
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  4.    07 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,079
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    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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