Add Empty Folder to context menu in Windows 10

    Add Empty Folder to context menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Empty Folder context menu in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Customization
    03 Dec 2015 Last Updated: 25 Mar 2017 at 19:52

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    How to Add or Remove Empty Folder context menu in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Empty folder context menu will instantly and permanently delete everything in a folder after a one time Y/N confirmation to prevent emptying the folder by mistake.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Empty folder on the context menu of folders for all users in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Empty folder context menu, all users will be able to use it.

    Note   Note
    The Empty folder context menu will only be able to delete the contents of a folder that the user is allowed to in permissions.


    EXAMPLE: Empty folder context menu and confirmation
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Empty folder to Context Menu of Folders

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Empty_folder_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Empty folder from Context Menu of Folders

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Empty_folder_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn
  1.    16 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    I have insert this reg file and work.

    I would like the command does conflict with twice lick I do to open folders. With your reg file double-click does not open the folder but active the delete command of the contents of the folder. How can I do?

    Thanks a lot
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    16 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Hello Alexander, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I know this may be just a difference from your native language, but I'm not quite sure what you mean. Could you please explain it again more clearly?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    17 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Hi,
    i try to explain better In practice with your reg file, folder is empty when I open it (by double-clicking) and not from the context menu. How can I fix?

    Thanks a lot
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    17 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    If your folder is getting emptied by just double clicking on the folder to open it, then there's something else wrong since this context menu couldn't affect that.

    As a test, download and merge the .reg files for the listed Directory and Folder items in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to see if they may help. It will restore the default registry entries for these items. Afterwards, you can add "Empty Folder" back if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    25 Jan 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 Professional x64

    Works great, thank you Shawn (Hugs)

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  6.    26 Jan 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    You're most welcome Stephanie. I'm glad it could help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    27 Aug 2016 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    SUGGESTION FOR IMPROVEMENT


    Dear Shawn,
    I thank you and congratulate you for your publications.
    Would it be possible to improve this feature as follows:
    1. Right-click
    moving all files or directories of the folder into the Trash.
    2. Shift + Right click
    current function permanently deleted.
    What do you think about that idea?
    Yours.
    Valéry
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    27 Aug 2016 #8
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    Posts : 24,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Hello Valéry, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'll look into it. For now, you could open the folder, click/tap on "Select all" in the ribbon (Home tab), and click/tap on Delete to move all files/folders in the folder to the Recycle Bin.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


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