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    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 Category: Customization
    05 Jun 2019
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    How to Add or Remove Empty Folder context menu in Windows 10


    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.

    The Empty folder context menu allows you to select to Empty folder contents and subfolders (everything) or Empty folder contents but not subfolders.

    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.

    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
    Add Empty Folder to context menu in Windows 10-empty_folder_context_menu.jpg
    Add Empty Folder to context menu in Windows 10-empty_folder_confirmation.png Add Empty Folder to context menu in Windows 10-empty_folder_confirmation-2.png



    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add - right click), step 3 (add - shift + right click), or step 4 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Right Click "Empty folder" to Context Menu of Folders

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Empty_folder_context_menu.reg

    Download


     3. To Add Shift + Right Click "Empty folder" to Context Menu of Folders

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Shift+_Empty_folder_context_menu.reg

    Download


     4. To Remove Empty folder from Context Menu of Folders

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Empty_folder_context_menu.reg

    Download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    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
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,011
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    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?
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #3

    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
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,011
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    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
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  5. Stephanie's Avatar
    Posts : 14,586
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       #5

    Works great, thank you Shawn :) (Hugs)

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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,011
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    You're most welcome Stephanie. I'm glad it could help. :)
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #7

    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
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,011
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    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.
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  9. Posts : 452
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #9

    How is the Windows 10 version of the Empty Folder right-click menu different from the Windows 7 analog which offers the choices to empty root folders with and without emptying subfolders? The content of the respective registry files, particularly the command line parameters, are not the same but I don't know much about command line language, parameters and syntax to tell the difference. Thanks!

    Context Menu - Add Empty Folder and Subfolders - Windows 7 Help Forums
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