Empty Folder context menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    Empty Folder context menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Empty Folder context menu in Windows 10
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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. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2016-01-16 #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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-01-16 #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?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2016-01-17 #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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-01-17 #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.

    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    England
    Posts : 9,809
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       2016-01-25 #5

    Works great, thank you Shawn (Hugs)

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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-01-26 #6

    You're most welcome Stephanie. I'm glad it could help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       2016-08-27 #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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-08-27 #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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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