Permanently delete empty folders from folder structure in Windows

This post will show you how to remove empty folders from your folder structure altogether when copying files in Windows.

Why delete empty folders?

Making a folder tree smaller by removing empty folders is always good. You can access your files faster. You remove the unnecessary clutter.

Let us look at how this is possible using Copywhiz, a smart file copy program for Windows.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Steps to delete empty folders

1. Right-click on the folder from which files need to be copied and choose Copywhiz–>Copy from the menu as shown below:

2. Go to the destination folder, right-click on it and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced. The advanced settings dialogue box will open.

3. Select the option “Do not keep empty folders” and click ‘OK.’ You can also preview your files and folders before actually copying them.

4. Back in the Copywhiz main window, select the option “Paste and delete original (move)” and then click on the “Paste Now” button.


The folders would have been deleted even before you go to the destination and check. This is the high speed assured by Copywhiz. It also saves your time and effort when you have a large number of files and folders.

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