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    I recently noticed that I have many empty folders when I view the folder option in my music library. Is there any way to delete all empty folders without doing each one individually? Thanks!

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    Did you try Ctrl left click on each empty folder and hittinng the delete key? (Or shift delete to bypass the recycle bin).

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    I right clicked and then deleted, a slow process when I evidently have hundreds to delete.
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    Slightly faster is to hold down Ctrl and left click the folders you wish to delete. Once they are highlighted, right click and then delete.

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    The big problem is that I don't know which ones are empty!
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    I worked out something if you have a empty folder shared in your music library and it has unavailable underneath it and you want to get rid of it, if you look above where it says (includes (number)locations) below where it says Music Library click that and you can remove that empty folder. I hope that helps some of you. This is for Windows 7 by the way.

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    You may be able to do this from a command prompt using xcopy /S (Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.)
    copy the whole structure to a new location, rename the old, then copy the new location back to the original. If that causes problems, revert to the original folder.

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