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Offline spartaniz

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Delete empty folders
« on: May 13, 2011, 08:46:57 am »
I would like altbinz to delete the empty folder after extracting to another directory.

thanks

Offline Rdl

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 09:24:12 am »
Setup->Unrar->Delete empty folder

Offline spartaniz

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 09:40:55 am »
yes, i know about that option, but it does not delete the empty folders.

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 10:01:23 am »
Really? What does it do then?

I just tested that option and it does what it should do, delete EMPTY folder after unrar/delete/move procedure.

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 10:06:06 am »
it does not delete my empty folders. It leaves the empty folders in the download directory.

btw, these downloads get grabbed using the rss filter.

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 03:25:52 am »
Same thing happens to me.  Has happened for a while never really got this feature to work.

Empty folder have all files deleted and still there

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 11:05:58 am »
Works perfectly fine here. Can you enable view hidden files in those folders to see if something's still in there (like Thumbs.db).

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011, 12:09:28 pm »
I'll check on my next download, already manually deleted all the empty folders.

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2011, 12:22:16 pm »
There are only 2 things I could think of:

1. I execute script involved?
2. AV locking out directory. What AV are you using?

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2011, 02:23:20 pm »
I use no scripts except the filter on my rss feed, and on that specific computer, microsoft security essentials is die AV. The feature never worked since I can remember, have been using AltBinz for years.

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 03:04:12 am »
I've been using for years as well

XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Never worked

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 09:09:47 am »
downloaded 2 shows using the rss filter and extracted to a different folder. Went into folder options, enabled show hidden files and unchecked the hide protected windows files- folder is completely empty.

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2011, 10:44:09 am »
Well, if you've tried with AV disabled and/or Alt.Binz folders excluded from your AV, then all that can be said at this point is that it works 100% for others and always has done, so you need to dig deeper into what's happening on your system.

You could try installing Process Monitor to see which process has any open handles to the folder that might be preventing Alt.Binz from deleting it.

And failing any resolution of this mystery, you can always try the scripted method:

https://www.altbinz.net/forum/help-5/alt-binz-scripts-the-code!/msg14262/#msg14262

« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 10:54:34 am by Hecks »

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 01:16:06 pm »
I've excluded the whole drive from my anti-virus. I've also disabled the "monitor automatically' in the quickpar options to see if that is locking the folder.

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Re: Delete empty folders
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2011, 01:27:57 pm »
I've also disabled the "monitor automatically' in the quickpar options to see if that is locking the folder.

Bingo. Note that there's no need to use QuickPar with Alt.Binz in this way (or at all).