VBA Delete Empty Subfolders from a specified folder using VBA. First we are checking subfolder has files in it. Files are available we are not deleting that respective subfolder. If files are not available and now subfolder is empty then we are deleting that folder. In the following tutorial we have explained step by step instructions to run example VBA macro code.
Let us see an example macro VBA code to delete an empty or blank Subfolder(s). In the below example we are specifying root folder path. You can change that path as per your requirement.
'VBA Delete Blank/Empty Subfolders Sub VBAF1_Delete_Empty_Subfolders() 'Variable declaration Dim sFldPath As String 'Define Root Folder Path sFldPath = "C:\VBAF1" 'Çall SubProcedure Call VBAF1_SubProcedure_To_Delete_Empty_Subfolders(sFldPath) End Sub
Sub Procedure(Recursive Method): In the below Sub Procedure we are checking all available subfolders using recursive method. We are checking files count and subfolders count in a folder. If both values are ‘0’ then deleting that folder. Otherwise by following recursive method checking all available subfolders and deleting the blank or empty subfolders.
'VBA Sub Procedure(Recursive Method) to Delete Blank/Empty Sub folders Sub VBAF1_SubProcedure_To_Delete_Empty_Subfolders(sFolderPath As String) 'Variable declaration Dim sFileName As String, oFile As Object, oFolder As Folder Dim iFilesCount As Integer, iFoldersCount As Integer 'Check for slash If Right(sFolderPath, 1) <> "\" Then sFolderPath = sFolderPath & "\" 'Create FSO Object Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(sFolderPath) 'Check Specified Folder exists or not If oFSO.FolderExists(sFolderPath) Then 'Loop through all subfolders For Each oSubFolder In oFolder.SubFolders 'Çheck available files count in a folder iFilesCount = oSubFolder.Files.Count iFoldersCount = oSubFolder.SubFolders.Count 'If folder has '0'files then delete subfolder If iFilesCount = 0 And iFoldersCount = 0 Then 'Delete Subfolder RmDir oSubFolder End If 'Recursive Method 'Check if any other subfolders within subfolders If iFoldersCount <> 0 Then Call VBAF1_SubProcedure_To_Delete_Empty_Subfolders(sFolderPath & oSubFolder.Name) End If Next End If End Sub
Here are the instructions to use above macro in Visual basic editor.
- Open Visual Basic Editor(VBE) by clicking Alt +F11
- Go to code window by clicking F7
- Copy above specified macro or procedure
- Paste above copied code in code window
- Run macro by clicking F5 or Run command
- Now you can check specified root folder, all the empty or blank sub folders are deleted.
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