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How 2 empty files from folder & subfolder but leave folders

I want to clean out all my (rather well-aged) files accumulated over the years in my Downloads Folder. The subfolders are well organized so I want to retain the entire heirarchy of the folders/subfolders but just get rid of all the software that I have downloaded. Most of the software will not be accessed again, and most that will have a newer version, so time to start filling it up again from fresh.

Is there a single command to do this without having to go folder by folder? In case there is not, is there a copy function that will copy just the folder and subfolder structure without the files? TIA

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Any freeware or command line possibilites

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Thanks, but it is a bit dear for this simple one time need. I hope to find freeware, or more likely, a simple command line way to delete the files, or to copy the directory structure only. I once knew how, but am having trouble finding an explanation to refresh me.

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(NT) (NT) XCOPY /T /E ????

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more xcopy

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Thanks for yours, and

from command line: " xcopy /? | more "
gives a complete switch listing which includes:

/I If destination does not exist and copying more than one file, assumes that destination must be a directory.

so in your opinion, should /i be included with the ones listed in your post? TIA

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Try it.

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Since it's a copy and doesn't affect the originals, you can test it till it's ok.


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