Way to search for "empty folders" within OSX Lion?

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  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    I need to find and delete a bunch of empty folders in Lion?
     
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Like this:
    ScreenCap 9.PNG
     
  4. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've tried this (based upon your photo) however when I do the search my screen looks just a "little" different than yours.

    For one after I add a "space" to the search bar and click on the hard drive I want, my computer does not show the "CONTENTS" in the bar at the top.

    This way looks like I can accomplish what I want however I haven't found a correct setting for finding empty folders.
     
  5. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here's a screen shot of what my screen looks like.
     

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try clicking the drive you want to search before you enter the space in the search bar. The "CONTENTS" in my screen capture refers to searching the contents of a file/folder for the search term (the space), rather than restricting the search to just the file/folder names. On Lion, you no longer get the option of searching the contents of files versus the names; instead, the Finder tries to guess what you want, depending on the kind and scope of the search.

    The search that you posted should work fine. If you want, you can click in the search area and backspace to remove the space character (don't click the "x" on the right side of the search bar).
     

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