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How do I search for and delete 0k files on a shared volume?

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I've got a NAS device with a ton of 0kb files scattered all over it - is there a tool I can use to automatically delete any file on the NAS w/ a file size of 0k?

Searching using Windows' built-in search doesn't do it because, though it find the files, it tends to break as I attempt to delete all of the results.
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by:Rick
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Write this in notepad and save it with a .cmd extension.
Change "C:\MyFolder" to your path to the NAS

@ECHO OFF
FOR /R "C:\MyFolder" %%F IN (*.*) DO (
       IF "%%~zF" GTR "0" (DEL /F %%F))
EXIT /B /0
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Found a great way to do it via UNIX (Mac OS X) - with the volume mounted, use:

find . -size 0k -exec rm -rf {}\:
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by:ChrisJScott
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(went off and figured this one out on my own; posting for others)
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