Why empty folders don't import to eclipse project ?

I invoked tortoise svn client to checkout 'c' language project from subversion repository.  Checkout is successful.  All folders/files and empty folders for storing derived
objects are in the checkedout folder.

I create eclipse workspace.  Then, I create empty 'c project' in eclipse.

I import checkedout project to eclipse as follows:

From eclipse main menu, File -  Import  -  General  -  File System.  I browse to folder in windows explorer that contain the checkout project.  I click Finish.
Project is imported to eclipse but empty folders didn't get imported.  In the Import diaglog box, empty folders were selected.  Why didn't they import ?

If I completely bypass tortoise svn client and checkout project from eclipse svn plugin, then empty folders are present in the eclipse project.
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
This might be a problem with eclipse Import Wizard because dragging files from the file system and dropping them into one of eclipse navigation views works.  Empty folders are imported.
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
Actually this is a bug in eclipse.

See attached.
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phoffric\Commented:
On a number of projects in the past with different configuration management programs, I recall seeing .dummy files in otherwise empty folders. Seems to be a common nuisance for well over a decade.
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