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Clear Folder

Automation Workshop includes the Clear Folder Action that empties the contents of a folder. It ensures that the target folder is left empty (or with subfolders only) before proceeding with next file operations in a workflow. In contrast, the Remove Folder deletes the folder along with all its contents.

Features & highlights

  • Ensures the specified folder is empty by deleting all its contents, including files and subfolders.
  • Ensures the specified folder is cleared of files, leaving subfolders and their contents intact.
  • Deletes all files, directories, and subdirectories in a folder—effortlessly erases everything, including read-only files and folders.
  • Alternatively, the Ensure Folder Action ensures a folder exists and is empty by clearing it when necessary or creating a new one when required.


  • Folder · Choose a folder to erase its contents.
  • Options · Settings to remove everything or only files.


  • Clear Folder integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Clear Folder variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Clear Folder Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using the quick «CF» shortcut.

Remote cleanup? Easy!

When cleaning up local or LAN files is not enough, use Automation Workshop to clear directories on remote servers via FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, and other file transfer protocols.

Even more, for managing multiple servers and workflows over LAN or the internet, utilize the remote tools and flexible deployment features available through a simple yet efficient user interface.


Automation Workshop includes many more awesome Triggers and numerous Actions to aid you to automate any repetitive computer or business task by providing state-of-the-art GUI tools.

Automated Trigger · File & Folder Watcher
File & Folder Watcher
Automate Action · Run CMD command
Run CMD command

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