Folder Lab enables you to create empty folders in batch mode by taking account a short list of rules. It can also be used for making empty files with any extension. The application doesn't have complicated options or configuration parameters, so it can be handled with ease by anyone. It doesn't require installation.
Once launched, the tool displays a very small window that stays on top of other applications, which asks you for the directory where you want to create items. It can be indicated using either the tree view or drag-and-drop support.
In the following step, you can instruct Folder Lab to create an empty file or empty folders based on rules, or to copy an empty folder structure with all existing subfolders from another location while skipping all files.
Unfortunately, Folder Lab doesn't support batch processing for creating empty files, so you are restricted to making one file at a time. This can be done by specifying the file name and format.
When it comes to creating empty folders, there are several options put at your disposal. For instance, you can create a single folder by just entering a name. Alternatively, it's possible to make a folder structure that automatically gets incremented with numbers or the alphabet, where prefixes and suffixes are optional.
Moreover, the software application is capable of putting together directory structures using the day, hour, day and hour, month and day, date, or date and hour. The task is immediately carried out and Folder Lab doesn't show a confirmation message.
Although it hasn't been updated for a long time, the utility still works on later Windows editions. It created folders swiftly in our tests without triggering Windows to hang, crash or prompt error messages. Unsurprisingly, CPU and RAM consumption was minimal.
On the other hand, Folder Lab is a rudimentary app that leaves little room for customization. For instance, it cannot create multiple files in batch mode, nor empty folders using custom text with suffixes and suffixes. Nevertheless, you can test it for yourself.