No promises, but I found a work-around that helped me get rid of all those stupid empty folders behing locked in place by that hidden .wdmc file. Hopefully it will work for you too - or at least help you devise a method that works for you.
First, I opened the folder in Windows Explorer (on my Windows 8.1 machine).
Next, I created a new folder called “(DeleteMe)”. The parentheses are there so it stays on top when sorted.
After that, I moved all the folders that could not be deleted into that folder. Don’t ask me why I can MOVE but not DELETE.
Finally, I used the WD My Cloud app to delete the “(DeleteMe)” folder, taking along the rest of the **bleep** folders (and their .wdmc files).
Not an ideal solution, but at least it got rid of the **bleep**. I suspect that WDMC is Western Digital Media Center or something like that, as the folders contain transcoded files - which makes no sense, since I don’t use it as a media center and have turned off all media services I can find. I suspect it’s another case of the devices trying to “help” and getting in the way. Makes me think Microsoft was involved in the development.
Anyway, hope it helps.
- AzDayton Sat. 02/28/2015 @ 17:47:24