Just putting this simple but extremely useful matlab script for my future self and anyone trying to handle folders using matlab. This script checks all the sub directory within the starting directory and then deletes the one that do not satisfy a given criteria. In my case this was the number of image samples within a folder.
% script for deleting folders with less than a certain number of files close all clear all clc % count the number of png files D = dir(' '); numFoldersOrFiles = size(D, 1); thresholdFiles = 30; % skipping the first two which are just . and .. for i = 3: numFoldersOrFiles if D(i).isdir Ds = dir([D(i).name '\*.png']); numFiles = size(Ds, 1) / 3; if numFiles < thresholdFiles rmdir(D(i).name, 's'); end end end % all done :)