Public bug reported:

The folder/directory list on the left side of gthumb says "(Empty)"
below a folder when that folder has no subdirectories, even though the
folder is NOT empty: it contains photos!   This is misleading and apt to
cause the user -- such as me! -- to accidentally delete photos by
deleting a non-empty directory thinking that it is empty.

If the user clicks on the folder/directory name, then normally
thumbnails are displayed on the right, so that can help alert the user
to the presence of photos in that folder in spite of the fact that it
says "(Empty)".  However, this is not a reliable enough way to prevent
accidental photo deletion, because:

1. gthumb might currently be displaying the contents of a completely
different folder.  For example, on the attached screenshot on the right
the thumbnails of folder 12-11-22 are displayed, but a DIFFERENT folder
(2012-11-26) has been right-clicked to pop up its menu in order to
delete it, because gthumb (misleadingly) says "(Empty)" under that
folder.

2. When a folder contains a LOT of photos, gthumb sometimes takes a long
time before displaying any thumbnails, which can give the appearance of
the folder being empty!

3. As I previously mentioned, the folder list on the left explicitly
says "(Empty)".

Please do not display the word "(Empty)" below a folder name unless that
folder really is EMPTY, i.e., it contains no folders or other files.  It
is dangerously misleading and is not needed.

This was tested on gthumb 3.4.3 on Ubuntu 16.04.

** Affects: gthumb (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Attachment added: "Screenshots"
   
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1740809/+attachment/5029908/+files/Screenshot%20from%202018-01-01%2020-54-12.png

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