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How To Enable ‘Delete Confirmation Dialog’ In Windows 8

With additions like Metro based panels, Start Menu, and Ribbon Explorer, many Windows 8 UI elements have been revamped, such as, the auto run dialog, low battery on-screen notification, desktop snapping, full screen apps, and much more.. Talking of dialog boxes, the most significant improvement that you will notice is with copy/move conflict resolution dialog box, which seems more smart, intuitive and can handle conflicts from a single window. Other noticeable change is that Windows 8 no longer asks you to confirm the deletion of file and folder, i.e when you select a file/folder and hit Delete key, it sends the respective item straight to Recycle Bin without confirming the action. In this post, we will present a simple solution to bring Windows 8 default file/folder delete dialog box back.

First off, right-click Recycle Bin and select Properties. You can also access Recycle Bin Properties from within the Recycle Bin from Recycle Bin Manage tab.

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In Recycle Bin Properties dialog, enable Display delete confirmation dialog option and click OK to apply the change.

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Now when you delete a file or folder, it will ask you to confirm the action before sending the item to Recycle Bin.

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