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Windows 8 Display File Deletion Confirmation

Posted by Alan McBurney on March 13, 2012

Many of you may have been trying out the latest offering from Redmond in the form of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

One of the many things that have changed in this version of Windows is that you no longer get the confirmation prompt when deleting files & folders.

Luckily however this is an easy option to re-enable.

To re-enable the prompt right click on the recycle bin on the desktop and choose properties


Here you will see the option to “Display delete confirmation dialog”



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