How to Turn On or Off Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation in Windows 10
The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.
If you have multiple hard drives, partitions, or an external hard drive connected to your PC, each location will have its own $Recycle.Bin and Recycle Bin settings. Removable drives, such as USB flash drives and memory cards, will not have a Recycle Bin. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted.
If you don't want to receive a delete confirmation dialog message each time you move a file or folder to the Recycle Bin, you can choose to not get the messages.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Recycle Bin delete confirmation dialog for your account in Windows 10.
If you delete a file or folder that's larger than the set maximum storage size
of the Recycle Bin, then you will always get a This file is too big to recycle. Do you want to permanently delete it?
confirmation message like below.
If you empty the Recycle Bin
, you will always get a Are you sure you want to permanently delete...?
confirmation dialog like below.
EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin delete confirmation dialog
1. Right click or press and hold on the Recycle Bin, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)
2. Select the Recycle Bin location for the drive (ex: C ) you want at the top. (see screenshot below)
3. Check (on) or uncheck (off) the Display delete confirmation dialog box for what you want, and click/tap on Apply. (see screenshot below)
4. Repeat step 2 above if you have another Recycle Bin location you want to turn on or off the delete confirmation dialog for.
5. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 3)