1.    08 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    How to get system to show idiot box when I delete a file?


    In the opposite way of how the system handles me trying to delete an EXE file, now the system just goes ahead and deletes without the standard idiot box asking me if I am sure I want to delete the file. This is quite dangerous as the Delete menu item on the context menu can sometimes be actuated accidentally, without me even knowing about it!
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by swampwiz View Post
    In the opposite way of how the system handles me trying to delete an EXE file, now the system just goes ahead and deletes without the standard idiot box asking me if I am sure I want to delete the file. This is quite dangerous as the Delete menu item on the context menu can sometimes be actuated accidentally, without me even knowing about it!
    Right click an empty space in Recycle Bin folder, choose Properties, highlight the appropriate drive and check mark the 'Display delete confirmation dialog' box, click Apply, click OK.
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #3
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    I've just followed the instructions as a precaution, thanks for the tip.
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    This was already disabled in windows 7. I find it logical as the files go to recycle bin. So if a file get deleted by mistake you can always restore it. If you disable recycle bin then "'Display delete confirmation dialog" would make sens and should be turned on.
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