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    Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10

    How to Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    25 Dec 2022
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10


    When you cut, copy, move, or delete multiple selected files and/or folders from one location to another in Windows, you may get a file operation conflict dialog (ex: "File Access Denied") prompting you what to do if say for example you needed to provide administrator permission to move the files and/or folders. You will also have a Do this for all current items checkbox to make it easier to apply what you want to do to all items.

    The "Do this for all current items" checkbox will always be checked or unchecked as it was when last used by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to have the Do this for all current items confirmation dialog checkbox to be checked or unchecked by default for your user account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: "Do this for all current items" checkbox in "File Access Denied" and "Destination Folder Access Denied" dialogs
    Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10-do_this_for_all_current_items_unchecked_by_default.png Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10-do_this_for_all_current_items_checked_by_default.png
    Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10-do_this_for_all_current_items_unchecked_by_default-2.png Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10-do_this_for_all_current_items_checked_by_default-2.png



    Here's How:

    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\OperationStatusManager

    ConfirmationCheckBoxDoForAll DWORD

    0 = Uncheck
    1 = Check


    1 Do step 2 (uncheck) or step 3 (check) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Uncheck "Do this for all current items" by default

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Do_this_for_all_current_items_unchecked_by_default.reg

    Download


     3. To Check "Do this for all current items" by default

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Do_this_for_all_current_items_checked_by_default.reg

    Download

    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Either restart explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Version 1709 Build 16299.125
       #1

    Hi Shawn.

    The default setting is with the checkbox not ticked (i.e. ConfirmationCheckBoxDoForAll value is 0), but your reg files have the reversed effect.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 68,358
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thank you. They have now been corrected. :)
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 939
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
       #3

    Hi Brink,

    This is my current setting

    Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10-fill-checkbox-default-3.png

    But this is what I currently see (C:\Program Files)

    Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10-fill-checkbox-default-1.png

    Check or Uncheck Do For All Dialog Checkbox by Default in Windows 10-fill-checkbox-default-2.png

    Is the reg change just about moving files, or all check boxes?
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 68,358
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello @kitpzyxmsir,

    It should get applied for cut, copy, move, or delete. Not sure about replace.

    As a test, restart the computer to see if it may be required now to fully apply.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 939
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hello @kitpzyxmsir,

    It should get applied for cut, copy, move, or delete. Not sure about replace.

    As a test, restart the computer to see if it may be required now to fully apply.
    I "think" that did it. I restarted and tested. The box first came up unchecked, but after checking it and testing again, the box was checked.

    thanks
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 68,358
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    I "think" that did it. I restarted and tested. The box first came up unchecked, but after checking it and testing again, the box was checked.

    thanks
    Great news.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 710
    Windows 7
       #7

    When you update Explorer's registry values, you can restart Explorer instead of rebooting.

    Open a CMD window.
    taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    explorer
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 939
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
       #8

    garlin said:
    When you update Explorer's registry values, you can restart Explorer instead of rebooting.

    Open a CMD window.
    taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    explorer
    is it possible to create a shortcut for that, or maybe a .bat file?
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 710
    Windows 7
       #9

    A batch file works, and you can create a shortcut or run it from a desktop context menu. Brink's got the 2nd option covered in one of his many tutorials.
      My Computer


 

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