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    Turn On or Off Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation in Windows 10
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    08 Mar 2018
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    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.

    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.
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    If you empty the Recycle Bin, you will always get a Are you sure you want to permanently delete...? confirmation dialog like below.
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    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Recycle Bin delete confirmation dialog for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin delete confirmation dialog
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    Here's How:

    1. Right click or press and hold on the Recycle Bin, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Select the Recycle Bin location for the drive (ex: C ) you want at the top. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Check (on) or uncheck (off) the Display delete confirmation dialog box for what you want, and click/tap on Apply. (see screenshot below)

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    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)



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    08 May 2017 #1

    So we did, unchecked this asking for confirmation . ( Win10 1703 )
    Still it keeps asking for confirmation ,when deleting files from recycle bin............!!
    Maybe another solution ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 29,354
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       08 May 2017 #2

    Hello @Pietcorus, :)

    This delete confirmation is for when you delete an item for it to go into the Recycle Bin instead.

    If you empty the Recycle Bin, you will always get a "Are you sure you want to permanently delete...?" confirmation dialog.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    08 May 2017 #3

    Ok, I see, my intention is to remove "Are you sure you want to permanently delete...?" confirmation dialog .
    I see this as an "overkill" ,coz you have choosen for removal and then you are asked again "are you sure " , is it possible to remove this disturbing asking............?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 29,354
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       08 May 2017 #4

    I'm not aware of a way to disable the confirmation prompt to empty the Recycle Bin.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    08 May 2017 #5

    Ok, well thank you anyway Brink, maybe later we will find a way to remove the " bloated dialogs "..........:)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 29,354
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       08 May 2017 #6

    I'll always be on the look out. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    08 May 2017 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    I'm not aware of a way to disable the confirmation prompt to empty the Recycle Bin.
    I think this confirmation should always remain. It is the last line of defence to stop losing file permanently without having to use specialist tools. On many occasions, I have gone to empty bin but warning has made me think "maybe not".

    I am more cavalier about deleting files to the bin as I know I can get them back quickly if I screw up (as we all do). Of course, good old Macrium images are my fallback but more hassle.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 29,354
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       08 May 2017 #8

    I agree. Otherwise, it'll be way too easy to permanently delete something by mistake.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 20
    W10 Pro 64 bit b16299
       03 Aug 2017 #9

    Good morning
    If it can be useful, I have tried to enable deletion confirmation with this registry key and it works, so that it is effective to run it is required to reboot.

    Enable confirms file deletion
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "ShellState"=hex:24,00,00,00,33,28,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
      01,00,00,00,13,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,62,00,00,00
    Disable deletes file confirmation
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "ShellState"=hex:24,00,00,00,37,28,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
      01,00,00,00,13,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,62,00,00,00
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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