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Windows 7: Disable the "undo" functionality of win 7 explorer (file operations)

28 Dec 2011   #1
wahnsinn

W7 Pro x86
 
 
Disable the "undo" functionality of win 7 explorer (file operations)

This is a bit of a strange problem, admittedly. Nonetheless, I'm hopeful that someone here may have a solution.

Win 7 Explorer has this "feature" whereby you can undo all sorts of file operations (rename, move, delete) by pressing ctrl+z or by clicking the "undo <whatever>" menu item in the context menu.

I find this incredibly annoying, because the only time I use this feature is by accident (either I was trying to ctrl+z in another program window without realizing the focus was switched to, say, the desktop; or I simply failed to click the menu item I was aiming for, and hit the undo <whatever> instead..)

So, in short, can anybody tell me a way to disable this undo functionality..other than being more careful where I click (no can do )... any way at all?


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28 Dec 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You could try remapping Ctrl + Z but then you'd lose that functionality in general across multiple programs. I think the only fix is to just be more deliberate and careful with your actions.
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06 Feb 2012   #3
annas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well, there should be a way to do that! i mean it was possible to clear the (UNDO - DELETE/RENAME/MOVE) from context menu back in WIN XP. but now on win7 it really sucks, i have more than a person using my laptop and i like to have everything in place, and most of the times i come back and find that some clicked UNDO here or there which gets everything messy again.

remapping is not a solution in my opinion, i'd love if you guys could assist us in this dilemma.
Thanks in advance
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06 Feb 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by annas View Post
i have more than a person using my laptop and i like to have everything in place, and most of the times i come back and find that some clicked UNDO here or there which gets everything messy again.
The simple solution is usually the best solution. Stop letting other people use your account. Force them to use a different user account on your computer. Then they won't mess up your files.
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07 Feb 2012   #5
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There's also a Redo (Ctrl+Y) option, so if someone uses Undo, just click Redo and it's back to how it was.
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07 Feb 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
The simple solution is usually the best solution. Stop letting other people use your account. Force them to use a different user account on your computer. Then they won't mess up your files.
There's your answer.
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