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Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation - Turn On or Off

How to Turn the Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation On or Off in Windows
Published by mxosder16
03 Feb 2010
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How to Turn the Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation On or Off in Windows


information   Information
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.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Recycle Bin delete confirmation dialog box for when you delete anything in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.

Note   Note
Removable drives do not use or have a Recycyle Bin. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted instead.


EXAMPLE: Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation
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OPTION ONE
Turn Delete Confirmation On or Off in Recycle Bin Properties

NOTE: This option shows how a user could turn the Recycle Bin delete confirmation on or off in their user account.
1. Right click on the recycle bin and select Properties
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2. To Turn Off Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Dialog
A) Under the General tab, uncheck the box next to Display delete confirmation dialog
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B) Go to step 4.
3. To Turn On Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Dialog
A) Under the General tab, check the box next to Display delete confirmation dialog
4. Click on OK.



OPTION TWO
Turn Delete Confirmation On or Off using a REG File Download

NOTE: This option affects all users on the computer. You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this option.
1. To Have Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Always Enabled
NOTE: This option will check and gray out the Display delete confirmation dialog setting in OPTION ONE above.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Always_Display_Recycle_Bin_Delete_Confirmation_Dialog.reg
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2. To Allow Users to Turn Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation On or Off
NOTE: This is the default setting. It allows users to be able to use OPTION ONE above.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Allow_Changing_Display_Recycle_Bin_Delete_Confirmation_Dialog_Setting.reg
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3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

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

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.



OPTION THREE
Turn Delete Confirmation On or Off in Local Group Policy Editor

NOTE: You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this option.
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy to be applied.

2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, double click/tap on Display confirmation dialog when deleting files to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. To Allow Users to Turn Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation On or Off
NOTE: This is the default setting. It allows users to be able to use OPTION ONE above.
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
5. To Have Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Always Enabled
NOTE: This option will check and gray out the Display delete confirmation dialog setting in OPTION ONE above.
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.


Published by
28 Nov 2010   #1
dichro1

Windows 7
 
 
Turn off dialog when empty recyle bin

I un-clicked the box to turn off dialog box. When I empty the
Recycle bin I don't want to get confirmation box. I still get a dialog box asking for permission to delete. A different box, but still.... How do I get the delete to just delete the files in the box without asking?????


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dichro,

The tutorial below can show you how to have the deleted files be immediately deleted permanently without being prompted.

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Updated by adding OPTION TWO and OPTION THREE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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