confirm file delete

August 31, 2009 at 17:59:13
Specs: xp, 2.8ghz/1024
whenever i delete a file,no "confirm file delete" box appear,after deleting file does not go to recycle bin,plz tell me what is solution??thanks

See More: confirm file delete

Report •


#1
August 31, 2009 at 18:27:12
Right-click on the Recycle Bin icon and select "Properties".

Select the "Global" tab.

Make sure "Do not move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" is NOT checked.

Make sure "Display delete confirmation dialog" IS checked.

-- kptech


Report •

#2
August 31, 2009 at 18:29:18
Rght-click the Recycle Bin, select Properties and check "Display delete confirmation dialog".

Just for the fun of it, if you highlight file or group of files then hit CTRL+DEL or ESC+DEL kets in combination, they will end up in the Recycle Bin. To avoid sending files to the Recycle Bin, use SHIFT_DEL keys instead. They will disappear for good.

i_Xp/VistaUser


Report •

#3
August 31, 2009 at 18:30:16
I guess I'm slow - kptech beat me to it with the same suggestion :-)

i_Xp/VistaUser


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 31, 2009 at 18:42:44
We'll call it a draw. -- Great minds...

Report •

#5
September 1, 2009 at 06:39:49
Files deleted from a NON-System drive do not go to the Recycle Bin.

Report •

#6
September 1, 2009 at 06:58:22
Really then how come my Recycle Bins in both XP & Vista are filled with files deleted from nonsystem partitions as well as jump drives & external USB HDDs?

i_Xp/VistaUser


Report •

#7
September 1, 2009 at 07:12:56
Files deleted from a NON-System drive do not go to the Recycle Bin.

Not true, if the partition resides on a local hard disk deleted files *normally*(as per default settings) end up the recycle bin regardless if they are system, primary non-system or logical drives. Unsupported file systems being an exception.

Each local disk normally houses it's own "recycle bin" of deleted entries in a hidden system folder "Recycled" on the root of the disk.

Removable drives are a different matter, in my experience deleting files off usb flash drives is permanent under windows xp(could be mistaken), but that could change in the future with the way capacity is always increasing.........

[edit]
It's hardly relevant but files deleted via the cli also don't seem to go to the recycle bin
[/edit]


Report •

#8
September 1, 2009 at 07:37:20
In Windows HELP ----

The following items are not stored in the Recycle Bin and cannot be restored:
Items deleted from network locations.
Items deleted from removable media (such as 3.5-inch disks).
Items that are larger than the storage capacity of the Recycle Bin.

Somewhere I had read what I said.

OK I deleted a file from my USB Flash drive. I got confirmation notice of the deletion, but did not go to Recycle Bin.


Report •


Ask Question