How to disable the confirm deletion prompt in Windows XP

Each time you delete a file (move it to the Recycle Bin) – Windows asks if you’re sure you want to do it. If you want to get rid of that prompt, follow the steps outlined in this very brief tutorial.

windows xp delete file confirmation prompt

  1. Right-click on the Recycle Bin and select Properties.
  2. right-click recycle bin with properties highlighted

  3. Remove the check from the box labeled Display delete confirmation dialog and click Apply then OK.

    the recycle bin properties
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  4. And you’ll never see this again
  5. windows xp delete file confirmation prompt

  6. And if you accidentally delete something, you can always move it from the Recycle Bin back to its original location. Plus, you will still receive a prompt each time you empty the Recycle Bin.

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