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I no longer get prompts when i delete files


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#1 rp88

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:13 PM

Probably an innocent cause but something a little weird has happened. I have found today, though it may have been happneing for a few days previous to that, that when i delete a file through the windows explorer it no longer gives the "you are about to delete..." prompt. instead the file just disappears from the folder instantly, being recoverable from the recyle bin still. Any idea what's gone on here and how to correct it back to the state where when i try to delete a file i get the little prompt pop up checking i am sure i want to delete whatever it is. I have been deleting files by the method of left clicking to select in windows explorer, then pressing the "delete" key. My OS is windows 8 64 bit. I first noticed this change today, it might have been happening for a week or so but i doubt it's been like this much longer than that.

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Extra note: prompts still appear when i delete something from the recycle bin, but i don't get prompts when i first delete something from a normal folder and it goes to the recycle bin.

Edited by rp88, 01 November 2014 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:47 PM

Right click on recycle bin and select properties.

 

Place a tick in " display delete confirmation dialog"


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 09:02 PM

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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy




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