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Configuring Commands - Win 10 Quick Access Toolbar

My high performance laptop (Intel Core i7-8550U, 64-Bit, 24 GB RAM), runs Win10 Pro 64-Bit with 10May19 Ver. 1903 update. I use File Explorer Quick Access Toolbar commands frequently and am particularly interested in configuring the delete (X) command to prompt before completing action. However, I've not discovered how to do so despite many Google searches. Can you help?

Thanks, always, for your assistance.

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For those that don't know what this is.
https://www.howtogeek.com/236626/how-to-customize-file-explorers-quick-access-toolbar-in-windows-10/

OK, the X command is just mapping the DELETE button to that menu and since the file goes to the recycle bin, there is no need for confirming as you can recover it from the recycle bin. This may upset folk that insist on operations as they choose over how things work in Windows today.

Now if you press SHIFT+DELETE the confirmation prompt does show since the file is not going to the recycle bin.

Also you get a confirmation prompt if the file is some number of bytes over 4GB.

Here I don't use this toolbar at all since the Delete button and the Shift key are faster for me and work across all the laptops at the office (dozens and dozens and dozens...)
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Try changing Windows settings.
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RE: For those that don't know what this is.

Robert,
You provided the simple, straight forward solution as always. Thanks for your quick response. I've been engaged primarily with Linux and AWS cloud services for the past 3 years and have used my Windows laptop primarily for Office suite functions and lost the skill/knowledge for deeper stuff.

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I apologize.

I meant to offer the possible fix in my first reply but forgot to add it. So I have to add it later.

Did changing the setting for Windows File Explorer get the effect you desired?

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Re: I apologize.

Robert,

I used the simple tip: right-clicking Recycle Bin Icon, and selecting prompt for deleting files via File Explorer, and it works. However, I will download Winaero tool and investigate its capabilities.

Again, thanks for your outstanding assistance.

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