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Confirm File Delete

by volvogirl / August 10, 2011 4:42 AM PDT

Using Win XP sp2. I want to turn off the Confirm Delete box temporarily in my folder. I copied my 1400+ vacation pictures from one folder to another folder (smart!)and I want to take out a lot so I can put the decent ones on a DVD to show people. They don't want to see 5 duplicates and burry ones.

Can't find a preference box to uncheck under Folder options or System, etc. Is there a spot?

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A workaround
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Confirm File Delete

Select all the unwanted images, right click the selection and select Delete. You will only get one confirmation request.


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Easily done as follows ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 11, 2011 10:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Confirm File Delete

To disable the Delete Confirmation dialog box, use the following steps:

1. Right-click Recycle Bin, and then click Properties.
2. Select the Global tab
3. Click the Display Delete Confirmation Dialog Box check box near the bottom of the tab to clear it, and then click OK.

To re-set it simply re-check the checkbox.

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