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Windows Undo Delete/Move/Rename/Copy last action list?

by cnetmax / August 15, 2007 10:10 AM PDT

Sometimes I accidentally right click on the desktop or inside a folder and hit undo move or undo delete but I don't know what the last file I moved or deleted was so some file ends up being moved somewhere in my drive (or a file I have deleted gets moved some where in my drive). Does anyone know if there is a script or program that will allow you to display the last 5 actions windows has taken? For example you could right click inside a folder and it could say "Undo Move Ctrl+Z "cool_trick.txt" and then give a balloon hint as to where it got moved C:\folder to D:\mydocs (this would be cool esp if you have long file paths). I don't think this option is included in vista but I think a version of it is in finder for the mac can anyone confirm? I hope someone has a solution because I'm really getting annoyed by this issue. Thanks horacio.

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Not possible
by Jackson Douglas / August 15, 2007 1:32 PM PDT

Without some kind of third party program, this isn't possible. The reasons why would really only make sense to someone with programming experience, and is REALLY boring, so just take my word for it.

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Explain more about what happens
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 15, 2007 9:08 PM PDT

I'm confused about this.

There seems to be two accidentals here. You accidentally right click the Desktop, or inside a folder, then you accidentally click "Undo Rename", or "Undo Move".

When you accidentally right click the Desktop or inside a folder, what stops you from pausing before you carry out any other action? Then to remove the right click menu, just move the mouse away and click any empty space.

It's just that the Undo Rename or Undo Move options are down the list of the menu, and so it would take a conscious effort to move down the list to select either one, especially if you don't want to.


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Speedy Gonzales
by cnetmax / August 16, 2007 4:34 AM PDT

Trust me it happens to the best of us. It usually happens when I want to create a new text really fast so I right click the desktop or folder and try to hit New to open up its menu faster but end up hitting Undo Rename or Undo Move etc. I know vistas UAC gives you confirmation box whenever you move rename etc right or is this just whenever you move rename system files?

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Use Ctrl-Z
by mcc99 / January 27, 2011 10:37 PM PST

Windows Explorer implements Ctrl-Z as an Undo action like other Windows programs. If you accidentally, say, move a file from one folder into another and immediately lose track of it (like when doing things too fast on a caffeine-induced high-- we've all been there...), just use Ctrl-Z and the move is undone.

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