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In Windows 8 Consumer Preview - when I press DELETE button on my keyboard for Deleting Files, it doesn't ask or prompt me to delete the file or not, it just delete the selected file without asking me.

Please let me know, how to turn that option on?


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I'm not sure about this working on Windows 8 but it works in Win7 so worth a shot:

Right Click on the Recycle Bin -> Properties

Check the box that says Display delete confirmation dialog

Or if you prefer the registry:

Key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

DWORD Value: ConfirmFileDelete

Value: 0

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Thanks, @Bali! Works for me. +1 – Ulrich Gerhardt Mar 12 '12 at 20:13
Thanks Buddy! it worked fine on Windows 8 :) – zarpio Mar 13 '12 at 7:22
Great, glad it worked :) – Bali C Mar 13 '12 at 9:07

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