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    Prompt on Delete

    Is there a setting in Windows that will answer Yes to All to all prompts when deleting files and folders? Man, these are irritating...
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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    This is from Windows XP, it may be the same for 2K.
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    To prevent delete confirmation messages from appearing
    On the desktop, right-click Recycle Bin, and then click Properties.
    Clear the Display delete confirmation dialog check box.
    Notes

    This setting only applies when you move items to the Recycle Bin. This setting does not apply when you move items from it.
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    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    Dave,
    Many thanks. How about if you hold down delete to bypass the Recyle Bin?
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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    I think the above tweak will also apply to the "Shift to bypass" Recyle Bin.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    Kevin--

    Yes. Shift + delete will always bypass the recycle bin. And of course there is a regedit for almost anything you do in life. If you find it too much trouble to hold down the shift key to bypass the recycle bin you can fix things so you don't have to.

    Do Not Move Deleted Files to the Recycle Bin (Windows XP and Windows 2000)

    If you enable this setting by creating a DWORD value called "NoRecycleFiles" and setting it to "1" then files and folders that are deleted using Windows Explorer will not be placed in the Recycle Bin and will therefore be permanently deleted.

    If you disable or do not configure this setting, files and folders deleted using Windows Explorer will be placed in the Recyele Bin.

    Logoff for the change to take effect.

    Note: This setting applies to all hard drive partitions on the computer.

    Registry Settings
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPolicies
    Explorer]

    Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
    NoRecycleFiles REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)

    Value Name: NoRecycleFiles
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (1 = enabled restriction)


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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    Dave,
    I still get the prompts if the

    1) "file is read only"
    2) "file is a system file"
    3) "file is a program file"

    What I'm after is a way to tell delete all files in a folder or collection of folders without having to sit there waiting for Windows to find "sensitive" files it thinks you might not want to delete. If I want to delete the entire folder structure -- or all files in a folder -- I'd like it to just do it. I will often start a delete of many files and walk away from the PC only to return later to find that Windows is prompting me to confirm a delete on some .ini file because "file is a system file". Gee wiz...

    I think I may have to write a script that does this, but that's only helpful if I have the script on the PC I'm working on. Not always the case. Oh well.
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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    HB,
    That's good info, but I'm trying to by pass the "confirm delete" prompts that Windows throws up if the file is one Mr. Bill and team consider "sensitive", like system, read only, program files, etc. Trying to eliminate the need to click the "Yes to all" button...
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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    As you probably realise, most of the changes you need can be done by running a DOS script for the "attrib" switches in advance. Changing the "exe" suffixes might be a bit more messy.
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    Re: Prompt on Delete

    With these files I think it is 2K trying to protect you from yourself. I think with 2K and on any of these files will require a user response.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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