By default, Windows 11 does not show a delete confirmation message. That means, when you try to delete a file or folder, it moves immediately to the Recycle Bin without asking from you. This has its advantages and disadvantages. When you press the Delete button and Windows does not prompt for confirmation. This saves your time. But, sometimes, you might accidentally delete files you require, then you need to restore them from the Recycle Bin.
If you bother with this, you can enable the Delete confirmation dialog again on your Windows 11 PC. It is pretty easy, and you can do it. Here is how to do.
How to Enable Delete Confirmation Dialog in Windows 11?
To enable the Delete confirmation dialog in Windows 11, do the following:-
Step 1. At first, right-click on the Recycle Bin icon on the Windows 11 Desktop and select the
Step 2. Now, Recycle Bin Properties window will appear. Select a drive in the “General” tab and then check the checkbox “Display delete confirmation dialog.”
Step 3. After that, click the
Step 4. Finally, hit the
Once you complete the above steps, when you try to delete a file or folder, Windows 11 PC will display a delete confirmation dialog box.
If you want to delete a file/folder, you must click the
If you want to revert the change, you need to select the option “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.”
Quick Tips: If you don’t want to send any file or folder to Recycle Bin, select the item and press
How to Delete a File or Folder in Windows 11?
Right-click on the file or folder you want to delete and click the
Alternatively, select the file or folder you want to delete and press the
To permanently delete a file or folder, select it and press