Whenever you delete a file, Microsoft Windows 10 gives you a warning message that asks “Are you sure you want to move this file to the Recycle Bin?”. I’m very confident in what I choose to delete, so I don’t need to be warned about what I’m deleting. Besides, if I ever need to restore a file, it can be done in the Recycle Bin. Save a bit of time and disable the dialog when you delete a file in Windows by changing this setting.
Option 1 – Local Setting
- Right-click on “Recycle Bin” and choose “Properties“.
- Uncheck the box for “Display delete confirmation dialog“.
- Select “OK” and now when you delete a file, the file will go directly to the Recycle Bin without the message appearing.
Option 2 – Group Policy
- Hold the Windows Key, then press “R” to bring up the Run dialog box.
- Type “gpedit.msc“, then select “OK“.
- Go to “Local Computer Policy” > “User Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “Windows Components“.
- Open the “Display confirmation dialog when deleting files” setting.
- Set the policy to “Disabled” if you don’t want the dialog to appear. Set it to “Enabled” if you want it to appear.