Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Files with administrative permission delete confirmation

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 Bit

    Files with administrative permission delete confirmation


    When it comes to a folder or a file that requires administrative permission to be deleted, then no prompt is shown. To reproduce this problem, turn on the prompt on delete in the Recycle Bin settings (you can also turn it in the group policy, if you want). Then try to create a folder in Program Files, put a file in there, then try to delete this folder. No confirmation will be requested. My question is,how can I force Windows to show the confirmation box?

    This happens only, if I choose to delete a folder (or a file) from the menu. If I press Delete, there is a dialog/prompt.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by wolfenx666 View Post
    how can I force Windows to show the confirmation box?
    Keep in mind that Administrator could have it's own recycle bin.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Addictive Gamer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfenx666 View Post
    how can I force Windows to show the confirmation box?
    Keep in mind that Administrator could have it's own recycle bin.
    Thanks for your answer, but the behaviour occurs even if i enable the recyclebin checkbox in an active administrator account.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Sorry, I don't know.
    You can try to ask in technet forums, I'm sure some of the people there should be able to answer this:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Files with administrative permission delete confirmation
Related Threads
Hi everyone i have just started using windows 8.1 on a new laptop and i am logged in as an administrator. i am trying to edit the hosts. txt file in however i keep getting this message: how can i alter the permissions level. i mean, i should be logged in as an administrator so...
Hello, i just upgraded to windows 8.1 and whenever i try to move a file anywhere on the PC, im prompted with a "Youll need to provide administrator permission to move this file" Im the only user on the computer and i would like to know if there is any way i can disable this "feature". Its...
Hello! Here I am again with my issues... So, I have Windows 8.1 installed, with latest updates. And I had to write into system32. I tried to take ownership with the regfile trick. No success. I got so angry, that I booted up ubuntu, and copied from there. (it was a joypad driver correction,...
HI :D every one, am new here as u can see this is my very first post, i can say shout for help.. it is because i recently changed my os from 7 to 8. while i was doing this my laptop was having 3 partitions and i transferred my files (from C: ----> D: and E:) then i formatted C: and installed win 8...
Hello, I have searched extensively for a solution to my problem and everything I have found thus far simply shows me how to setup permissions to modify files. I apologize in advance if this is not the proper place or etiquette for posting. I have a game file that I have deleted/modified many,...
So, in previous Windows e.g XP or 7, when I press DELETE on my keyboard it asks for confirmation. Now Windows 8 is too smart and delete it at once. How do I force Windows 8 to ask for my permission first before deleting?
When I use the "Delete" key in Explorer I don't get a confirmation - it just deletes it; very dangerous if you are just editing a filename. Any resolve???? thanks.... Jumped to quick: When I enabled the confirmation in Recycle Bin, it enabled it in Explorer. Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation -...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook