If you have installed and using the latest Windows 8 operating system, you probably have noticed that Windows 8 doesn’t show the delete confirmation dialog when you try to delete a file or folder. That is, when you select a file/folder and hit the delete key, Windows doesn’t prompt the confirmation box.
Even though Microsoft has disabled delete confirmation box, you still get the same confirmation box when you try to delete a file permanently using Shift + Delete hotkey.
When the option is enabled , you will see a confirmation dialog asking “Are you sure you want to move these files to Recycle Bin?” even if you try to move the file to the Recycle Bin. To enable the delete confirmation box in Windows 8, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Switch to the desktop mode by clicking on the Desktop tile on the Start screen.
Step 2: Right-click on the Recycle Bin and then select Properties to open Recycle Bin Properties dialog box.
Step 3: Under General tab, check the option named Display delete confirmation dialog. Click Apply button before closing Recycle Bin Properties dialog box.
From now on, Windows 8 will display confirmation dialog when you try to delete an item to Recycle Bin.