How to show the full details in Delete File confirmation dialog box in Windows 10

How to show full file details in delete confirmation dialog

When deleting a file, Windows 10 displays various details such as file name, file type, file location, etc. when prompted Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file. However, if you want to get more information or view the full details of the file in the delete confirmation dialog in Windows 10, you need to change a registry setting.

It is quite easy to activate or deactivate the dialog box or the delete confirmation dialog box in the Trash Properties menu in Windows 10. If you activate the delete confirmation box, you will see details about your file you are trying to delete. For example, if you delete an image, you can see the image name, file / item type, dimension, size, original location, etc.

It is recommended that you create a system restore point and back up the registry files before continuing.

Show full details in file deletion confirmation dialog

To view the full file details in the delete confirmation dialog in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run prompt.
  2. Type regedit in the Run prompt and press the Enter
  3. Click on Yes in the UAC prompt.
  4. Move towards AllFilesystemObjects in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
  5. Right-click AllFilesystemObjects.
  6. Select New> String Value.
  7. Name it as FileOperationPrompt.
  8. Double-click FileOperationPrompt.
  9. Set the value data as required.
  10. Click it Okay to save the change and close the Registry Editor.

To learn more about these steps, you should keep reading.

At first, you need to open the Registry Editor on your computer. To do this, press Win + R to open the Run prompt, type regedit, and hit the Enter button. If you find the UAC prompt, click the Yes button. After that go to the following path:


If you find the FileOperationPrompt String value on your right, there is no need to follow the next three steps. Otherwise, you must create it manually.

To do this, right click on AllFilesystemObjects, select New> String value and name it as FileOperationPrompt.

After that, double-click FileOperationPrompt and set the value as follows:


Now you have to click on the Okay to save the change and close the Registry Editor.

Then try to delete a file. If the delete confirmation box is enabled, you can find the change immediately.

I hope this guide will help you.

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How to view full file details in the delete confirmation dialog

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