Ability to delete files without Y/N prompt

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cmoorhead
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Ability to delete files without Y/N prompt

Post by cmoorhead » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:08 pm

Would be nice to be able to configure file deletion behavior. Example: no confirmation prompt for files but confirmation for folders.

Also, but not as critical, to be able to delete without sending to the Recycle Bin

dragonsblade71uk
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Post by dragonsblade71uk » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:08 pm

I`m sure those are there in
Tools\Options\General\File operations tab
First 2 options are :
confirm file delete
delete to recycle bin
Sorry if that is not what you asked!

cmoorhead
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Post by cmoorhead » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:04 am

Yes, these options are there. More specifically, I
'd like to see the addition of deleting files with no prompt but keeping the prompt on folder deletions

xnvi
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Re: Ability to delete files without Y/N prompt

Post by xnvi » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:19 am

I too would very much like to have a separate option to always confirm folder deletion please. It would give me far greater confidence in using XnView of not accidentally deleting a folder without knowing - something that has happened to me several times before with XnView. I would notice at some point that a folder was no longer there, or just happen to notice it in the Recycle Bin when I was emptying it.

I have "Confirm file delete" disabled to be able to cull pictures easily, and "Delete to Recycle Bin" set to be able to fix mistakes, but it would be much better to have confirmation so that whole folders don't get unknowingly deleted. In the version of ACDSee that I was using, the option is called "Always confirm folder delete". Many thanks!

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Re: Ability to delete files without Y/N prompt

Post by oops66 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:09 pm

xnvi wrote:I too would very much like to have a separate option to always confirm folder deletion please. It would give me far greater confidence in using XnView of not accidentally deleting a folder without knowing - something that has happened to me several times before with XnView. I would notice at some point that a folder was no longer there, or just happen to notice it in the Recycle Bin when I was emptying it.

I have "Confirm file delete" disabled to be able to cull pictures easily, and "Delete to Recycle Bin" set to be able to fix mistakes, but it would be much better to have confirmation so that whole folders don't get unknowingly deleted. In the version of ACDSee that I was using, the option is called "Always confirm folder delete". Many thanks!
V.
+1, I agree
So these 2 secure options are welcome:
"Always confirm file delete"
"Always confirm folder delete"
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Re: Ability to delete files without Y/N prompt

Post by helmut » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:36 pm

For me it's also a bit of a horror to accidentally delete a folder full with files. A really nice and helpful variation/feature would be "Confirm deletion if folder is not empty".

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Re: Ability to delete files without Y/N prompt

Post by xnvi » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:23 pm

+1 for that variation: "Always confirm folder delete if not empty"

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