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File Delete Dialog

I've had many cases of accidental file and folder deletion the past months and every time I had to search and restore the files/folders from the backups. Restricting the permissions on t he directories didn't seem to be helpful so I did some research. As it turns out, the dialog to confirm the deletion was not displaying. I fired up Group Policy Management Console, opened the group policy object and navigated to: User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Windows Explorer . There's a setting there named Display confirmation dialog when deleting files.  I set it to enabled and now users have to confirm when deleting a file or folder.