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OFF97: Confirm File Delete Dialog Box Not Displayed

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This article was previously published under Q177338

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When you delete a file using the Open or Save As dialog boxes, the file is sent to the Recycle Bin without displaying the Confirm File Delete dialog box.

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This problem may when the following conditions are true:
  • You select a file in the Open or Save As dialog boxes, and then press DELETE to delete the file.

  • You have installed Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 on your computer.

    NOTE: This behavior occurs with Windows Desktop Update (Active Desktop).

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This problem does not occur when you right-click the file that you want to delete in the Open or Save As dialog boxes, and then click Delete on the shortcut menu.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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For more information about deleting files, click the Office Assistant, type "delete file," click Search, and then click to view "Delete a file."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802� Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

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Keywords: kbprb, KB177338

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Article Info
Article ID : 177338
Revision : 3
Created on : 1/22/2007
Published on : 1/22/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 444