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If you have disabled the Windows Sticky Notes delete confirmation prompt purposely or by accident, because you were in a rush, the only way that it can be re-enabled is by making a small Windows Registry modification. It only takes a few minutes to perform the modification. And it’s not complicated to handle at all. This tutorial will show you how to make the needed registry modification to restore the delete confirmation prompt on your Windows 7 or 8 computer. We’ve also provided a video version of this tutorial at the bottom of this page.

To re-enable the Sticky Notes Delete Confirmation Prompt, begin by:

  1. Clicking on “Windows Key” down in the left corner of your keyboard between the “Ctrl” and “Alt” keys. And while still pressing the “Windows Key” press the letter “R” on your keyboard as well.
  2. Once the Run box opens, type in “Regedit” and then click on “Okay” or simply press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

  1. Once the Windows Registry opens maximize it so you have a full view of it. Our focus will be on the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” hive of the registry. You should see it in the left pane of the registry editor. It’s the second hive down from the top.

  1. Okay, now we’re going to dig in, so expand the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” hive by either double clicking on it or by simply clicking on the arrow right next to it.

  1. Next, expand “Software” underneath the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” hive.

  1. Next, expand the “Microsoft” registry key.

  1. Next, expand the “Windows” registry key.

  1. Next, expand the “CurrentVersion” registry key.

  1. Next, click on the “StickyNotes” registry key.

  1. Next, in the right pane, double click on the “PROMPT_ON_DELETE” entry.

  1. Next, with “Hexadecimal” selected under “Base”, type in “00000001” in the “Value Data” filed in the left.

  1. Next, click on “OK”.

  1. Next, click on “OK”.

  1. Afterwards go ahead and close the Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Open a note, enter a little text and then delete it to verify that you made the changes correctly and the delete conformation prompt is displayed now.
  3. If the confirmation prompt is displayed, your work is done. If you’re still not prompted after trying to delete the note you may have missed a step in the tutorial. If that is the case, simply go back through the tutorial once more.

The information in this article is provided "as is". It should be used for educational purposes only. Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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