How do I kill the annoying "yes to all" prompts to avoid having to 'babysit' the process when copying or deleting large folders in Windows XP?

Occasionally I delete or copy large folders in Windows XP----as do many people.

How can I get rid of the annoying "yes to all" prompts that appear so that I don't have to 'babysit' this process and it can complete on its own?

I realize the value of the prompts during a delete process, but I occasionally encounter large folders of dead documents that need to be deleted; sometimes I need to copy large folders for backup purposes. Thanks.
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Have you tried Tweakui?  It lets you modify and tweak your OS, but I don't know first hand whether it has a registry tweak for making this prompt go away.  I don't know first hand of any other registry keys that will do what you want.
Good Day,

To copy files I use xcopy in command prompt.  There are many different flags you can set and on of them is to ignore the issue you are having.  The below link explains this in more detail

For deleting files I gain use the command prompt.  The below link explains about every way you can delete in XP, scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you will find ways to do this from the command line.

Good Luck,


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As above xcopy will do it, or robocopy or richcopy (my favourite).
jazjefAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all who replied--all suggestions were of value to me. I gave out points based on how much copying I do versus how much deleting I do. In addition, I gave out points for the TweakUI suggestion because I forgot I had an old version of that---it's a cool program I had forgotten about. The copy program solutions were nice as well. When the smoke all clears, the winner is: DOS. Go figure.... 'back to the future' right?
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