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Description of the Undo Command in Windows Explorer

This article was previously published under Q171296
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You can use the Undo command in Windows Explorer to undo recentlyperformed Windows Explorer operations.
To undo a recent operation in Windows Explorer, you can click the Undocommand on the Edit menu, or you can click Undo on the toolbar. You canundo the following types of operation:
  • Deleting a file, folder, or shortcut.

    NOTE: You can undo a delete operation only if the deleted item is in the Recycle Bin. If you delete an item using the SHIFT+DELETE method, the item you are deleting is not placed in the Recycle Bin.
  • Moving a file, folder, or shortcut.
  • Pasting a file, folder, or shortcut.
Windows Explorer can undo only the last 10 operations. Note that when youundo an operation, the most recent operation is undone. For example, toundo the second operation out of the last three operations, you must undothe third operation first.

Article ID: 171296 - Last Review: 11/15/2006 15:52:02 - Revision: 1.1

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