Setting the File Management options

You can specify how ACDSee 12 handles renaming and deleting files and folders, and whether ACDSee 12 sends deleted files to the desktop Recycle Bin by default.

To set the File Management options:

  1. In Manage mode, click Tools | Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, click File Management.
  3. On the File Management page, set or change any of the options as described below.
  4. Click OK to accept your changes and return to ACDSee 12.

File Management options


Confirm folder delete

Prompts you for confirmation when deleting folders.

Confirm file delete

Prompts you for confirmation when deleting files.

Confirm read-only rename and delete

Prompts you for confirmation when renaming or deleting read-only items.

Overwriting duplicate files


Prompts you for confirmation when overwriting duplicate files.


Automatically resolves any naming conflicts when moving or copying files by renaming the source files. In the Separator character field, type a character to use to separate file names in the automatic renaming system.


Automatically overwrites files in the target folder without prompting for confirmation.


Does not move, copy, or overwrite any files that result in naming conflicts.

Save Originals

Saves a copy of the original file when it is edited using one of the batch editing tools. This makes it possible to restore the original file later. Turning this option off means that originals are not saved during batch editing, and so cannot be restored.

In Edit mode, a copy of the original file is always saved, whether or not this option is selected.


Click to edit file name

Specifies that file names can be edited by clicking the file name in the File List pane.

Use Recycle Bin

Sends files to the Desktop Recycle Bin. If not selected, deleted files are permanently removed from your hard drive.

Preserve database information when files are copied

Copies database information with files when you copy them to another location.

Setting File Management options