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Recycle Bin is still a very handy service on Windows computers. It is used very often to recover from a quick mistake, and is integral to the way we use our computers.
Why do we still use recycle bin? I suppose most of us don't restore files put in recycle bin or is it useful in recovering permanently deleted files?
In this excerpt from Answercast #10, I look at how people use the Recycle Bin and its usefulness to computer users.
Recycle Bin has nothing whatsoever to do with permanently deleted files and, in fact, the act of emptying your Recycle Bin IS permanently deleting files.
The only option you have to recover permanently deleted files is using tools like " Recuva, which examines the free space of your hard disk to see if it can recover previously deleted files from that free space.
Why do we still use the Recycle Bin? I think you may underestimate the number of times people make mistakes. It is not at all uncommon to delete something and then wish you hadn't.
The Recycle Bin is the perfect solution for that because it gives you the opportunity to make that trade-off: to delete things without as much concern and then only physically, truly, permanently delete them as a specific action that you take later (or after a certain amount of time has passed or space has been used).
So, no, I think a lot of people use the Recycle Bin to undelete files that they've mistakenly deleted for any number of different reasons.
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