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Articles with the tag: recycle bin

Windows 7 Recycle Bin Forensics

Fri, 13 May 2011 12:33PM

When you look at your recycle bin folder, Windows shows you all the files you’ve deleted in a user friendly format – i.e. the name of the file you originally deleted and when it was deleted. The operating system does quite a bit of work for you, as the actual files within your recycle bin are not quite as user friendly. The recycle bin in Windows 7 is located at:

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HCI metaphors - the Windows Recycle Bin

Sun, 01 Aug 2010 12:14PM

In user interface design it is often thought that creating metaphors and analogies to real life items helps users translate these concepts to computer versions more easily. For example the idea of a computer desktop with files and folders is directly analogous to real life desks with filing cabinets. The idea is that a user who has never seen a graphical operating system before would intuitively understand what a file and folder represent.

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