iBin – A Portable Recycle Bin For Your USB Drive
By on January 10th, 2010

Most of the time, if we do not need a file or folder on a PC, we select it and delete it using the Delete button on our keyboard. The files are then placed in the Recycle Bin. These files that are placed in the recycle bin can be restored. This is helpful when we have deleted some files by mistake, because we get another chance to get them back. The problem arises when we delete a file which happens to be on our USB drives, since the system recycle bin do not cover those drives.

iBin is a free utility that manages the files deleted from your USB drives. So, in other words, it can be stated as a portable recycle bin for your USB drives. This tool will ask you to confirm the delete operation whenever you try to delete any file from the USB drive.

Download iBin and unzip the pack on your USB drive. All you need to do is, run the app as you start using your USB drive. You will find a system tray icon as soon as it starts working. For every deletion attempt on USB drive files you will be prompted with a window shown below.

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If you want to restore a deleted file just double-click the tray-bar icon of the app and the iBin Dumping Management window opens. You can select a deleted file and press the Recycle Data Selected button to restore that item.

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Techie Buzz Verdict :

iBin is a free utility for all Windows operating systems. It serves a purpose of confirming any delete operation (for files on USB drives), which is a very common (and petty) mistake committed by us. This tool may not be that useful for someone who prefers permanent deletion (Shift+Delete). Hence, the app is judged according to its usability.

Techie Buzz Rating : 3.5/5 (Average)

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Author: Soumen Halder Google Profile for Soumen Halder
A web 2.0, startups and photography enthusiast. Lately found on Twitter @hsoumen. A cinephile and a zealous cyberflâneur. He also authors his own blog Ampercent.

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