While using your USB drive in different computers, deleting any files or folder from that will send it to the Windows Recycle Bin. If you want an extra security so that you never loss your important data, you should add a Recycle Bin to your own USB flash drive so that the deleted files still resides into your own hand. Consider the following scenario.
Say, you use your friend’s computer and access your data from your USB drive. Naturally, you delete some files from your USB drive to cleanup and leave your friends PC. Suppose, one day you have deleted some files from your USB drive when using your friend’s computer and back in your home. Later, you discovered that you’ve deleted some confidential data from it.
There is a chance of recovering those data from your friend’s computer. But two things may happen with the deleted data. The data may be deleted permanently or go to the Recycle Bin of your friend’s computer. In second case it is possible to recover those data from your friends computer until he didn’t delete those. But if he does so, all your important data can go into vain.
So, if there was an inbuilt Recycle bin, just like your Windows has, in your USB drive then you never would face that situation. There is a tiny utility iBin working in both Windows XP and Windows 7, which creates a Recycle bin in your USB drive.
Adding Recycle Bin to USB Drive
Download the zipped file and extract in your USB flash drive. Mind that this application does only work on removable disk. Now run the .exe file iBin. It will automatically create a folder iBin in your Flash drive. Though, it occupies a small space in the Flash drive, it’s not worthy than your important data.
Whenever you want to drop any file from your USB drive, a confirmation message will pop up.
If you want to delete permanently from USB drive then click on “Erase it”. Clicking on “Dump into iBin” will send the file in the folder named iBin in your USB flash drive and you will be able to restore the file later on.
Or, simply press the Win key + Delete buttons to delete any file from the USB drive. This will send the deleted file to the recycle bin at your USB drive instead of the Windows recycle bin.
You can also adjust some other options for the recycle bin. Right-click on the iBin icon in the system tray and select “Custom option”.
There are many options available as your need. You can set the volume of the recycle bin by dragging the slider. You can also set the delete action, hot key and many more from the custom option window.
Hope the utility will help you to prevent from data losing. Let me know what about your opinion.