Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Jul 2006 15:41 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows Vista has an inbuilt undelete system based on Windows Server 2003's versioning file system, Microsoft has revealed. The technology, which is automatically switched on in Vista, will be a boon for anyone who has accidentally overwritten their PhD thesis with a BPAY receipt.
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RE: Pandering?
by RandomGuy on Sun 30th Jul 2006 22:18 UTC
RandomGuy
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2006-07-30

"You should be trained to understand when something is properly deleted. The Amiga went one better - it didn't ask "Are you sure you want to delete?", you learnt to only delete files when you were absolutely sure the first time, not the third or fourth step down the line :/"

Well, I have experienced both situations, being annoyed by endless questions like "Now, do you really really REALLY want to delete?" as well as being very happy that I could restore the files I just deleted...
Can happen quite easily if you navigate mostly with your keyboard where "del" and "enter" are not even an inch apart...
Nearly impossible if you use the mouse, though...

I think the best solution is easy delete (no damn dialogue) and easy undelete as well as a relatively simple "save delete" option
Remember: easy things should be easy and difficult things should be possible...

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RE[2]: Pandering?
by alex on Tue 1st Aug 2006 14:02 in reply to "RE: Pandering?"
alex Member since:
2005-07-06

>The Amiga went one better - it didn't ask "Are you sure you want to delete?", you
>learnt to only delete files when you were absolutely sure

But when the Amiga was first produced, the norm was to store files on floppies - while you could move files to the trashcan if you wanted to, this would take up valuable bits. Computers nowadays don't have this problem, and in my opinion small files should generally just be archived for a while (like GMail) rather than being deleted, unless they contain sensitive information. What Windows needs is a better organised recycle bin and a harder to find method of deleting files forever.

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