In a kind of obscure similarity, like how windows stores configurations and setting in the windows registry. Apple devices can store system and user settings in .plist files. Can show a user's preferences and/or how he/she uses an application.
Several plist files are created when a system or application is first ran. Aside from configuration info, plist files can provide information recent items and recently accessed files.
Some plists of potential interest include:
* (~) tilde means current logged in user user's folder. (/Users/<username>)
- Recent Apps in the Apple Dock
- OS Version and Info
- Last Logged-in user
- Deleted Users
- User Interaction with Apple Finder
- Tracking volumes from the sidebarlist
- Shared files list and recent items
- Recent Spotlight Searches
- Installed Updates
- List of User who can sign in
- User Information