It’s devastating when suddenly you cannot access your files or any data from your previously functioning computer or laptop. Data loss is normally characterized by one or more various circumstances:
- Hardware failure or application software bugs
- System crash or corrupted files due to abnormal device operation or damage
- Power outage, power loss or power surge
- File deletion, accidental deletion of files or the overwriting of data control structures
- Drive formatting and failed upgrades
- Virus infection
In order to prevent Data loss, here are some prevention tips:
- Use an online data backup solution like cloud.
- Invest in an external hard drive with enough capacity to store all your precious files, then back up your files on a regular basis,
- Turn on Auto Save to ensure your work is not gone in case of power loss or the program unexpectedly quits.
- Install an anti-virus software and have it always updated
- Think before upgrading your software or hardware. Make sure to have a complete and verified backup available in case you need to restore data.
- For Microsoft Windows user, establish System Restore Points before making any significant changes to your system.
- Configure and deploy firewalls and virus protection.
- Delete unused files and applications which can be a haven for viruses.
If in case the inevitable happens and you cannot retrieve your data, look for a good-quality data recovery service.
The infographic below shows helpful information on data loss manner, data loss statistics in different countries and data recovery solutions.
Data Loss and Recovery. An infographic by the team at Secure Data Recovery Services