5 Tips for backup and data recovery on your PC

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Power failures, carelessness while dealing with PC wires or even viruses can disturb the process of saving your important files on the hard disk, resulting in data loss. In most of such cases you will need to spend a lot of money for getting a trained computer data recovery technician, who will leave your wallet cursing you for many days. It might be possible that your file gets over-written and the previous data on that particular file will be labeled as unrecoverable. This article will guide you on how you can carefully handle your precious data and prevent it from getting lost.

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute

You should not wait until the last minute for starting your data backup process as no one knows when a PC will stop working or may corrupt all the files. To avoid this data loss risk associated with your computer files, you should be backing up your system on a regular basis. Don’t allow too much time difference between backups as your computer may face issues with start up, loading files and folder or even deleting or harming your valuable data at any time. By keeping a backup of files on a regular basis, you will always maintain peace of mind as your data is safe and secure.

  1. Make list and prioritize the listings

First of all, sit back and write down all the important files and documents on your PC, which you don’t want to lose. Important documents and spreadsheets, registration keys of various applications, bookmarks, picture, videos, music files and account details of emails, social networking sites or even bank details are some of the documents which you never want to get misplaced or lost.

Now, start prioritizing the listings and prepare the final one with high priority files at the top and least at the bottom. If you are able to identify what is more crucial and to be backed up first, it will not only speed up the backup task but also help to clutter an extra space of big files that are not worth storing.

  1. Always install a recovery program in advance

As we know, prevention is always better than cure so you must have a recovery program installed on your PC as it gives insurance for your data. However, if you don’t yet have a recovery program, find one and regularly install its updates to enable it to provide better security to files and folders stored on your PC.

  1. Avoid overwriting while recovering

It is highly recommended not to use your system very often until you recover all of your lost files. Reason behind it is, the more the activities take place on your hard disk, the higher the risk of getting your data written over. For this you should avoid:

  • Copying files to the hard disk containing your lost data
  • Surfing Internet as browser may save some cache files on the disk
  • Installing any unnecessary programs because they use your hard disk
  • Restarting your computer as it may lead to complete data loss
  1. Free up some space for recovery

You should take a few steps to free up some extra space on the disk having your lost files. It is essential to make some free space available because if you have more space on your system, the chances of overwriting the lost files are reduced. Making some extra space available also helps in speeding up the recovery process as recovery software also require some space in your disk. You can do the following things to free up some extra space in your hard disk:

  • Delete old files or move them to USB flash drive, CDs or DVDs
  • Make your Recycle Bin empty
  • Clean your browser cache and temporary Internet files

Backing up the data is the most important step that you need to take to avoid keeping your data security at stake while recovery is a stage that will only arrive when you don’t handle your data with utmost care. No matter what is the reason for data loss but these tips will assist you in the efficient recovery of your lost documents along with giving suggestions for an effective backup strategy.

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This article was published on 2013/10/23