What’s worse than losing all your treasured photos of your loves ones? Or losing all those personal or work documents? Imagine if all these important files become corrupted or gone — that would be chills all over your body. That’s why the best protection you can provide for your files is a regular data backup employing data recovery software.

So to avoid this nightmare from happening to you, here are some simple ways on how you can prevent data corruption or loss. Try it since it’s super easy to do!

Do a regular data backup

Majority of the operating systems (Windows 7/8/10) already have integrated system tools that provide system backup for personal and data files. Users can even perform backups with special hard drive recovery because of its extended security features, depending on the requirement.

With the help of a professional backup solution, data can be easily accessed, certain events like restarting or shutting at a particular time can be safeguarded completely or partially.

Turn Off Your PC Safely

After you have finished your task or work on your PC, make sure to go through the Shutdown or Turn Off PC function to turn it off and wait for it to completely shut down. You will know it has completely shut down when the fan noise and the LED lights go off on the CPU. This means every user must avoid shutting down the computer by disconnecting it from the power outlet.

By doing this, you can guarantee that all running applications are properly closed and that all files as well as programs stored in your PC are kept intact.

Safely Remove USB-enabled Storage Devices

Another safety routine you should always observe to make sure all your files, including those that are saved on external devices, are kept intact is to select the Safely remove feature. This is because the data or files on external hard drives, as well as USB memory sticks, have the possibility of getting corrupted if you directly unplug it from the PC’s USB port without performing the Safely eject feature first.

To do this, simply click on the USB connector icon on your computer’s system tray located at the lower-right corner of the screen, then select Safely remove (name of your external USB device). A bubble message will pop up indicating it is now safe to remove the USB device, then from there you can proceed in unplugging your external hard drive or memory stick from the USB port.

Install a Trustworthy Antivirus Protection

This is one effective way of securing your PC and even mobile devices such as tablets, laptop, or smartphones against a possible threat of malware or viruses. Nowadays, computer viruses and malware are designed to change or even destroy the data structure on your PC or mobile devices, which then can leave your files or data no longer readible.

Do not wait for this to happen as restoring lost data can be time-consuming and expensive. There are lots of reliable antivirus programs that can offer the protection that you need for free, or if you have some money to spare, you can get those premium versions that offers extended protection with extra security features.

Keep Your Hardware and Software Clean

You can avoid numerous data loss issues by regularly cleaning your PC’s heat sinks and fan in order for warm air generated inside the computer to exhaust effectively. With regular hardware testing, slight defects in hard drive sectors will be detected immediately, thus any serious damage will be prevented.

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:37:21 AM and is filed under Computer Security & Data Protection.

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