Rescuecom cautions that hardware failure or virus damage can happen to even the best-kept computers. Physical damage to a laptop, for example, can damage the hard drive, causing stored data to be lost, while viruses can erase important documents, photos, and videos.
The company suggests four practices users should employ to minimize the damages and costs associated with data recovery:
1) Users should back up their data by using a secure online service like the ones offered by Rescuecom. Such services, explains the company, are among the best ways to guarantee data safety, as they allow users to avoid the hassles of space limitations and physical safety of external storage devices.
2) Alternatively, users should use an external hard drive to store copies of all their important personal, financial, and business data files. External hard drives are limited in space, though, according to Rescuecom.
3) Whenever possible, users should not store their personal files on the same drive as their OS (Operating System). Rescuecom recommends that users seek out professional help to partition a hard drive into two or more partitions. Drive partitioning allows photos, videos, and other important documents to remain safe in case the drive housing a computer’s OS has to be erased.
4) Users should remember that free online services rarely guarantee the level of attention and skill that professional data recovery services do. Additionally, Rescuecom advises users not to take chances by attempting data recovery on their own.
Rescuecom reminds users to consider the long terms costs associated with system recovery and not to trust free or cheap services, as they provide generic and impersonal support.
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