So what would you do? My prediction Most people instinctively say ‘surprise!’ However, it is not very practical when you realize how much data you store on your hard drive, not to mention the fact that you just lost it forever.
Think externallyThat’s why the first step is to think of it backing up data. There are many ways to do it. You can invest in an external hard drive to make copies of documents and files on your computer. You can also use an external cloud service so that you have a copy of your file that are not connected to your computer at all, except through the internet. No one wants to think the worst happens, but if your house to burn to the ground and your computer will be lost in it, you will still have a copy of everything you do cloud.
When decision to support everything, you should do it regularly. If you use your computer once a week you may want to set up automatic backups every week. If you use every day, you also do daily backups. You never know when disaster will strike and when it happens, it will not happen at the right time. Most people recognize this as a fact! What should you do if your hard drive dies on you? Many of us will suffer data loss by a defective or damaged hard drive at one time or another. In fact you are probably reading this because you are in this situation.
Now you would expect you to follow the advice above and your data backed up elsewhere. But you’re not. In this case, you should think about the damage caused contraction. It can be very frustrating to sit and look at the hard drive that looked perfectly good on the outside, all the while knowing there is something wrong with the data in it. However, all is not lost. There are services available that can recover data from damaged hard drives in a way that can not cope on their own. So even if you think you can not get the data back, do not assume no one can either.
As you can see, asking the question in the title of this article may make your blood run cold to begin with. However, once you think about it you will find a solution that does not automatically mean you will lose everything and start with a new hard drive.