7 Ways to Save Your Data from Different Data Loss Crisis

You can never be sure of the fact that the data which you have stored on your PC will remain there for forever. When you know there is a risk of losing data.

It is imperative for you to make some precautions by which you can save those data loss.

This article discusses seven simple ways to save your data from different data loss.

Methods to Save Your Data From Different Data Loss Crisis

1. Use USB drive

USB Drive or pen drive is easily available. They are portable, cheap and very convenient. When you are storing something in your PC that includes some important project, you can copy those files to a USB drive just for the sake of having a backup copy of those files.

Also, once you store your data on a USB drive, it becomes easy for you to copy or transfer those data to another source. But be careful of the fact that USB drive is tiny and you can easily lose it.

So, store it carefully and also when you use your USB stick in different computers, always remember to scan it to be sure that it is free from virus.

2. External hard drive

USB drive can be used to store a small amount of data depending on the capacity of your USB stick. If you need to create a backup of data that is huge, it’s better to go for an external hard drive. You can always plug into a source from where you want to transfer your data.

But don’t use it everyday as an extra hard disk. Whenever it is important, keep a backup of your important files here. The best thing about the external hard drive is that it has plenty of storage.

3. Time Machine

If you are a Mac user, Time Machine is the thing that you should opt for because it makes the entire backup process very convenient.

It is because Time Machine automatically creates the backup in your hard drive. When you use Time Machine, hourly backup data is automatically created for the last 24 hours. This backup is created daily until the Time Machine is full. Also, it creates the backup of the entire drive instead of few critical files.

This backup is created daily until the Time Machine is full. Also, it creates the backup of the entire drive instead of few critical files.

4. Network Attached Storage

If you are running a business, it’s best for you to store your data in a network attached storage device. The only criteria for storing your data perfectly here is that you store the data on multiple computers.

When you store your data on multiple computers, you reduce the risk of losing your data to a considerable extent. The wireless solution can be used for preventing data loss from both the computer and phone.

It creates an automatic backup for you which means you don’t need to remember creating backup yourself every time. It is your cloud server.

5. Cloud Storage

Network attached storage might be expensive, and if you are looking to store your data wirelessly, then cloud storage is a good option for you.

There are many options of good cloud storage, few of them are iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, and DropBox. These are big names in the field of cloud storage, and you can also go for the local cloud storage options also.

The backups are created automatically in cloud storage. A certain amount of space in the big names of cloud storage is free after which you need to spend few bucks for increasing the space.

Also, the data present in cloud storage can be synced with some devices.

6. Recovery Software

This is for the people who have lost the data even after creating a backup. Gone are the days when you have to sit sadly that your data is lost and you won’t be able to recover it.

Nowadays, the internet is filled with many recovery software which can recover your deleted data. There is both free and paid recovery software, and by the data that you have lost and the amount of data that has been lost, you need to find suitable software for recovering your data. Also, few of these software permits you to have recycle bin recovery.

8. Printing

Printing is creating a backup of your data in hard copy. It might sound a bit old type of way for storing your data safely, but it is certainly one of the safest ways of storing data.

If your computer is not working for a period and you still need to work or study on a project, you can always grab your data from these hard copy.

Wrap Up

The ways mentioned above include ways of creating a backup to prevent data loss. Also, if you have lost your data before or after creating a backup, you can also ways opt for a data recovery software to recover the lost data.

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2 thoughts on “7 Ways to Save Your Data from Different Data Loss Crisis”

  1. Hi Saurabh ,
    good advice, since my old laptop crashed and I lost a lot of data,
    I use USB, Google Drive and I write all my passwords and things like this down in a booklet.
    We may not think really about this things until we lose data and it is good to be reminded.
    You did give lots of options here.
    Thank you

  2. Hi Saurabh,

    I use iDrive cloud backup. I have it set up to kick in automatically at 3am every day.

    Only the other day I lost an important file that I had just finished working on. I have absolutely no idea what happened to it – it just disappeared!! Luckily I had the version from the day before on my backup so it didn’t take long to recover it and redo the little bit of work I had lost.

    My PC contains work from 30+ years ago (even before PCs as we know them now existed) so I can’t afford to be without a cloud backup.

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

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