The hard drive inside your computer, which you may know as “the C drive” stores your Windows setup, all your programs and (usually) all your files. This is what it looks like:-
So if it starts to become faulty, your computer will become very sluggish – but at this point your data is generally still safe.
So I recommend you take a few minutes to download and install Acronis Drive Monitor, a FREE utility which will assess the health of your hard drive – and alert you as and when it starts to develop any problems. Download your copy here
This early warning should prevent your drive becoming seriously faulty – at that point your data is at risk – and you may have needed to consider using a specialist to recover the files.
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