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Causes of Data Loss

Causes of Data Loss

Causes of Data Loss

We all experience some form of data loss at some point in our lives. If you haven’t, then you are one the few lucky people. Data loss is a serious issue and in some cases, this data is not recoverable. Therefore, it’s a good idea to know about the most common causes of data loss so that you may benefit from them and avoid any future mishaps. Check out the list below to see some of the most common causes of data loss.

Accidently Deleted Files

Lots of people accidentally delete their data from the hard drive; sometimes the deletion is intentional and sometimes unintentional. Intentional deletion maybe noticed the very moment the data is deleted (like you wanted to delete a file but the moment you deleted it, you realised that you may need it again) on the other hand unintentional deletion may be unnoticed for a long time until you realise that you need the file but it’s gone already. Therefore, it is advised to be very careful when handling your data and keep an eye on that delete button!


Computer viruses can be extremely annoying, to say the least. They may result in corrupted files and loss of important information. It is recommended that one should always install a good antivirus and ensure that it’s updated regularly.

Corrupt Files

Your files may get corrupted because of logical errors, which are caused by software issues, invalid entries in file locations and some other factors. They may also damage other files and corrupt them as well, which will then result in data loss. To avoid this, make sure you backup all your data to separate disk drives.

Natural Disasters

Contrary to the causes of data loss listed above, natural disasters are the most uncontrollable cause. Such as, fires, floods, earthquakes, even brownouts, all of them are out of our control. Fortunately, according to the survey, only 3 percent of users lost data because of natural disasters.
In the unfortunate case of you losing your data, Data Recovery SA is the right solution for you.

Causes of Data Loss

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