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Default Files are never really lost

Files are never really lost, not in the sense of being misplaced. If you save a file in the wrong place and have trouble finding it, that problem is easily solved by a disk search. Itís the other ways of losing files that are harder to resolve:

1. Losing your device
Do you work on a laptop? Leave it behind in a coffee shop or cab when youíre in a rush and you havenít lost just one file; youíve lost all of them. Worse, if your data is unencrypted and your files contain sensitive information, your accounts and identity are vulnerable to theft.

2. Losing your data
Disk problems donít start with a full-on crash. There can be small problems that result in data corruption. This may change the data of a file or make it unreadable. You can also corrupt files if an application doesnít shut down properly.

3. Losing your disk drive
Hard drives donít last forever. They may provide digital storage, but they operate mechanically, and mechanical devices wear out. Drivesí lifespans vary depending on the manufacturer, but three years is typical.

4. Losing control
All it takes is one misplaced click to load malware onto your computer. Once youíve done that, youíre no longer in control. Your data can be copied to a remote server and sold to criminals. One kind of malware, called ransomware, holds your files hostage by encrypting them with a secret key. Unless you pay up to get the decryption key, youíre unable to read your own data.

5. Losing power
Electrical outages and natural disasters that mean your computer doesnít shutdown properly can create problems, even keeping your computer from booting up once the power comes back on. It doesnít take a widespread regional outage to cause problems; a fire at home can destroy your computer, your hard drive, and all of your backup files.

6. Losing track of what youíre doing
Oops! You just deleted the wrong file. Hopefully, you have a recent backup, you know where it is, you can get to it easily, and you know how to restore it!

7. Losing your grip
Oops again! You dropped your computer. Or you spilled your coffee. Either way, the internal components may not survive the incident.

How not to lose your mind
Making sure you have backups of your data isnít enough to protect you from all of these kinds of file loss. Backups donít keep others from reading your files if your device is lost, stolen, or hacked. And sometimes you lose your backups, or at least, donít know how to find them quickly. Backups stored near your computer are vulnerable to loss or damage along with the PC, but if your backups are at home and you need a file while youíre traveling, knowing where the backup is doesnít help you.

Cloud data protection from Mozy by Dell is a better solution. All of your data is backed up automatically. And your files are accessible from anywhere and any device, so youíll always have access wherever you are and whatever device youíre working on. Enterprise-grade encryption makes sure that access is limited to you. And Mozyís data centers are protected in every way possible, both physically and electronically. Youíll never lose your mind over lost data again.
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