5 Most Common Causes & Prevention Tips for Data Loss during Transfer

Have you ever experienced data loss during data transfer? Now, this article will expose 5 most common causes and relevant prevention tips for this problem.

In reality, data loss during data transfer is rare. And, currently, there are many such tools provided for users to transfer data among different devices with no data loss. However, such data loss still can happen sometimes due to many risky factors, such as the followings – USB disconnect, power-off, inadequate free space, virus infection and “Paste” failure. Now, we’ll discuss about the 5 causes in detail and teach you some tips to prevent them.

5 Most Common Causes & Prevention Tips for Data Loss during Transfer

1. USB Disconnect

If you’re transferring data between your computer and a removable external data storage device, such as a USB flash drive, USB disconnect is a main cause for data loss in this process. For instance, during transfer, you touch the connection cable accidentally, connection will loosen. In this scenario, the files haven’t been transferred successfully may be lost. Hence, it is prudent for you to keep cautious. Don’t touch the cable at will.

2. Sudden Power off

In addition, sudden power-off of the source and target devices can result in data losses in transfer. For example, you’re transferring files from external disk to the Desktop computer. If the computer suddenly shut down due to power outage, transfer will be interrupted. At this point, the files in transfer may be corrupt, like damaged Outlook file. So, you have to take actions to ensure consistent power supply during transfer, like investing in uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

3. Lacking Storage Space

Moreover, the storage space on the target device is vitally important factor in this respect. To be specific, if the target device doesn’t have enough remaining space to store the transferred data, data loss will take place, too. To block this, you need to check the left free space in the target device in advance.

4. Virus Infection

Furthermore, you need to pay special attention to the virus-infected files. If you are transferring any virus-infected files from an external drive to your computer, the antivirus software on PC will detect the files and automatically kill the viruses by deleting the files, which is also a type of data loss.

5. Failing to “Paste”

Many users are used to transfer files by “cut” and “paste”. More specifically, you cut the files from your computer, then open the target device and lastly paste them to the device. Yet, this operation is extremely risky in that if the “Paste” fails, you will lose the “cut” files. To prevent this, it’s suggested for you to utilize “Copy” instead of “Cut”.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including recover Sql Server and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com