What to do if a hard drive fails
If your hard drive fails, you may lose important files. To avoid data loss, backup your files regularly to different media (removable hard drives, USB drives, optical drives) or cloud storages (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive).
With Kaspersky Security Cloud, you can create secure backup copies of your files in the following locations:
- Local drive
- Removable drive (e.g. external hard drive)
- Network drive
- FTP server
- Online storage (Dropbox)
To learn how to create backup copies with Kaspersky Security Cloud, see this guide.
Kaspersky Security Cloud monitors the condition of your hard drive with the S.M.A.R.T. self-test. If there is any risk of failure, Kaspersky Security Cloud will offer you to copy the files from that drive to another location.
How to copy files from the corrupted hard drive
If you got the notification about the poor drive state:
- Click Details.
- Click Copy data.
- Click Start.
- Select a hard drive or a removable drive to which to copy data. Click Next.
- Drag and drop the files you wish to copy to the application window or click select them from the list.
- Click Next.
- Specify the name of the folder the data will be copied to or select an existing folder by clicking Change. Click Next.
The application will start copying your files.
Supported hard drives
Hard drives with the following interfaces:
- Not supported: