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By Accident I Unplugged My Computer While It Was On

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bowl5, Jun 8, 2006.

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  1. bowl5

    bowl5 Thread Starter

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    By Accident I Unplugged My Computer while it was on and now i am worried that my movie files will be corrupted...they seem to play fine...but i am still worried....please could somebody please help by telling me if any of my files will become damaged...thank you
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Unless the files were open and being played or saved at the time of the power loss, there should be no damage.

    But remember that power can do out at any time and hard disks die without warning (quite often, these days), so all your important data must be backed up. Since you are so worried it would suggest you have no backup plan. Maybe time to get one?

    As an example I backup all new data every day, to a second and totally separate hard drive, then all data to DVD every week. Every DVD is "verified" to ensure that no files are corrupt in the copy process.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    See my signature line, should say it all. ;)
     
  4. Rich-M

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    I trust you mean the second line in your signature JohnWill right?
     
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