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Why Files Go Bad

What file problems might you encounter? Let's see…You can accidentally delete a file you really didn't want deleted, or you can inadvertently copy one file over another existing file, which erases the latter. (There's not much you can do about this one, I'm afraid.) In fact, if you try hard enough, you can even sabotage your entire hard disk by using Windows file commands incorrectly. (Scary thought, isn't it?)

Before you get too paranoid about all this, know that Windows normally gives you ample warning (in the form of an onscreen message) before it carries out a potentially dangerous command. If you heed the onscreen warning, you can halt any such operation before it destroys your files.


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