SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Many of us have photos, videos, and important information stored on a desktop, laptop, and even on an external hard drive.
But what happens if we drop our laptop, or the external hard drive becomes too old because of normal wear and tear?
Is there a way to recover lost data? And how do you protect yourself in the first place?
Seven on Your Side's Michael Finney spoke to Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook Executive Editor, Kevin Brasler.
You can watch the video above to see the entire interview.
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