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The Complete Guide to Disk Utilities

auslogics disk defrag logoAll of the data saved locally on your PC is stored on a hard disk. It is easy to take this for granted, because hard disks are quite reliable. However, hard disks are not infallible, and a hardware or power failure could corrupt your data. In these situations a disk utility can be used to help recover your data. All major operating systems include basic disk utilities, and there are many more commercially available options.

This guide will show you how to use the various disk utilities available today to help recover corrupted or deleted data, and also to optimize the performance of your PC.

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