Do you have a recent backup?
All too often, I receive a computer for repair, only to find that not only has the hard drive crashed, but the owner does not have a recent backup. To make it worse, some have no backup at all! So precious pictures and important files are often lost forever.
Whilst Data Recovery from a failed hard drive is possible in around 50% of cases, mechanical failure requires sending the drive to a special and often expensive laboratory. Even when data is recovered, it may be too little and too hard, or damaged to put back in place.
With the low cost of backup drives and online storage these days, along with low cost or free backup software available, there is no reason to risk losing all those important files and email.