Stuck on loading bar
I was using my iMac as usual and after trying to copy an image about 4mb in size to desktop from a folder that also on desktop the transfer bar was loading for a long time without doing anything else and as usual I relauched finder and everything on desktop disappeared. Now I have done this many times, if it doesnt come back I would just paste a code in terminal or restart the mac, I decided to restart it this time and when it turned on the loading bar below the apple logo stuck on half way.
This has never happened before so I did some googling and tried to first day, safe mode, reset vram etc without success, after the last safe mode though the loading bar went further to about 80% but thats where it ends and I have not tried fresh install of OS yet as I am trying to save some of the work I have on there.
What can I do now? is it worth saving? It is just over 10 years old.