.3DA File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .3DA file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

3DA File Recovery

What is a .3DA file?

Three-dimensional model created by various 3D modeling programs; stores a model in a plain text format, where each line of text specifies the vertices that determine the shape of the object.

What Are Common Causes of ".3DA" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes for ".3DA" files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".3DA" files while organizing their files or performing cleanup operations.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware used to open or save ".3DA" files can lead to file corruption or loss. This can include software crashes, power outages, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".3DA" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to fail.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can result in the loss or failure of ".3DA" files.
  5. Incompatible software or versions: If the software used to open ".3DA" files is outdated or incompatible with the file format, it may cause errors or failure in accessing the files.
  6. Improper file transfer or storage: If ".3DA" files are not transferred or stored correctly, they may become corrupted or lost. This can happen due to interrupted file transfers, improper ejection of storage devices, or using unreliable storage media.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting of storage devices or overwriting ".3DA" files with incorrect data, can lead to loss or failure of the files.

It is important to regularly back up ".3DA" files and take precautions to prevent data loss, such as using reliable storage devices, keeping software up to date, and using antivirus software to protect against malware.

How to recover lost ".3DA" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".3DA" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".3DA" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".3DA" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".3DA" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".3DA" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".3DA" extension?

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Programs that open ".3DA" files

Delcam ArtCAM Delcam ArtCAM
AeroHydro SurfaceWorks AeroHydro SurfaceWorks
Zanoza ZModeler Zanoza ZModeler

Additional Information

  • File type: 3D Assembly File

  • File extension: .3DA

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: 3D Image Files

  • Format: Text


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a ".3DA backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".3DA backup" file is a file format used by some software applications to store backup copies of 3D models or objects. It typically contains the geometry, texture, materials, and other relevant information of the 3D model.

    The creation of a ".3DA backup" file depends on the specific software or tool you are using. Generally, it involves following these steps:

    1. Open the software or tool that supports the ".3DA backup" file format.
    2. Load or import the 3D model you want to create a backup of.
    3. Go to the file menu or options and look for the "Export" or "Save As" option.
    4. Choose the ".3DA backup" file format from the available formats.
    5. Specify the destination folder and provide a name for the backup file.
    6. Click on the "Save" or "Export" button to create the ".3DA backup" file.

    It's important to note that the availability and creation process of ".3DA backup" files may vary depending on the software or tool you are using. Therefore, it is recommended to refer to the documentation or help resources specific to your software for accurate instructions.

  • How can I restore a ".3DA backup" file and access the data within it?

    To restore a ".3DA backup" file and access the data within it, follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".3DA backup" file. ".3DA" is not a common file extension, so it is essential to determine the specific software associated with it. This information will help you find the appropriate method to restore and access the data.
    2. Install the software: If you don't have the software installed on your system, download and install it from the official website or a trusted source. Ensure you are using the same or a compatible version of the software that created the backup file.
    3. Open the software: Launch the software that corresponds to the file extension ".3DA." Look for an option to restore or import data.
    4. Locate the backup file: Navigate to the location where the ".3DA backup" file is saved on your computer. Make sure you know the exact file path.
    5. Restore the backup: In the software, choose the option to restore or import data. Browse to the location of the ".3DA backup" file and select it. Follow any additional instructions or prompts provided by the software.
    6. Access the data: After the restoration process is complete, you should be able to access the data within the backup file. The specific steps to access the data will depend on the software you are using. Look for options like "Open," "Browse," or "Import" to view the restored data.

    If you are unsure about the software associated with the ".3DA backup" file or cannot find a specific software, try researching the file extension online or contacting the file's creator or the software's support team for further assistance.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and work with a ".3DA backup" file?

    There is no specific software or tool that is universally used to open and work with a ".3DA backup" file. The file extension ".3DA" does not correspond to a widely recognized format or application.

    If you have a ".3DA backup" file, it is likely specific to a particular software or system. In that case, you would need to determine the software or system associated with the file and use the corresponding application to open and work with it.

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