.BA 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 .BA file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

BA File Recovery

What is a .BA file?

Data archive that contains compressed binary data; references header information stored in a separate .XML file; created with Scifer, a data archiving program that uses a Universal Common Logic (UCL) compression algorithm.

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

There are several common causes of ".BA" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".BA" files while trying to clean up their system or free up storage space.
  2. Virus or malware attacks: Viruses or malware can infect and corrupt ".BA" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to fail.
  3. System or software crashes: If a system or software crashes while a ".BA" file is being accessed or modified, it can lead to file corruption or loss.
  4. Power outages or sudden system shutdowns: Unexpected power outages or sudden system shutdowns can interrupt the file saving process, resulting in ".BA" file loss or failure.
  5. Hardware failure: Hardware failures, such as a hard drive crash or failure, can lead to the loss or corruption of ".BA" files stored on the affected device.
  6. Software conflicts: Incompatible or conflicting software installations can cause ".BA" files to become inaccessible or fail to open properly.
  7. File system errors: Errors within the file system, such as file system corruption or bad sectors on a storage device, can lead to ".BA" file loss or failure.
  8. Human error: Human mistakes, such as accidental formatting of a storage device containing ".BA" files or improper handling of files, can result in their loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly backup important files, including ".BA" files, to prevent permanent loss in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

How to recover lost ".BA" 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 ".BA" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".BA" 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 ".BA" 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.

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 ".BA" 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 ".BA" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo scifer External Header Archive image file file?

Programs that open ".BA" files

HEX Editor HEX Editor

Additional Information

  • File type: Scifer External Header Archive

  • File extension: .BA

  • Developer: Scifer

  • Category: Compressed Files

  • Format: N/A


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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 .BA file extension and what does it signify?

    The .BA file extension is primarily associated with the Borland C++ Builder, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C++ programming language. It signifies a compiled unit file, which is generated when a C++ Builder project is compiled. These files contain compiled code that can be linked with other units to create an executable program.

  • How can I determine the type of file that has a .BA extension?

    The .BA file extension does not have a specific file type associated with it. Therefore, determining the type of file that has a .BA extension solely based on the extension itself is not possible.

    However, you can try the following methods to identify the file type:

    1. File Signature: Use a file signature analysis tool or an online file identifier service to determine the file type by analyzing the file's binary signature or magic numbers.
    2. File Properties: Right-click on the file, select "Properties," and check the file details such as "Type of File" or "File Type." This may provide some information about the file type.
    3. File Analysis Tools: Use file analysis tools like TrIDNet or FileAlyzer to analyze the file and identify its type based on its internal structure and content.
    4. File Conversion: If you have a file with a .BA extension and you know the original software that created it, you can try converting it to a more common file format using the associated software. This may help you determine the file type indirectly.

    Remember, it is always a good practice to scan any unknown file with reliable antivirus software before opening or executing it, as it could potentially be malicious.

  • What are the different methods or software programs available to open and access a .BA file?

    .BA files are typically associated with the Borland C++ Builder, a software development environment. To open and access a .BA file, you can use the following methods or software programs:

    1. Borland C++ Builder: The .BA file is primarily associated with this software, so it can be opened directly using Borland C++ Builder.
    2. Integrated Development Environments (IDEs): You can open .BA files in other IDEs that support the Borland C++ Builder project format, such as Embarcadero RAD Studio, Dev-C++, or Code::Blocks.
    3. Text Editors: Since .BA files are plain text files, you can open them in any text editor. Notepad, Notepad++, Sublime Text, or Visual Studio Code are some examples. However, note that you won't be able to compile or run the code directly from a text editor.
    4. Code Editors: Specialized code editors like Borland Together, C++ BuilderX, or C++ Builder 6 can also open .BA files and provide additional features specifically designed for C++ development.
    5. Online file viewers: Some websites provide online file viewers that allow you to upload and view the contents of a .BA file without any specific software. However, these viewers usually don't offer any development capabilities.

    Remember that the availability of software programs may vary based on your operating system and version.

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