.BNP 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 .BNP file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

BNP File Recovery

What is a .BNP file?

Data file created by some Sony digital camcorders; stored within the AVF_INFO

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

There are several common causes of ".BNP" files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".BNP" files while cleaning up their computer or organizing files. This can happen when users mistakenly delete files they believe are not important.
  2. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to various reasons such as improper system shutdown, power outages, hardware failures, or software bugs. When the file system gets corrupted, it can lead to the loss or failure of ".BNP" files.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Viruses or malware can infect and damage files on a computer, including ".BNP" files. These malicious programs can corrupt or delete files, making them inaccessible or causing failure.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with software or hardware components can lead to the loss or failure of ".BNP" files. For example, if the software used to open or create ".BNP" files crashes or malfunctions, it can result in data loss or file corruption. Similarly, hardware failures like a faulty hard drive can cause the loss of ".BNP" files.
  5. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting of storage devices or improper handling of files, can result in the loss or failure of ".BNP" files.
  6. Software updates or upgrades: Sometimes, when software is updated or upgraded, it can cause compatibility issues with existing ".BNP" files. This can lead to data loss or file corruption.
  7. Physical damage: Physical damage to storage devices, such as hard drives or memory cards, can make ".BNP" files inaccessible or cause failure. This can occur due to accidents, mishandling, or natural disasters like floods or fires.

It is important to regularly backup ".BNP" files to prevent data loss and consider using reliable data recovery software in case of accidental deletion or file corruption.

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

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

Use programs for recovering ".BNP" 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 ".BNP" 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 ".BNP" 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 ".BNP" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo sony Camcorder Video Data File image file file?

Programs that open ".BNP" files

Sony Picture Motion Browser Sony Picture Motion Browser

Additional Information

  • File type: Sony Camcorder Video Data File

  • File extension: .BNP

  • Developer: Sony

  • Category: Video 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 ".BNP backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".BNP backup" file is a type of backup file created by the software application "Bunzip" or "Bzip2." Bzip2 is a file compression utility used to compress and decompress files. When you create a ".BNP backup" file, it means you are creating a backup of a file or a set of files using the Bzip2 compression algorithm.

    To create a ".BNP backup" file, you need to have the Bzip2 software installed on your computer. Once installed, you can use the command-line interface or a graphical user interface (if available) to create the backup file. The specific steps to create a ".BNP backup" file may vary depending on the operating system you are using.

    In general, you would typically open a terminal or command prompt, navigate to the directory where the file(s) you want to backup are located, and use the appropriate Bzip2 command to create the backup file. The command may look something like this:

    bzip2 -c file.txt > backup.bnp

    In the above example, "file.txt" is the file you want to back up, and "backup.bnp" is the name you give to the backup file. The "-c" option tells Bzip2 to send the compressed output to the standard output, which is then redirected to the backup file using the ">" symbol.

    Once the backup file is created, it will have the ".BNP" file extension, indicating that it is a Bzip2 compressed backup file.

  • How can I restore a ".BNP backup" file and retrieve the data it contains?

    To restore a ".BNP backup" file and retrieve the data it contains, you need to follow these general steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".BNP backup" file: ".BNP" is not a standard backup file format, so you need to determine the specific software or application that generated it. This information will help you find the appropriate method to restore the backup.
    2. Install the relevant software: If you don't have the software installed on your computer that created the backup file, you need to install it. Visit the software provider's website and download the appropriate version.
    3. Open the software: Launch the software that created the backup file. Look for any options related to restoring or importing data.
    4. Locate the restore/import function: Within the software, find the option to restore or import data. It may be under a "File," "Backup," or "Restore" menu.
    5. Select the ".BNP backup" file: When prompted, browse your computer's file system to locate the ".BNP backup" file you want to restore. Select it and proceed.
    6. Follow the restoration process: Depending on the software, you might need to specify the location where you want to restore the data or choose the specific files or folders to restore. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the software.
    7. Complete the process: Once you have selected the appropriate settings, initiate the restoration process. The software will begin restoring the data from the ".BNP backup" file.
    8. Verify the restored data: After the restoration process completes, verify that the data has been successfully restored. Check the relevant sections or files within the software to ensure everything is restored as expected.

    Note: If you are unable to determine the software that created the ".BNP backup" file or if it is a custom format, you may need to contact the software provider's support team for assistance. They can guide you through the specific steps to restore and retrieve the data from the backup file.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to work with ".BNP backup" files?

    There is no specific software or tool required to work with ".BNP backup" files as it is not a commonly used file format. It is possible that the ".BNP backup" file extension is specific to a particular software or application. In that case, you would need to identify the software or application associated with the file and use the corresponding software or tool to work with the file.

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