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

CGP File Recovery

What is a .CGP file?

File archive encrypted with PixelCryptor, a file encoding program that uses an image instead of a password as the encryption key; saved in an encrypted format that can only be opened by PixelCryptor if the correct image is supplied.

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

There are several common causes for ".CGP" files to be lost or fail:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".CGP" files while performing file management tasks, leading to their loss.
  2. File corruption: ".CGP" files can become corrupted due to various reasons such as hardware or software issues, power outages, or improper system shutdowns. This can result in failure to open or access the files.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: If a computer is infected with viruses or malware, it can lead to the corruption or deletion of ".CGP" files, rendering them inaccessible.
  4. Software conflicts: Incompatibility or conflicts between different software applications can cause ".CGP" files to fail or become corrupted.
  5. Storage media issues: Problems with the storage media, such as hard drive failures, bad sectors, or physical damage, can result in the loss or failure of ".CGP" files stored on those devices.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as improper handling of files, accidental formatting of storage devices, or incorrect file transfers, can lead to the loss or failure of ".CGP" files.
  7. System crashes: Unexpected system crashes or software errors can cause ".CGP" files to become lost or corrupted.
  8. File system errors: Errors within the file system, such as file system corruption or disk errors, can result in the loss or failure of ".CGP" files.

It is important to regularly backup ".CGP" files and use reliable data recovery tools or services to recover lost or corrupted files in case of any failures.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo pixelCryptor Encrypted File image file file?

Programs that open ".CGP" files

HEX Editor HEX Editor

Additional Information

  • File type: PixelCryptor Encrypted File

  • File extension: .CGP

  • Developer: CodeGazer

  • Category: Encoded 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.

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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 ".CGP backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".CGP backup" file refers to a backup file created by the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite software. CorelDRAW is a popular vector graphics editor used for creating illustrations, logos, and various design projects.

    When you create a backup of a CorelDRAW project, it generates a ".CGP backup" file. This file contains a copy of the original project file, ensuring that you have a backup in case the original file gets corrupted, deleted, or damaged.

    To create a ".CGP backup" file, follow these steps:

    1. Open CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
    2. Open the project file you want to create a backup for.
    3. Click on "File" in the top menu.
    4. Select "Save As" or "Save a Copy" from the dropdown menu.
    5. Choose a location to save the backup file.
    6. In the "Save as type" or "File Format" dropdown, select ".CGP backup" or ".CDR backup" (depending on the CorelDRAW version you are using).
    7. Click "Save" to create the backup file.

    Once the backup file is created, it will have the same name as the original file but with the ".CGP backup" extension. It is recommended to regularly create backups of your CorelDRAW projects to prevent any potential loss of data or work.

  • How can I restore a ".CGP backup" file to its original format?

    To restore a ".CGP backup" file to its original format, you can follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".CGP backup" file. The file extension alone does not provide enough information about the specific software used.
    2. Install the software or application that created the backup file. You may need to visit the official website of the software provider to download and install the appropriate version.
    3. Once the software is installed, open it and look for an option to restore or import a backup file. The location of this option may vary depending on the software, so refer to the software's documentation or help files if you're unsure.
    4. Select the ".CGP backup" file you want to restore. This can usually be done by browsing your computer's file system or using a dedicated file picker within the software.
    5. Follow any on-screen instructions provided by the software to complete the restoration process. This may involve selecting specific settings or confirming the restore operation.
    6. After the restoration process is complete, the software should have restored the ".CGP backup" file to its original format, and you should be able to access the data or content within the software.

    If you are unable to determine the software that created the ".CGP backup" file or encounter any difficulties during the restoration process, it is recommended to contact the software's support team for further assistance.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and access the contents of a ".CGP backup" file?

    There is no specific software or tool that is universally used to open and access ".CGP backup" files. The ".CGP backup" file extension does not correspond to a standard file format that is widely recognized or supported by commonly used software applications.

    If you have a ".CGP backup" file, it is likely specific to a particular software or system. In such cases, you would need to determine the software or system that created the backup file and use the corresponding software or tool to open and access its contents.

    If you are unsure about the origin or purpose of the ".CGP backup" file, you may want to consult the documentation of the software or system you suspect is related to it. Alternatively, you can reach out to the file's source or the software's support team for further assistance in opening or accessing its contents.

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