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

CHL File Recovery

What is a .CHL file?

List of channels saved by WinFast PVR2, the software program included with WinFast DVR hardware (such as TV tuner cards and USB devices); stores channels that can be viewed and recorded using the WinFast DVR2 software.

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

There can be several reasons for ".CHL" files to get lost or fail. Some common causes include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".CHL" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with software or hardware components like hard drives, memory cards, or USB drives can lead to file corruption or loss, including ".CHL" files.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt files on a computer, including ".CHL" files.
  4. Power outages or system crashes: Unexpected power outages or system crashes can interrupt the file-saving process and lead to data loss or corruption, including ".CHL" files.
  5. File system errors: File system errors can occur due to improper shut down of the computer, disk errors, or other issues, resulting in file loss or corruption.
  6. Formatting or partitioning errors: Mistakenly formatting or partitioning a storage device can erase all the data, including ".CHL" files, from that device.
  7. Software conflicts: Conflicts between different software applications or incompatible software versions can cause file corruption or loss, including ".CHL" files.
  8. Human error: Accidental overwriting, improper file handling, or other human errors can result in the loss or failure of ".CHL" files.

It is important to regularly back up your files, including ".CHL" files, to minimize the risk of data loss.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo winFast PVR2 Channel List image file file?

Programs that open ".CHL" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: WinFast PVR2 Channel List

  • File extension: .CHL

  • Developer: Leadtek Research

  • Category: Settings 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 are the different file formats associated with .CHL files?

    There is no widely recognized or standard file format associated with the .CHL file extension. The file format can vary depending on the specific software or application that uses it. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the exact file format associated with .CHL files.

  • How can I convert a .CHL file to a different format for compatibility with other software?

    To convert a .CHL file to a different format, you can follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or format you want to convert the .CHL file into. For example, if you want to convert it to a .CSV file, or any other compatible format.
    2. Check if the software you want to import the .CHL file into has any built-in conversion options. Some software may have the ability to directly import .CHL files or provide a conversion tool.
    3. If there are no built-in options, you can use a third-party file conversion software or online converter. These tools allow you to convert files between different formats. Search for "CHL file converter" or "convert CHL to [desired format]" to find suitable tools.
    4. Once you find a suitable converter, follow the instructions provided by the tool or website. Typically, you will need to upload the .CHL file and choose the desired output format.
    5. After the conversion process is complete, download the converted file in the new format.
    6. Finally, verify that the converted file is compatible with the software you intend to use it with. Open the file in the target software to ensure it is correctly formatted and all data is intact.

    Remember to always keep a backup of your original .CHL file before performing any conversions, as the conversion process may alter or remove certain data.

  • Are there any specific software applications that are designed to open and work with .CHL formats?

    There are no widely known or specific software applications designed specifically to open and work with .CHL formats. It is possible that .CHL is a proprietary file format used by a specific software or organization, in which case the software associated with that organization would be required to open and work with the files. If you have a .CHL file, it is recommended to contact the source or creator of the file to determine the appropriate software to use.

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