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

COPY File Recovery

What is a .COPY file?

Proprietary DRM (Digital Rights Management) copy-protected file format used by Sony Ericsson mobile phones

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

There can be several common causes of ".COPY" files being lost or experiencing failure. Some of these causes include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".COPY" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. File system corruption: If the file system on the storage device gets corrupted, it can lead to the loss or failure of ".COPY" files.
  3. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect the system and cause damage to files, including ".COPY" files.
  4. Hardware failure: Issues with the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or bad sectors, can result in the loss or failure of ".COPY" files.
  5. Power outage or system crash: Sudden power outages or system crashes can interrupt the copying process and lead to incomplete or corrupted ".COPY" files.
  6. Software or application error: Errors or bugs in software or applications used for copying files can cause issues with ".COPY" files.
  7. Insufficient storage space: If the storage device does not have enough space to accommodate the ".COPY" files, the copying process may fail or result in incomplete files.
  8. Network issues: When copying files over a network, problems with the network connection or interruptions can lead to the failure or loss of ".COPY" files.

It is important to regularly backup important files, including ".COPY" files, to prevent any potential loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo sony Ericsson Protected Content File image file file?

Programs that open ".COPY" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Sony Ericsson Protected Content File

  • File extension: .COPY

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Audio 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 .COPY file extension and what does it signify?

    The .COPY file extension does not have a specific meaning or significance. It is not a commonly used or recognized file extension. It is possible that it could be used as a file extension for a specific application or software, but without further context, it is difficult to determine its exact purpose.

  • How can I determine the file type of a .COPY file and open it?

    To determine the file type of a .COPY file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Right-click on the .COPY file.
    2. Select "Properties" from the context menu.
    3. In the Properties window, look for the "Type of file" or "File Type" field. This will indicate the file type or extension.

    Once you know the file type, you can open it accordingly. Here are some common file types and the programs associated with them:

    1. Text files (.txt): Open with a text editor like Notepad, Notepad++, or Sublime Text.
    2. Word documents (.docx): Open with Microsoft Word or other compatible word processing software.
    3. Excel spreadsheets (.xlsx): Open with Microsoft Excel or other compatible spreadsheet software.
    4. PDF files (.pdf): Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader software.
    5. Image files (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.): Open with an image viewer like Windows Photos, Adobe Photoshop, or Paint.
    6. Audio files (.mp3, .wav, .flac, etc.): Open with a media player like Windows Media Player, VLC, or iTunes.
    7. Video files (.mp4, .avi, .mkv, etc.): Open with a video player like VLC, Windows Media Player, or QuickTime.

    If the file type is not recognizable or you don't have the appropriate software, you can try searching online for a file converter or a specialized software that supports that specific file type.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to access and view the contents of a .COPY file?

    No, there are no specific software or tools required to access and view the contents of a .COPY file. The .COPY file extension is not a commonly used or recognized file format. It is possible that the file you are referring to is specific to a particular software or system, in which case you would need the corresponding software or tool to access and view its contents.

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