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

CPD File Recovery

What is a .CPD file?

Database file created by RoboHelp, a program used for authoring Windows help documentation; stored as part of a RoboHelp project (.XPJ) and contains cached information for the project; should not be opened or edited manually.

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

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

  1. Software errors: Sometimes, software glitches or bugs can lead to the corruption or loss of ".CPD" files. This can happen if the software crashes or encounters an error while saving or accessing the file.
  2. Hardware issues: Problems with the computer's hardware, such as a hard drive failure or power outage, can result in the loss of ".CPD" files. If the file was being saved or accessed during such an event, it may become corrupted or lost.
  3. Accidental deletion: Human error, such as accidentally deleting the ".CPD" file or formatting the storage device without a backup, can lead to file loss.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".CPD" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be deleted.
  5. File system errors: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can result in the loss or corruption of ".CPD" files.
  6. Software updates or upgrades: Sometimes, updating or upgrading software can cause compatibility issues with existing ".CPD" files, leading to their failure or loss.
  7. Network issues: If ".CPD" files are stored on a network drive or accessed over a network, network connectivity issues or interruptions can cause file loss or corruption.

It is important to regularly back up ".CPD" files to prevent permanent loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo roboHelp Cache Project Database image file file?

Programs that open ".CPD" files

Adobe RoboHelp Adobe RoboHelp

Additional Information

  • File type: RoboHelp Cache Project Database

  • File extension: .CPD

  • Developer: Adobe Systems

  • Category: Database Files

  • Format: Binary

  • File types that use the extension .CPD:

    • RoboHelp Cache Project Database

    • Compressed PhotoDefiner Image File


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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 .CPD file and what is its purpose?

    A .CPD file, also known as a C++ project database file, is a file created by certain Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) like Microsoft Visual Studio. It serves as a database for the project, storing information about the structure, dependencies, and settings of the C++ project.

    The purpose of a .CPD file is to provide a centralized location for storing project-related information, allowing the IDE to efficiently manage the project. It helps in tasks such as code navigation, building, debugging, and maintaining the project. The .CPD file keeps track of project files, their relationships, compiler options, build configurations, and other project-specific settings.

    By using the .CPD file, IDEs can provide features like intelligent code completion, code analysis, and project-wide search functionalities. It aids in organizing and managing large-scale C++ projects, making development more convenient and productive.

  • How do I open a .CPD file on my computer?

    To open a .CPD file on your computer, you will need to have the appropriate software installed. .CPD files are typically associated with CorelDRAW Photopaint, a graphics editing program. Here's how you can open a .CPD file:

    1. Ensure that you have CorelDRAW Photopaint installed on your computer. If you don't have it, you can download and install it from the official Corel website.
    2. Locate the .CPD file on your computer. If you are unsure of its location, you can use the search function to find it.
    3. Right-click on the .CPD file and select "Open with" from the context menu. If you don't see "Open with," hold the Shift key and right-click on the file, then choose "Open with."
    4. From the list of available programs, select CorelDRAW Photopaint. If it's not listed, click on "Choose another app" or "Browse" to locate the program manually.
    5. Once you've selected CorelDRAW Photopaint, click "OK" or "Open" to open the .CPD file.

    Alternatively, you can also launch CorelDRAW Photopaint first and then use the program's "Open" option to navigate to the location of the .CPD file and open it directly.

    Remember that .CPD files are specific to CorelDRAW Photopaint, so if you don't have this software, you may not be able to open the file.

  • Are there any specific software programs or tools required to access and view the content of a .CPD file?

    Yes, there are specific software programs or tools required to access and view the content of a .CPD file. The .CPD file extension is commonly associated with Adobe RoboHelp, a help authoring tool used to create online help systems and documentation. To access and view the content of a .CPD file, you would need to have Adobe RoboHelp installed on your computer.

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