.DCK 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 .DCK file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

DCK File Recovery

What is a .DCK file?

File created by Resolume, a program used to create live audio-visual performances; contains a "deck," which is made up of channels, each of which use visual sources, such as video clips, flash animations, live video feeds, and raster images; used to store a pre-configured collection of visual materials and their properties.

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

There are several common causes for ".DCK" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".DCK" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware can lead to corruption or loss of ".DCK" files. This can include software crashes, power outages, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".DCK" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can result in the loss or failure of ".DCK" files.
  5. Incompatible software or file format: If the software used to open or access ".DCK" files is outdated or incompatible, it may lead to errors or failure in opening or using the files.
  6. Human error: Users may accidentally overwrite or modify ".DCK" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  7. Sudden system shutdown: If the system shuts down unexpectedly while working with ".DCK" files, it can result in file corruption or loss.
  8. Storage media issues: Problems with the storage media, such as hard drive failures or bad sectors, can cause ".DCK" files to become lost or inaccessible.

It is important to regularly back up ".DCK" files to avoid permanent loss and to use reliable antivirus software to protect against malware attacks.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo resolume Deck File image file file?

Programs that open ".DCK" files

HEX Editor HEX Editor

Additional Information

  • File type: Resolume Deck File

  • File extension: .DCK

  • Developer: Resolume

  • Category: Video Files

  • Format: Binary


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

    A ".DCK backup" file is typically associated with the software program "Deckadance," which is a DJ mixing application. It is used to create a backup copy of the user's settings, preferences, playlists, and other data related to the software.

    To create a ".DCK backup" file, you need to follow these steps within the Deckadance application:

    1. Open Deckadance on your computer.
    2. Go to the "Options" or "Preferences" menu.
    3. Look for an option related to backup or export settings.
    4. Select the option to create a backup or export the settings.
    5. Choose a location on your computer to save the backup file.
    6. Click "Save" or "Export" to create the ".DCK backup" file.

    The resulting file will have the ".DCK" extension, indicating that it is a backup file specific to Deckadance.

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

    To restore a ".DCK backup" file to its original format, you will need to follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".DCK backup" file. This information will help you determine the appropriate method to restore it.
    2. Check if the software or application has a built-in restore or import feature. Open the software and look for options related to restoring or importing data. If available, follow the on-screen instructions to restore the backup file.
    3. If there is no built-in restore feature, try to locate the "Restore" or "Import" option in the software's menu or settings. Look for any options that allow you to browse and select the backup file. Once selected, follow the prompts to restore the file.
    4. If the above steps do not work, consult the software's documentation, user manual, or support resources for guidance on how to restore backups. Look for specific instructions related to ".DCK backup" files.
    5. In case the software does not support direct restoration from a ".DCK backup" file, you may need to convert the backup file to a compatible format. Search for file conversion tools or services that can convert ".DCK backup" files to a format compatible with the software. Follow the instructions provided by the tool or service to convert the file and then proceed with the restore process.
    6. If you are still unable to restore the backup file, reach out to the software's support team or community forums for assistance. Provide them with details about the software, the ".DCK backup" file, and any error messages encountered during the restoration process. They should be able to guide you further on how to restore the file to its original format.
  • Are there any specific software applications or tools required to open and access the contents of a ".DCK backup" file?

    The ".DCK backup" file format does not appear to be associated with any specific software or widely-used application. It is possible that this file format is specific to a particular software or system that you are using.

    To determine the software or tools required to open and access the contents of a ".DCK backup" file, you should consult the documentation or support resources of the software or system that created the backup file. They should be able to provide information on how to open or restore the backup file and access its contents.

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