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

DPA File Recovery

What is a .DPA file?

Two-dimensional animation file created by DrawPlus, a graphics editing program; stores either a stopframe animation (a flip book-like animation), or a keyframe animation (a set of anchor frames used by the computer to generate a smooth animation); also supports visual effects and audio data.

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

There can be several common causes for ".DPA" file loss or failure. Some of them include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".DPA" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware malfunction: Issues with the software or hardware components involved in creating, storing, or accessing ".DPA" files can lead to their loss or failure. This can include problems with the data recovery software, digital photo album software, or the storage device itself.
  3. File system corruption: Corruption of the file system, which can occur due to improper shutdowns, disk errors, or malware infections, can result in the loss or corruption of ".DPA" files.
  4. Formatting or reformatting: Formatting a storage device without proper backup can erase all the data, including ".DPA" files, stored on it.
  5. Physical damage to storage media: Physical damage to the storage media, such as hard drive failure, can make the ".DPA" files inaccessible or lost.
  6. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect and damage ".DPA" files, making them inaccessible or corrupt.
  7. Human error: Human error, such as accidentally overwriting or modifying ".DPA" files, can lead to their loss or failure.
  8. Power outages: Power outages or sudden power surges can interrupt the file saving process, leading to data loss or corruption, including ".DPA" files.

It is always recommended to regularly back up your ".DPA" files to minimize the risk of loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo drawPlus Animation File image file file?

Programs that open ".DPA" files

Serif DrawPlus Serif DrawPlus

Additional Information

  • File type: DrawPlus Animation File

  • File extension: .DPA

  • Developer: Serif

  • Category: Video 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 .DPA backup file and how is it different from other backup file formats?

    A .DPA backup file is a backup file format used by Dell Data Protection software. It is specifically designed to store backup copies of encrypted data and system configurations.

    The main difference between a .DPA backup file and other backup file formats is the encryption aspect. The .DPA backup file format ensures that the backed-up data remains encrypted to maintain its security and confidentiality. This is particularly useful for organizations that deal with sensitive information and require robust data protection measures.

    Other backup file formats, such as .ZIP or .TAR, may not have built-in encryption capabilities. They primarily focus on compressing and packaging files for easier storage and transfer. While encryption can be added separately to these formats, .DPA backup files offer an all-in-one solution for securely backing up sensitive data.

  • How can I create a .DPA backup file for my data and what software or tools are required?

    To create a .DPA backup file for your data, you can use the Dell Data Protection | Encryption (DDP | E) software. This software is designed to encrypt and protect data on Dell devices.

    Here are the steps to create a .DPA backup file:

    1. Install Dell Data Protection | Encryption (DDP | E) software on your computer.
    2. Launch the DDP | E software.
    3. Login using your credentials.
    4. Once logged in, navigate to the "Backup" or "Recovery" section of the software.
    5. Choose the files or folders you want to include in the backup.
    6. Select the destination where you want to save the .DPA backup file. It can be an external hard drive, network location, or cloud storage.
    7. Configure any additional settings or options for the backup, such as encryption options or compression settings.
    8. Start the backup process.
    9. Wait for the software to create the .DPA backup file. The time taken will depend on the size of the data being backed up.
    10. Once the backup is complete, verify the .DPA backup file is created in the specified destination.

    Note: It is important to remember the password used for encryption as it will be required to restore the backup.

    Please note that the Dell Data Protection | Encryption (DDP | E) software is specific to Dell devices and may not be available or compatible with other systems. If you are not using a Dell device, you may need to explore other backup software options that are compatible with your system.

  • Are .DPA backup files compatible with different operating systems and can they be easily restored in case of data loss or system failure?

    .DPA backup files are not compatible with different operating systems. They are specifically designed for use with Dell PowerEdge servers and the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator software.

    In case of data loss or system failure, .DPA backup files can be easily restored on the same Dell PowerEdge server using the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator software. However, if you are trying to restore these files on a different operating system or hardware, it may not be possible without converting the backup files to a compatible format.

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