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

GCW File Recovery

What is a .GCW file?

Worksheet that contains mathematical expressions created with Microsoft Mathematics, a educational calculator program; may include equations, graphs, and handwritten calculus expressions created using the Ink tool.

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

There are several common causes of ".GCW" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may unintentionally delete ".GCW" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware components of a computer, such as a sudden system crash, power failure, or software malfunction, can lead to ".GCW" file loss or corruption.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".GCW" 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 corruption of ".GCW" files.
  5. Formatting or partitioning errors: Incorrect formatting or partitioning of a storage device can cause ".GCW" files to be lost or become inaccessible.
  6. Human error: Users may accidentally overwrite or modify ".GCW" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  7. Hardware failure: Physical damage to the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or damage to the memory card, can result in the loss of ".GCW" files.
  8. Software conflicts: Conflicts between different software applications or incompatible software versions can cause ".GCW" files to be lost or become unreadable.

It is important to regularly backup ".GCW" files and maintain a reliable data recovery solution to mitigate the risk of file loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo microsoft Mathematics Worksheet image file file?

Programs that open ".GCW" files

Microsoft Mathematics Microsoft Mathematics

Additional Information

  • File type: Microsoft Mathematics Worksheet

  • File extension: .GCW

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Data 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 the purpose of ".GCW Recovery" and how does it work?

    ".GCW Recovery" is a file extension used by a ransomware variant called "GandCrab" that was active until June 2019. The purpose of ".GCW Recovery" is to indicate that the files on a computer have been encrypted by the GandCrab ransomware and are inaccessible to the user.

    When a computer is infected with GandCrab, the ransomware encrypts the victim's files using a strong encryption algorithm. It then renames the encrypted files by adding the ".GCW Recovery" extension to their original filenames. For example, a file named "document.docx" would be renamed to "document.docx.GCW Recovery".

    After encrypting the victim's files, GandCrab typically displays a ransom note on the victim's screen, demanding a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. The ransom note provides instructions on how to make the payment and regain access to the encrypted files.

    It is important to note that GandCrab was a highly active and successful ransomware variant, causing significant damage and financial losses to many individuals and organizations. However, law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity researchers have collaborated to disrupt the ransomware's infrastructure, leading to the release of decryption tools that can help victims recover their files without paying the ransom.

  • Are there any specific requirements or limitations for using ".GCW Recovery"?

    Yes, there are specific requirements and limitations for using ".GCW Recovery".

    1. Compatibility: ".GCW Recovery" is designed specifically for the GCW Zero handheld gaming console. It may not work with other devices or consoles.
    2. Firmware: Your GCW Zero console must be running the appropriate firmware version to use ".GCW Recovery". Make sure your console is updated to the latest firmware recommended by the developers.
    3. Installation: To use ".GCW Recovery", you need to install it on your GCW Zero console. Follow the installation instructions provided by the developers carefully to ensure a successful installation.
    4. System Recovery: ".GCW Recovery" is primarily used for system recovery purposes, such as fixing software issues, restoring backups, or reinstalling the firmware. It is not intended for general use or as a regular application.
    5. Risk of Data Loss: Using ".GCW Recovery" may involve actions that can potentially erase data or cause data loss on your GCW Zero console. It is crucial to have backups of your important data before using ".GCW Recovery" to avoid any permanent loss.
    6. Technical Knowledge: Using ".GCW Recovery" may require some technical knowledge and understanding of the GCW Zero console's system. If you are not familiar with the technical aspects, it is advisable to seek assistance from experienced users or consult the official GCW Zero community for guidance.

    Always refer to the official documentation or resources provided by the developers for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the requirements and limitations of using ".GCW Recovery".

  • Can ".GCW Recovery" be used for recovering data from all types of devices or is it specific to certain platforms?

    ".GCW Recovery" is not a widely known or recognized term or software. It is possible that you are referring to a specific data recovery tool or software that is not widely discussed or used.

    Without more information about the specific software or tool you are referring to, it is difficult to determine if it can be used for recovering data from all types of devices or if it is specific to certain platforms. It is recommended to provide more details or clarify the specific software you are referring to in order to receive a more accurate answer.

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