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

GSM File Recovery

What is a .GSM file?

Audio format used to transfer voice over a modem; used by the GSM QuickLink, VoiceGuide, and RapidComm models; sometimes used for audio faxes.

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

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

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".GSM" files while organizing or cleaning up their files.
  2. Hardware or software issues: Problems with the storage device or the software used to access ".GSM" files can lead to data loss or file corruption.
  3. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect and damage ".GSM" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be deleted.
  4. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as improper shutdowns or power outages, can result in ".GSM" file loss or corruption.
  5. Formatting or partitioning errors: Mistakenly formatting or partitioning a storage device can erase ".GSM" files.
  6. File transfer errors: Errors during file transfer, such as interrupted transfers or incomplete downloads, can cause ".GSM" file loss or corruption.
  7. File system conversion: Converting the file system of a storage device can sometimes result in data loss, including ".GSM" files.
  8. Human error: Accidental overwriting, improper handling of files, or other mistakes made by users can lead to ".GSM" file loss.
  9. Physical damage: Physical damage to the storage device, such as dropping it or exposing it to extreme temperatures, can result in data loss, including ".GSM" files.
  10. Software conflicts or crashes: Conflicts between different software applications or crashes of the software used to access ".GSM" files can lead to file loss or corruption.

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

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

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

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Programs that open ".GSM" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: US Robotics GSM Audio File

  • File extension: .GSM

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Audio Files

  • Format: N/A

  • HEX: 52 49 46 46


  • File types that use the extension .GSM:

    • US Robotics GSM Audio File

    • Global System for Mobile Audio File

    • Graphic Description Language File

    • MapViewer Project 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 ".GSM backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".GSM backup" file refers to a backup file format used by the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) technology. It is commonly used to back up and restore data on mobile phones, particularly those that use GSM networks.

    A GSM backup file typically contains various types of data, including contacts, messages, call logs, calendar events, and other settings. It serves as a snapshot of the phone's data, allowing users to restore their information in case of data loss, phone replacement, or when switching to a new device.

    To create a GSM backup file, you typically need to use software or tools specifically designed for this purpose. Many mobile phone manufacturers provide their own backup software, which allows users to create backups of their data and save them in the .GSM backup file format. These tools often provide options to select the specific data to be included in the backup and allow users to encrypt the backup for added security.

    It's important to note that the specific steps to create a GSM backup file can vary depending on the mobile phone brand and model, as well as the software being used. Therefore, it's recommended to refer to the user manual or documentation provided by the phone manufacturer for detailed instructions on how to create a backup file in the .GSM format.

  • How can I restore data from a ".GSM backup" file?

    To restore data from a ".GSM backup" file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Determine the type of data contained in the ".GSM backup" file. It could be various types of data like contacts, messages, call logs, or other information specific to a particular application.
    2. Identify the software or application associated with the ".GSM backup" file format. This will help you find the appropriate tool or method to restore the data. For example, if it is a backup file created by a specific smartphone brand, you may need to use their official backup and restore software.
    3. Check if the software or application associated with the ".GSM backup" file has an import or restore function. Many backup tools offer this feature to easily restore data from backup files. If available, open the software and look for an option to import or restore data.
    4. If there is no dedicated software available, you may need to convert the ".GSM backup" file to a more common format like CSV or VCF (for contacts) or XML (for messages). There are online file conversion tools available that can help you convert the file to a compatible format.
    5. Once you have converted the file or found the appropriate software, follow the instructions provided by the software/application to restore the data. This typically involves selecting the backup file, choosing the specific data you want to restore, and initiating the restore process.
    6. After the restore process is complete, verify that the data has been successfully restored by checking the respective application or service.

    Note: The steps may vary depending on the specific software or application associated with the ".GSM backup" file format. It is recommended to refer to the documentation or support resources provided by the software/application for detailed instructions.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and access the contents of a ".GSM backup" file?

    Yes, to open and access the contents of a ".GSM backup" file, you would typically need a specific software or tool designed for that purpose. One such tool is the iPhone Backup Extractor. It allows you to extract various types of data from iPhone backups, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, and more. This software can open and access the contents of ".GSM backup" files created by iTunes or iCloud backups.

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