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

IMT File Recovery

What is a .IMT file?

Data file created by Intuit My Time, a time tracking application for Mac OS X; saves timesheet information in an XML format; can be imported into QuickBooks 2010 for Mac.

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

There are several common causes of ".IMT" file loss or failure. Some of them include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".IMT" files while cleaning up their computer or organizing files.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with software or hardware can lead to ".IMT" file corruption or loss. This can include software crashes, power outages, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Viruses or malware can infect and corrupt ".IMT" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be deleted.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system can lead to ".IMT" file loss or corruption. This can happen due to improper system shutdowns or disk errors.
  5. Formatting or partitioning errors: Formatting or partitioning a storage device without proper backup can result in the loss of ".IMT" files.
  6. Human error: Human error, such as accidentally formatting the wrong drive or overwriting ".IMT" files with incorrect data, can lead to file loss.
  7. File system conversion: Converting the file system of a storage device can sometimes result in the loss of ".IMT" files if not done correctly.
  8. Sudden system shutdown: If a system shuts down unexpectedly while working with ".IMT" files, it can lead to file corruption or loss.
  9. File transfer errors: Errors during file transfer, such as interrupted or incomplete transfers, can result in ".IMT" file loss.
  10. Physical damage: Physical damage to storage devices, such as hard drives or memory cards, can cause ".IMT" file loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly backup important ".IMT" files to minimize the risk of loss or failure.

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

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

Use programs for recovering ".IMT" 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 ".IMT" 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.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
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 ".IMT" 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 ".IMT" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo my Time Data File image file file?

Programs that open ".IMT" files

Intuit My Time Intuit My Time
Intuit QuickBooks for Mac Intuit QuickBooks for Mac

Additional Information

  • File type: My Time Data File

  • File extension: .IMT

  • Developer: Intuit

  • Category: Data Files

  • Format: XML


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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 an ".IMT backup" file and how is it created?

    An ".IMT backup" file is a backup file format used by the IncrediMail email client. IncrediMail is an email application for Windows that allows users to manage and customize their email messages with various multimedia features.

    The ".IMT backup" file contains a copy of the user's IncrediMail data, including emails, contacts, settings, and other related information. It is created as a backup to ensure that the user's data is safe and can be restored in case of data loss, system crashes, or when migrating to a new computer.

    To create an ".IMT backup" file in IncrediMail, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open the IncrediMail application on your computer.
    2. Go to the "File" menu at the top-left corner of the window.
    3. From the dropdown menu, select "Data and Settings Transfer Wizard" or "Backup and Restore" option (the exact name may vary based on the version of IncrediMail you are using).
    4. In the wizard or backup/restore window, choose the option to create a backup.
    5. Select the desired location where you want to save the backup file, and provide a name for the backup file (with the .IMT extension).
    6. Click on the "Next" or "Backup" button to start the backup process.
    7. Wait for the backup process to complete, and you will have an ".IMT backup" file containing your IncrediMail data.

    It is recommended to store the backup file in a secure location, such as an external hard drive, cloud storage, or a different computer, to ensure that it is protected and easily accessible when needed.

  • How can I restore a ".IMT backup" file to recover my data?

    To restore a ".IMT backup" file and recover your data, you can follow these steps:

    1. Ensure that you have the appropriate software or application that creates and reads ".IMT backup" files. This file format may be specific to a particular program, so make sure you have the corresponding software installed.
    2. Open the software or application that supports ".IMT backup" files. Look for an option or feature related to data restoration or file recovery.
    3. Locate the backup or restore function within the software. It may be found in the settings, preferences, or tools menu. If you're unsure, consult the software's documentation or help resources for guidance.
    4. Once you've found the backup or restore function, select it and browse for the ".IMT backup" file you want to restore. The file may have a specific extension, such as ".imt" or ".backup".
    5. Choose the specific data or files you wish to recover from the backup. Some software may allow you to select individual files or folders, while others may restore everything in the backup.
    6. Start the restoration process and wait for it to complete. Depending on the size of the backup and the speed of your computer, this may take some time.
    7. After the restoration is finished, check the software or application to ensure that your data has been successfully recovered. Verify that the restored files are accessible and intact.

    Note: If you're unable to find the appropriate software or application to restore the ".IMT backup" file, you may need to contact the software vendor or consult their support resources for assistance.

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

    There is no standard file format or extension called ".IMT backup," so it is difficult to determine the specific software or tools required to open and access its contents without more information. It is possible that the file is associated with a specific application or device that uses a proprietary backup format. In such cases, you would need to consult the documentation or support resources for that particular software or device to determine the appropriate software or tools to open and access the contents of the ".IMT backup" file.

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