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

MBZ File Recovery

What is a .MBZ file?

An MBZ file contains a backup learning course created by Moodle, an open source learning platform used by many schools and universities. It contains the contents of a course, which includes the structure and settings, Zip-compressed in an archive. MBZ files are typically used by teachers for preserving courses.

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

There are several common causes of ".MBZ" files loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".MBZ" files while cleaning up their computer or storage devices.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware used to create, open, or save ".MBZ" files can lead to their loss or failure. This can include software crashes, power outages, or hardware malfunctions.
  3. File corruption: ".MBZ" files can become corrupted due to various reasons, such as improper saving, transfer errors, or malware infections. Corrupted files may fail to open or become inaccessible.
  4. Storage media failure: If the storage device where ".MBZ" files are saved (such as a hard drive, USB drive, or cloud storage) fails, it can result in data loss, including ".MBZ" files.
  5. Formatting or partitioning errors: Formatting or partitioning a storage device improperly can lead to the loss of ".MBZ" files stored on it.
  6. Human error: Human mistakes, such as accidentally formatting the wrong drive or overwriting files, can cause ".MBZ" files to be lost.
  7. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".MBZ" files, making them unusable or causing their loss.
  8. Synchronization or backup failures: If the synchronization or backup process of ".MBZ" files fails, it can result in their loss or failure to be restored.

It is important to regularly back up ".MBZ" files and take necessary precautions to prevent data loss, such as using reliable storage devices, maintaining up-to-date antivirus software, and being cautious while handling files.

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

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

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

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Programs that open ".MBZ" files

Moodle Moodle

Additional Information

  • File type: Moodle Backup FIle

  • File extension: .MBZ

  • Developer: Moodle

  • Category: Compressed Files

  • Format: Zip


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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 .MBZ file format and what does it stand for?

    The .MBZ file format is associated with Moodle, an open-source learning management system (LMS). It stands for Moodle Backup Zip, as it is a compressed archive file that contains a backup of a Moodle course. This file format includes all the course content, such as course materials, activities, resources, user information, and settings. It allows users to easily backup, restore, or migrate Moodle courses between different Moodle installations.

  • How can I open a .MBZ file and what software do I need to do so?

    A .MBZ file is typically associated with Moodle, an open-source learning management system. To open a .MBZ file, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Install Moodle: Visit the official Moodle website (moodle.org) and download the latest version of the Moodle software. Follow the installation instructions provided to set up Moodle on your computer or server.
    2. Access Moodle: Once installed, open your preferred web browser and navigate to the Moodle website or the local server where you installed Moodle.
    3. Log in: Enter your Moodle administrator credentials to access the Moodle dashboard.
    4. Restore a course: In the Moodle dashboard, locate the "Site administration" section and click on it. Then, find the "Courses" category and click on "Restore." This will allow you to restore a course from a backup file.
    5. Upload the .MBZ file: On the "Restore" page, click on the "Choose a file" button or drag and drop the .MBZ file into the designated area. Select the .MBZ file you want to open and click on the "Upload this file" button.
    6. Restore the course: After the .MBZ file is uploaded, Moodle will process the file and present you with options to configure the course restoration. Review the settings and click on the "Restore" button to initiate the process.
    7. Access the restored course: Once the restoration process completes, you can access the restored course by navigating to the appropriate section in the Moodle dashboard.

    Remember that .MBZ files are backups of Moodle courses, so opening them requires a Moodle installation.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow when trying to access the content within a .MBZ file?

    Yes, there are specific steps to follow when trying to access the content within a .MBZ file. Here's a general guide:

    1. Rename the .MBZ file: Change the file extension from .MBZ to .ZIP. This will allow you to treat it as a regular compressed ZIP file.
    2. Extract the contents: Use any file compression software (e.g., WinRAR, 7-Zip, or the built-in file extractor on your operating system) to extract the contents of the .ZIP file.
    3. Explore the extracted files: Once extracted, you will find various files and folders. The structure may vary depending on the specific .MBZ file. Look for files with extensions like .html, .xml, .txt, .pdf, etc. These files likely contain the actual content you are looking for.
    4. Open and view the content: Depending on the file types you find, you can open them with the appropriate software. For example, .html files can be opened in a web browser, .pdf files in a PDF reader, and so on.

    Note: Keep in mind that .MBZ files are commonly associated with Moodle, a popular learning management system. If you are trying to access course content or backups from Moodle, you may need to import the .MBZ file into a Moodle instance to fully access and view the content.

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