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

MPU File Recovery

What is a .MPU file?

Audio file saved in the MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) Layer 3 Audio Compressed audio format; contains sampled audio that may be compressed using different bit rates; may contain stereo, 16-bit, near-CD quality sound.

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

There are several common causes of ".MPU" files lost or failure, including:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".MPU" files while organizing or cleaning up their storage devices.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with software or hardware components, such as a corrupted file system, malfunctioning storage device, or software bugs, can lead to ".MPU" file loss or failure.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".MPU" files, rendering them inaccessible or causing data loss.
  4. Power outages or system crashes: Sudden power outages or system crashes during file transfer or storage operations can result in ".MPU" file corruption or loss.
  5. Formatting or partitioning errors: Incorrect formatting or partitioning of a storage device can lead to the loss of ".MPU" files stored on it.
  6. Physical damage: Physical damage to the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or damage to the memory card, can make ".MPU" files inaccessible or cause complete data loss.
  7. Human error: Human errors, such as improper handling of storage devices, accidental formatting, or improper ejection of removable media, can lead to ".MPU" file loss.
  8. File system errors: File system errors, such as file system corruption or bad sectors on the storage device, can result in ".MPU" file loss or failure.
  9. Incompatible software or file conversions: Using incompatible software or attempting to convert ".MPU" files to unsupported formats can lead to file corruption or loss.
  10. Intentional deletion: Deliberate deletion of ".MPU" files by a user or unauthorized access can result in permanent loss of data.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo mPEG Layer 3 Audio File image file file?

Programs that open ".MPU" files

Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
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Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
Other Mac <a href=music player"> Other Mac music player

Additional Information

  • File type: MPEG Layer 3 Audio File

  • File extension: .MPU

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Audio 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.

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 the purpose of a .MPU backup file?

    The purpose of a .MPU backup file is to store a backup copy of the firmware or software settings of a specific device or system. MPU stands for Microprocessor Unit, which refers to the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer or embedded system.

    The backup file allows users to restore the original firmware or software settings in case of system failure, corruption, or accidental changes. It serves as a safety net to ensure that critical configurations and data can be recovered and the system can be brought back to its previous state.

  • How can I create a .MPU backup file for my device?

    To create a .MPU backup file for your device, you can follow these general steps:

    1. Connect your device to a computer: Use a USB cable to connect your device to a computer. Ensure that the computer recognizes your device and establishes a connection.
    2. Install appropriate software: Depending on your device, you may need to install specific software or drivers on your computer. Check the manufacturer's website for any necessary software or drivers required for your device.
    3. Open the backup software: Launch the backup software on your computer. If your device came with proprietary backup software, open that. Otherwise, you can use third-party backup software like iTunes for iOS devices or Android Backup and Restore for Android devices.
    4. Select backup options: In the backup software, you will typically find options to select the type of data you want to backup. This may include contacts, messages, photos, videos, and other files. Choose the data you want to include in your backup.
    5. Choose backup location: Select the location on your computer where you want to save the backup file. Ensure that you have sufficient storage space available.
    6. Start the backup process: Click on the "Backup" or similar button to start the backup process. The software will then begin creating a backup of the selected data from your device and save it as a .MPU file or in a proprietary backup format.
    7. Wait for the backup to complete: The backup process may take some time depending on the amount of data being backed up. Ensure that your device remains connected to the computer until the backup process is complete.
    8. Verify the backup file: Once the backup process finishes, check the specified backup location on your computer to ensure that the .MPU backup file has been created successfully.

    Note: The specific steps and software required may vary depending on your device's operating system (e.g., iOS, Android, Windows, etc.) and manufacturer. It is recommended to refer to the user manual or support documentation provided by the device manufacturer for detailed instructions specific to your device.

  • Can a .MPU backup file be restored to a different device or system?

    No, a .MPU backup file cannot be directly restored to a different device or system. The .MPU file format is specific to certain applications or devices, and it may not be compatible with other systems. To restore the backup to a different device or system, you may need to convert the .MPU file to a compatible format or use a backup and restore method supported by the specific device or system you are trying to restore the data to.

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