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


What is a .MSRCINCIDENT file?

XML file used by Windows Remote Assistance, a program that allows remote users to control your computer; contains connection information and login privileges; used for inviting experts to help troubleshoot computer problems.

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

There can be several common causes of ".MSRCINCIDENT" files being lost or failing, including:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".MSRCINCIDENT" files while organizing or cleaning up their system, leading to their loss.
  2. System crashes: Sudden system crashes, power outages, or hardware failures can interrupt the saving or accessing process of ".MSRCINCIDENT" files, resulting in their failure or corruption.
  3. Software issues: Problems with the software used to create or open ".MSRCINCIDENT" files can lead to their failure. This can include bugs, compatibility issues, or software conflicts.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: If a computer gets infected with viruses or malware, it can corrupt or delete ".MSRCINCIDENT" files, making them inaccessible or causing failures.
  5. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or bad sectors on the storage device, can lead to data loss or file failures, including ".MSRCINCIDENT" files.
  6. Improper shutdown: Forcefully shutting down the computer without properly closing the software or saving the files can cause data loss or file corruption, including ".MSRCINCIDENT" files.
  7. Storage device issues: Problems with the storage device where the ".MSRCINCIDENT" files are stored, such as physical damage, logical errors, or formatting issues, can result in file loss or failure.
  8. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting of the storage device, improper handling of files, or incorrect file manipulation, can lead to ".MSRCINCIDENT" file loss or failure.

It is important to regularly backup important files, including ".MSRCINCIDENT" files, to minimize the risk of data loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo windows Remote Assistance Invitation File image file file?

Programs that open ".MSRCINCIDENT" files

Microsoft Windows Remote Assistance Microsoft Windows Remote Assistance

Additional Information

  • File type: Windows Remote Assistance Invitation File

  • File extension: .MSRCINCIDENT

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Misc 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.

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 the ".MSRCINCIDENT backup" file?

    The ".MSRCINCIDENT backup" file is created by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) during the investigation and handling of a security incident or vulnerability. It serves as a backup file that contains relevant data, logs, and information related to the incident. This backup file is crucial for preserving evidence, analyzing the incident, and potentially sharing it with other security experts or law enforcement agencies for further investigation.

  • How can I create a backup of the ".MSRCINCIDENT" file?

    To create a backup of the ".MSRCINCIDENT" file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Locate the ".MSRCINCIDENT" file: The file is typically found in the following directory: "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftMicrosoft Security Response CenterInbox".
    2. Right-click on the ".MSRCINCIDENT" file and select "Copy" from the context menu. Alternatively, you can press "Ctrl + C" on your keyboard.
    3. Navigate to the desired backup location on your computer, such as an external hard drive, a different folder, or a cloud storage service.
    4. Right-click on the backup location and select "Paste" from the context menu. Alternatively, you can press "Ctrl + V" on your keyboard.

    This will create a copy of the ".MSRCINCIDENT" file in the backup location, effectively backing it up. Remember to periodically update this backup to ensure you have the latest version of the file.

  • Is it possible to restore data from a ".MSRCINCIDENT backup" file? If so, how?

    A ".MSRCINCIDENT backup" file is typically associated with Microsoft's Security Response Center (MSRC) incident response process. These files are generated during the investigation of security incidents and may contain various types of data related to the incident, such as logs, memory dumps, and other artifacts.

    To restore data from a ".MSRCINCIDENT backup" file, you would typically follow these steps:

    1. Identify the purpose and content of the backup file: Determine what specific data or artifacts you are looking to restore from the backup. This could include log files, memory dumps, registry hives, or other relevant information.
    2. Install the necessary tools: Depending on the type of data contained within the backup file, you may need specific tools or software to extract and analyze it. For example, if the backup contains memory dumps, you might need a memory analysis tool like Volatility.
    3. Extract the data from the backup file: Use the appropriate tools or software to extract the desired data from the ".MSRCINCIDENT backup" file. This process may vary depending on the format and structure of the backup file.
    4. Analyze and interpret the restored data: Once you have extracted the data, you can analyze it to gain insights into the security incident. This could involve examining log files for signs of compromise, analyzing memory dumps for malware or attacker activity, or reviewing other relevant artifacts.

    It's important to note that ".MSRCINCIDENT backup" files are not commonly encountered outside of Microsoft's incident response process. If you have obtained such a file from an external source, ensure its authenticity and legality before attempting to restore or analyze its contents.

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