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

OGA File Recovery

What is a .OGA file?

Audio container format that may use one of several encoding schemes, including Ogg FLAC, Ghost, and OggPCM; may also use Ogg Vorbis or Speex compression, although these codecs are not recommended by Xiph.Org due to some compatibility issues (the .OGG extension should be used instead for Ogg Vorbis and Speex).

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

There are several common causes of ".OGA" files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".OGA" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware of the device can lead to file corruption or loss. This can include issues with the operating system, hard drive failure, or software crashes.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect a computer and cause damage to files, including ".OGA" files. Viruses or malware can corrupt or delete files, making them inaccessible.
  4. Power outages or system crashes: Unexpected power outages or system crashes can interrupt file saving processes, leading to file corruption or loss.
  5. Improper file transfer: If ".OGA" files are not transferred correctly or interrupted during the process, they may become corrupted or lost.
  6. Formatting or partitioning errors: Mistakes made during the formatting or partitioning of a storage device can result in the loss of ".OGA" files.
  7. File system errors: Errors within the file system, such as file system corruption or bad sectors on the storage device, can cause ".OGA" files to become inaccessible or lost.
  8. Accidental overwriting: If a user accidentally saves new data with the same filename as an existing ".OGA" file, the original file may be overwritten and lost.
  9. Physical damage to storage media: Physical damage to the storage media, such as a hard drive or memory card, can lead to the loss of ".OGA" files.
  10. Human error: Mistakes made by the user, such as improper handling of files, accidental formatting, or accidental deletion, can result in the loss of ".OGA" files.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo ogg Vorbis Audio File image file file?

Programs that open ".OGA" files

File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player
Nullsoft Winamp Nullsoft Winamp
Media Player Classic Media Player Classic
JRiver Media Center JRiver Media Center
Zinf Zinf
Apple QuickTime Player with the XiphQT plugin Apple QuickTime Player with the XiphQT plugin
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player
MPlayer MPlayer
Apple QuickTime Player with the XiphQT plugin Apple QuickTime Player with the XiphQT plugin
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple QuickTime Player with the XiphQT plugin Apple QuickTime Player with the XiphQT plugin
Totem Totem

Additional Information

  • File type: Ogg Vorbis Audio File

  • File extension: .OGA

  • Developer: Xiph.Org

  • 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 file extension .OGA commonly associated with, and what does it represent?

    The file extension .OGA is commonly associated with audio files. It represents the Ogg Vorbis audio format. Ogg Vorbis is an open-source and patent-free audio compression format that provides high-quality audio while maintaining relatively small file sizes. The .OGA extension is used for audio files that are encoded in the Ogg Vorbis format.

  • How can I open a file with the .OGA extension on my computer?

    To open a file with the .OGA extension on your computer, you can follow these steps:

    1. Check if you have a suitable media player: The .OGA extension typically refers to an Ogg Vorbis audio file. Ensure that you have a media player capable of playing this format. Examples of such players include VLC Media Player, Foobar2000, and Winamp.
    2. Install a media player if necessary: If you don't have a suitable media player installed, you can download and install one from the internet. VLC Media Player is a popular and versatile option that supports a wide range of audio and video formats.
    3. Right-click on the .OGA file: Locate the .OGA file on your computer, right-click on it, and select "Open with" from the context menu.
    4. Choose a media player: From the list of available programs, select the media player you installed, or choose "Choose another app" if it's not listed.
    5. Select the media player: If you chose "Choose another app," a new window will open. Here, you can either browse for the media player's executable file or select it from the list of suggested programs.
    6. Open the file: Once you have selected the media player, click "OK" or "Open" to open the .OGA file with the chosen program. The media player should start playing the audio file.

    If you encounter any issues, ensure that the file is not corrupted or damaged. If necessary, try obtaining another copy of the file or converting it to a different audio format.

  • Are there any specific software programs or applications required to access and play .OGA files, and if so, which ones are recommended?

    To access and play .OGA files, you will need a media player that supports this file format. One recommended software program is VLC Media Player. It is a free and open-source multimedia player that can play various audio and video formats, including .OGA files. Other media players, such as Winamp and foobar2000, may also support .OGA files with the help of plugins or extensions.

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