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

ORIG File Recovery

What is a .ORIG file?

An ORIG file is a file that may have been created by various programs. It stores a backup copy of a file, which has been renamed with the .orig

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

There are several common causes for ".ORIG" files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".ORIG" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware that stores the ".ORIG" files can lead to their loss or failure. This can include system crashes, power outages, or software bugs.
  3. File system corruption: Corruption in the file system, which can occur due to various reasons such as improper shutdowns or malware infections, can result in the loss or corruption of ".ORIG" files.
  4. Human error: Users may mistakenly overwrite or rename the ".ORIG" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be lost.
  5. Storage media failure: Physical damage to the storage media, such as hard drives or flash drives, can result in the loss of ".ORIG" files.
  6. Virus or malware attacks: Viruses or malware can infect and corrupt files on a computer, including ".ORIG" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  7. Software upgrades or updates: Sometimes, during software upgrades or updates, files may be accidentally deleted or become incompatible with the new version, resulting in the loss or failure of ".ORIG" files.

To minimize the risk of losing ".ORIG" files, it is important to regularly back up the files to an external storage device or cloud storage, maintain a reliable antivirus software, and be cautious while handling and managing files.

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

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

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

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Programs that open ".ORIG" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Original File

  • File extension: .ORIG

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Backup Files

  • Format: Text and 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 the ".ORIG backup" command in assembly language programming?

    The ".ORIG backup" command in assembly language programming is used to specify the starting address of a program.

    In assembly language, the program is stored in memory, and the ".ORIG" directive is used to indicate the memory address where the program should be loaded.

    The "backup" in ".ORIG backup" refers to a backup of the original starting address. This command is often used in debugging or testing scenarios where the original starting address needs to be preserved. By specifying a backup starting address, the program can be loaded at a different memory location, allowing for testing or debugging without modifying the original program.

  • How does the ".ORIG backup" command work to create a backup of the current program state?

    The ".ORIG backup" command does not exist in any known assembly language or programming language. It seems to be a fictional command or a command specific to a particular software or system that is not widely known.

    In general, to create a backup of a program state, you would need to manually save the relevant data or variables to another location, such as a file or a separate memory region. This process typically involves copying the values of variables, registers, or memory locations to a backup location before any modifications are made to the program state.

    Without more context or information about the specific software or system you are referring to, it is not possible to provide a more detailed explanation.

  • Are there any limitations or considerations to keep in mind when using the ".ORIG backup" command for creating backups?

    Yes, there are some limitations and considerations to keep in mind when using the ".ORIG backup" command for creating backups:

    1. File size: The backup file created using the ".ORIG backup" command will have the same size as the original file. So, if the original file is large, the backup file will also be large, which may consume a significant amount of storage space.
    2. Overwriting: If you already have a backup file with the same name, using the ".ORIG backup" command will overwrite the existing backup file. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you have a backup of the existing backup file if needed.
    3. File permissions: The ".ORIG backup" command will create a backup file with the same permissions as the original file. This means that if the original file has restricted permissions, the backup file will also have the same restrictions.
    4. File consistency: The ".ORIG backup" command creates a backup file at a specific point in time. If changes are made to the original file after the backup is created, those changes will not be reflected in the backup file. Therefore, it is important to regularly create new backups to ensure file consistency.
    5. Limited to local file system: The ".ORIG backup" command is typically used for creating backups of files on the local file system. It may not work with files stored on remote servers or cloud storage platforms.
    6. Backup frequency: The ".ORIG backup" command does not automate the backup process. It requires manual execution each time you want to create a backup. Therefore, it is essential to establish a backup schedule and adhere to it to ensure regular and up-to-date backups.
    7. Restoration process: While the ".ORIG backup" command helps in creating backups, it does not provide an automated restoration process. If you need to restore a file from a backup, you will need to manually copy the backup file back to its original location.

    It is always recommended to have a comprehensive backup strategy that includes multiple backup copies, offsite backups, and regular testing to ensure the backups are functional and reliable.

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