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

OTG File Recovery

What is a .OTG file?

Drawing template created using the OASIS OpenDocument standard; contains the default layout and drawing information for a vector graphic; stored in a file package using XML formatting.

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

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

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".OTG" files while organizing or cleaning up their files.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or system crashes, can lead to ".OTG" file loss or corruption.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".OTG" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware used to create, edit, or open ".OTG" files can result in data loss or file corruption.
  5. Power failures: Unexpected power outages or improper system shutdowns can cause ".OTG" files to become corrupted or lost.
  6. Formatting or partitioning errors: Incorrectly formatting a storage device or partitioning it can lead to the loss of ".OTG" files stored on it.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting, improper handling of storage devices, or overwriting files, can result in ".OTG" file loss.
  8. Physical damage: Physical damage to storage devices, such as hard drives or USB drives, can render ".OTG" files inaccessible or irretrievable.
  9. Synchronization errors: Issues during file synchronization processes, such as interrupted transfers or conflicts between different versions of ".OTG" files, can cause data loss.
  10. Software updates or upgrades: Incompatibilities between different software versions or errors during software updates or upgrades can lead to ".OTG" file failure or loss.

It is important to regularly back up ".OTG" files to prevent data loss and use reliable data recovery software or services in case of file loss or corruption.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo openDocument Graphic Template image file file?

Programs that open ".OTG" files

Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice LibreOffice
Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice
LibreOffice LibreOffice
Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice LibreOffice

Additional Information

  • File type: OpenDocument Graphic Template

  • File extension: .OTG

  • Developer: OASIS

  • Category: Vector Image 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 a .OTG backup file and how does it differ from other backup file formats?

    A .OTG backup file is a file format used for backing up data in certain applications, such as OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice. It stands for "OpenDocument Graphics Template."

    The .OTG format is specifically designed for backing up templates or documents that contain graphical elements, such as drawings, diagrams, or charts. It is based on the OpenDocument Format (ODF), an open standard for storing and exchanging office documents.

    Compared to other backup file formats, such as .ZIP or .BAK, .OTG files are more application-specific and focused on preserving the graphical aspects of the document or template. They may include additional metadata and formatting information specific to the application they are associated with.

    While .OTG files can be used for backup purposes, they are primarily intended for storing and exchanging templates or documents that require graphical fidelity. Other backup file formats, on the other hand, are more generic and can be used to store a wide range of file types and data.

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

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

    1. Connect a USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable to your Android device.
    2. Connect a USB flash drive or an external hard drive to the OTG cable.
    3. On your Android device, go to the Google Play Store and download a file manager app that supports OTG functionality. Some popular options include ES File Explorer, Solid Explorer, or Total Commander.
    4. Open the file manager app and navigate to the files or data you want to back up.
    5. Long-press on the files or folders you want to include in the backup. You can select multiple files or folders by tapping on them.
    6. Once you've selected all the desired files, tap on the "Copy" or "Move" option in the file manager app.
    7. Navigate to the external USB storage device connected via OTG and paste the files there. This will create a backup of the selected files on the external storage.
    8. Wait for the copying or moving process to complete. This might take some time depending on the size of the files.
    9. Once the backup process is finished, safely disconnect the USB storage device from the Android device.
    10. The backup is now stored as a .OTG file on the USB storage device, and you can keep it as a backup or transfer it to another device for safekeeping.

    Note: Make sure your Android device supports OTG functionality, and the file manager app you choose has the necessary permissions to access external storage.

  • Are .OTG backup files compatible with other operating systems or are they specific to Android devices only?

    The correct file extension for backup files on Android devices is .AB (Android Backup). These backup files are specific to Android devices and are not compatible with other operating systems.

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