.P4D 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 .P4D file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

P4D File Recovery

What is a .P4D file?

A P4D file is a project created by Pix4Dmapper Pro, a photogammetry program used to convert images into 2D maps and 3D models. It contains images, coordinate systems, processing options, ground control points (GCPs), and other project information. P4D files are stored in XML format.

What Are Common Causes of ".P4D" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes of ".P4D" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".P4D" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer system.
  2. File system corruption: If the file system on the storage device where the ".P4D" files are stored gets corrupted, it can lead to the loss or failure of these files.
  3. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect the system and corrupt or delete the ".P4D" files, resulting in their loss or failure.
  4. Hardware failure: Issues with the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or bad sectors, can cause the ".P4D" files to become inaccessible or get lost.
  5. Software conflicts or errors: Errors or conflicts within the software used to create or open ".P4D" files can lead to their loss or failure.
  6. Power outage or improper system shutdown: Abrupt power loss or improper system shutdown while working with ".P4D" files can cause data corruption and result in their loss or failure.
  7. File transfer errors: Errors occurring during the transfer of ".P4D" files, such as interrupted downloads or incomplete transfers, can lead to their loss or failure.
  8. Human error: Accidental formatting of the storage device, improper handling of files, or mistakenly overwriting the ".P4D" files can cause their loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly backup important files, including ".P4D" files, to minimize the risk of data loss.

How to recover lost ".P4D" 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 ".P4D" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".P4D" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".P4D" 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 ".P4D" 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 ".P4D" 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 ".P4D" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo pix4D Project image file file?

Programs that open ".P4D" files

Pix4Dmapper Pro Pix4Dmapper Pro

Additional Information

  • File type: Pix4D Project

  • File extension: .P4D

  • Developer: Pix4D

  • Category: 3D Image 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 ".P4D Recovery" file format?

    The ".P4D Recovery" file format is not a widely recognized or standard file format. It is possible that this file format is specific to a particular software or application. Without more context or information about the software or application that uses this file format, it is difficult to determine the exact purpose of the ".P4D Recovery" file format. It is recommended to refer to the documentation or support resources of the software or application in question to understand the purpose and usage of this file format.

  • How can I open and access a ".P4D Recovery" file?

    A ".P4D Recovery" file is associated with the Perforce version control system. To open and access a ".P4D Recovery" file, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Install Perforce: If you don't have Perforce installed on your computer, you need to download and install it. Go to the Perforce website (www.perforce.com) and download the appropriate version for your operating system.
    2. Launch Perforce Server: Once Perforce is installed, launch the Perforce Server application. This will start the Perforce server on your computer.
    3. Connect to the Server: Open the Perforce client application (P4V) and connect to the Perforce server. Enter the server address, username, and password to establish a connection.
    4. Create a Workspace: In the Perforce client application, create a new workspace. A workspace is a local directory where you will store and access the files from the server.
    5. Open the ".P4D Recovery" file: In the Perforce client application, go to the workspace directory and locate the ".P4D Recovery" file. Double-click on the file to open it.
    6. Access the File Contents: Once the ".P4D Recovery" file is opened, you can access its contents. The file may contain data related to the recovery of a Perforce server.

    Note: ".P4D Recovery" files are typically used for disaster recovery purposes in case of server failure or data corruption. They are not meant to be directly accessed or manipulated by users. It is recommended to consult Perforce documentation or seek assistance from Perforce support if you are unsure about the specific use case or requirements related to the ".P4D Recovery" file.

  • Are there any specific software or tools available to assist in the recovery process of ".P4D Recovery" files?

    There is no specific software or tool available for ".P4D Recovery" files as ".P4D" is not a common file format or extension. It is possible that the file you are referring to is a custom file format specific to a certain application or system. In such cases, you would need to contact the developer of the application or system to inquire about recovery options or tools they may have.

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