.PEA 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 .PEA file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

PEA File Recovery

What is a .PEA file?

Compressed file archive created with PeaZip, an file archiving, encryption, and file splitting tool; supports deflate-based compression, multi-volume file spanning, AES256 in EAX mode for authenticated encryption; also uses a cryptographically strong hash to check file and volume integrity.

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

There can be several common causes for ".PEA" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PEA" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to various reasons such as sudden power outages, system crashes, or hardware issues. This can lead to ".PEA" files becoming inaccessible or lost.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage files, including ".PEA" files. Viruses and malware may corrupt or delete these files, making them unrecoverable.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with software applications or hardware components can cause ".PEA" files to become corrupted or lost. This could include issues with compression software or storage devices.
  5. Improper file transfer: If ".PEA" files are not transferred correctly, such as interrupted or incomplete transfers, they may become corrupted or lost.
  6. Operating system errors: Errors in the operating system can cause ".PEA" files to become inaccessible or lost. This can happen due to system updates, conflicts with other software, or system crashes.
  7. Human error: Users may accidentally overwrite or rename ".PEA" files, making them difficult to locate or retrieve.
  8. Disk formatting or partitioning: Formatting or partitioning a storage device can erase all data, including ".PEA" files, if not done correctly or accidentally.
  9. Physical damage to storage devices: Physical damage to hard drives, SSDs, or other storage devices can lead to data loss, including ".PEA" files.
  10. Encryption or password issues: If ".PEA" files are encrypted or password-protected, forgetting the password or encountering encryption errors can result in data loss or inaccessibility.

It is important to regularly back up ".PEA" files and maintain a reliable data recovery solution to mitigate the risk of file loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo pEA File Archive image file file?

Programs that open ".PEA" files

PeaZip PeaZip
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Additional Information

  • File type: PEA File Archive

  • File extension: .PEA

  • Developer: PeaZip

  • Category: Compressed Files

  • Format: Binary

  • HEX: EA 01, EA 02

  • ASCII: к


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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 .PEA file extension and what type of file does it represent?

    The .PEA file extension represents a file format used by the PeaZip file archiver software. PEA stands for "Pack, Encrypt, Authenticate" and refers to the capabilities of the software. A .PEA file is an archive file that can contain one or multiple files and folders, compressed and optionally encrypted using various algorithms. It is commonly used for securely storing and transferring files, as it provides encryption and authentication features to protect the data.

  • How can I open a .PEA file on my computer?

    To open a .PEA file on your computer, you will need a file archiver or compression software that supports the PEA format. Here's how you can do it:

    1. Install a compatible file archiver: PEA files are associated with the "PEA" file format, which stands for "Pack and Encrypt Archive." You will need to install an archiver that supports this format. One such software is "PeaZip," which is available for free.
    2. Download and install PeaZip: Visit the official PeaZip website (https://www.peazip.org/) and download the appropriate version for your operating system. Install the software on your computer.
    3. Launch PeaZip: Once installed, open PeaZip from your computer's applications or programs menu.
    4. Open the .PEA file: In PeaZip, click on the "File" menu and select "Open." Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + O" to open the file.
    5. Locate and select the .PEA file: Navigate to the location where the .PEA file is saved on your computer. Select the file and click on the "Open" button.
    6. Extract the contents: After opening the .PEA file, you will see its contents listed within PeaZip. You can now extract the files by selecting them and clicking on the "Extract" button. Choose a destination folder where you want to extract the files and click "OK" or "Extract" to complete the process.

    By following these steps, you should be able to open and extract the contents of a .PEA file on your computer using PeaZip or any other compatible file archiver that supports the PEA format.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and access the contents of a .PEA file?

    Yes, to open and access the contents of a .PEA file, you need specific software or tools. .PEA (Pack Encrypt Authenticate) is an archive file format created by the PeaZip file archiver. To open and extract the contents of a .PEA file, you can use PeaZip itself, which is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

    Here are the steps to open a .PEA file using PeaZip:

    1. Download and install PeaZip from the official website (https://peazip.github.io/).
    2. Launch PeaZip on your computer.
    3. Click on the "Open" button in the toolbar or go to File > Open.
    4. Browse and select the .PEA file you want to open.
    5. Click on the "Extract" button in the toolbar or go to Extract > Extract All.
    6. Choose the destination folder where you want to extract the contents of the .PEA file.
    7. Click on the "OK" button to start the extraction process.
    8. Once the extraction is complete, you can access the contents of the .PEA file in the destination folder you selected.

    PeaZip also supports encryption and authentication features for .PEA files, allowing you to secure your archives with passwords and other security measures.

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