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

PIE File Recovery

What is a .PIE file?

Script that allows a hardware controller to work with GlovePIE (Glove Programmable Input Emulator); maps hardware functions, such as movements and button actions, to software commands; allows non-PC input devices (not just gloves) to be used with a Windows computer.

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

There can be several common causes for ".PIE" (Portable Executable) files being lost or failing. Some of these causes include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PIE" files while cleaning up their system or organizing files, leading to their loss.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the operating system, software conflicts, or hardware failures can corrupt or delete ".PIE" files, resulting in failure.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PIE" files, making them inaccessible or causing failure.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or bad sectors, can lead to the loss or failure of ".PIE" files.
  5. Improper shutdown: If a computer is not shut down properly, it can cause data loss or corruption, including ".PIE" files.
  6. Software bugs or glitches: Sometimes, software bugs or glitches can cause ".PIE" files to become corrupted or fail to function properly.
  7. Incompatible software or updates: Using incompatible software or installing updates that are not compatible with ".PIE" files can lead to their failure or loss.
  8. Human error: Human error, such as mistakenly formatting a drive or performing incorrect actions, can also result in the loss or failure of ".PIE" files.

It is important to regularly backup ".PIE" files and take necessary precautions to prevent data loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo glovePIE Controller Script image file file?

Programs that open ".PIE" files

HEX Editor HEX Editor

Additional Information

  • File type: GlovePIE Controller Script

  • File extension: .PIE

  • Developer: Carl Kenner

  • Category: Settings Files

  • Format: N/A


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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.

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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 ".PIE backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".PIE backup" file is a backup file created by the software program called "Picture Information Extractor" (PIE). PIE is an image viewer and organizer that allows users to view, manage, and edit their digital photos.

    When creating a backup, PIE generates a ".PIE backup" file that contains all the necessary information and data related to the images being backed up. This includes metadata, such as EXIF data (camera settings, date and time, etc.), IPTC data (captions, keywords, etc.), and other image-specific information.

    To create a ".PIE backup" file, you would typically use the backup feature within the PIE software. This feature allows you to select the specific images or folders you want to back up and choose a destination folder where the backup file will be saved. PIE will then create the backup file, preserving all the necessary information for future use or restoration if needed.

  • How can I restore or open a ".PIE backup" file on my computer?

    To restore or open a ".PIE backup" file on your computer, you can follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software associated with the ".PIE backup" file: Determine which software or application was used to create the backup file. ".PIE" is not a common file extension, so it may be specific to a particular program.
    2. Install the required software: If you don't have the necessary software installed, you need to download and install it on your computer. Check the website of the software developer or search for the appropriate software online.
    3. Open the software: Launch the software that is associated with the ".PIE backup" file.
    4. Locate the backup file: Use the software's file browser or import function to locate and select the ".PIE backup" file you want to restore or open. This may involve navigating to the specific folder or location where the backup file is stored.
    5. Restore or open the file: Depending on the software, there may be different options available to restore or open the backup file. Look for options like "Restore," "Import," or "Open" within the software's interface. Follow the on-screen prompts or instructions to complete the process.

    Note: If you are unsure about the software associated with the ".PIE backup" file, you can try opening it with a text editor or a universal file viewer. However, this may not always work as backup files are often in a proprietary format specific to the software used to create them.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to work with ".PIE backup" files?

    There is no specific software or tool required to work with ".PIE backup" files as it is not a common file format. It is possible that ".PIE backup" files are associated with a specific application or software that creates them. In that case, you would need to use the corresponding software to open and work with these files. Without more information about the origin or purpose of the ".PIE backup" files, it is difficult to provide a more specific answer.

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