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

PNT File Recovery

What is a .PNT file?

Project file created by Panther, a visual toolkit used to develop small interactive applications; stores all game information, including motion instructions, variables, logic, audio, and other assets; used for creating interactive games, animations, stories, music, and art.

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

There are several common causes of ".PNT" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: The most common cause is accidentally deleting the ".PNT" file either by emptying the recycle bin or using the "Shift + Delete" command.
  2. File system corruption: If the file system on the storage device gets corrupted, it can lead to ".PNT" file loss or failure. This can occur due to improper system shutdown, power outages, or hardware issues.
  3. Virus or malware attack: A virus or malware infection can corrupt or delete ".PNT" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with software applications or hardware components can cause ".PNT" file loss or failure. This includes issues like software crashes, incompatible software, or faulty hardware.
  5. Formatting or partitioning errors: If you accidentally format the storage device or partition where the ".PNT" files are stored, it will result in complete data loss.
  6. Physical damage: Physical damage to the storage device, such as a hard drive failure or damage to the memory card, can lead to ".PNT" file loss or failure.
  7. Human error: Human error, such as mistakenly moving or renaming the ".PNT" file, can result in its loss or failure.

It is important to regularly backup your ".PNT" files to avoid permanent loss in case of any of these common causes.

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

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

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

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

Programs that open ".PNT" files

Panther Panther

Additional Information

  • File type: Panther Project

  • File extension: .PNT

  • Developer: The Panther Team

  • Category: Developer Files

  • Format: Binary

  • File types that use the extension .PNT:

    • Panther Project

    • MacPaint File

    • Popnoggin Theme File


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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 the purpose of a ".PNT backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".PNT backup" file is a backup file created by the Microsoft Streets & Trips software. This software is used for mapping and route planning.

    The purpose of a ".PNT backup" file is to provide a backup of saved maps, routes, and other data within the Streets & Trips software. It ensures that in case of data loss or corruption, the user can restore their saved information.

    To create a ".PNT backup" file, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Open the Microsoft Streets & Trips software.
    2. Go to the "File" menu and select "Save As."
    3. Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the backup file.
    4. Enter a name for the backup file, ensuring it has the ".PNT" file extension.
    5. Click "Save" to create the backup file.

    Once created, the ".PNT backup" file can be used to restore the saved data in Microsoft Streets & Trips by opening the software and selecting the "Open" option to choose the backup file.

  • How can I restore a ".PNT backup" file to recover my data?

    To restore a ".PNT backup" file and recover your data, you can follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".PNT backup" file. ".PNT" is not a common backup file format, so it is essential to determine the specific software associated with it. This information can help you find the appropriate method to restore the backup.
    2. Install the software: If you don't have the software installed on your computer, you need to download and install it. Visit the official website of the software provider and follow the instructions for installation.
    3. Open the software: Launch the software application that created the ".PNT backup" file.
    4. Locate the restore or import option: Look for options like "Restore," "Import," or "Recover" within the software's interface. This may vary depending on the software you are using.
    5. Select the backup file: In the restore or import window, browse your computer's directories to find the ".PNT backup" file. Once located, select the file and click on "Open" or a similar option.
    6. Choose the restore location: The software will prompt you to select a location where you want to restore the data from the backup file. Select an appropriate location on your computer's storage.
    7. Start the restore process: Once you have selected the restore location, click on "Start," "Restore," or a similar option to initiate the restore process. The software will begin restoring the data from the ".PNT backup" file to the specified location.
    8. Wait for the restore to complete: The time required for the restore process depends on the size of the backup file and the speed of your computer. Be patient and let the process complete.
    9. Verify the restored data: After the restore process finishes, navigate to the location where you chose to restore the data. Verify that the restored data is complete and accurate.

    Note: If you are unable to identify the software associated with the ".PNT backup" file, try searching online for ".PNT backup file restore" along with any relevant details about the file. This might help you find specific instructions or software that can assist in restoring your data.

  • Are ".PNT backup" files compatible with all operating systems and devices?

    .PNT backup files are not compatible with all operating systems and devices. The compatibility of these files depends on the software or application that created them. If the software or application is available and compatible with a particular operating system or device, then the .PNT backup files can be used. However, if the software or application is not available or not compatible, then the .PNT backup files may not be usable on that particular system or device. It is always recommended to check the compatibility of the software or application before assuming compatibility with the .PNT backup files.

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