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

PRT File Recovery

What is a .PRT file?

A PRT file is a part file created by PTC Creo Parametric, a CAD program part of the Creo suite that is used to design manufactured parts and assembly processes. It contains part information, including a 3D model and part structure. PRT files can be combined with other parts into an assembly file (.ASM file).

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

There can be several common causes for ".PRT" file loss or failure. Some of them include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PRT" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer systems.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the operating system, software crashes, or hardware failures can lead to file corruption or loss.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PRT" files, making them inaccessible or corrupt.
  4. Power outages: Abrupt power outages or system shutdowns can interrupt the saving or loading process of ".PRT" files, leading to data loss or corruption.
  5. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or bad sectors, can result in the loss or corruption of ".PRT" files.
  6. Incompatible software: Using incompatible or outdated software to open ".PRT" files can cause errors or failure to open the files.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as improper handling, accidental formatting, or overwriting files, can result in the loss of ".PRT" files.
  8. Storage media issues: Problems with storage devices like hard drives, USB drives, or memory cards, such as physical damage or logical errors, can lead to file loss or failure.

It is important to regularly back up important ".PRT" files to prevent permanent loss and to use reliable data recovery tools or services in case of accidental deletion or file corruption.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo creo Parametric Part File image file file?

Programs that open ".PRT" files

PTC Creo PTC Creo
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans
Autodesk Fusion 360 Autodesk Fusion 360
Adobe Acrobat DC Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat DC Adobe Acrobat DC
PTC Creo PTC Creo

Additional Information

  • File type: Creo Parametric Part File

  • File extension: .PRT

  • Developer: PTC

  • Category: CAD Files

  • Format: Binary

  • Mime-type: application/unigraphics

  • HEX: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00

  • ASCII: РП.а...б

  • File types that use the extension .PRT:

    • Creo Parametric Part File

    • CADKEY Part File

    • Presentations Template

    • Unigraphics Part File

    • Solid Edge Part File

    • Printer Driver File

    • Printer Output File

    • Crypt Edit Protected Text Format File

    • Valve Source Portal File


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Comments (2)

  • Hetman Software: Data Recovery
    Hetman Software: Data Recovery 18.12.2019 12:20 #
    Leave a comment if you have any questions about Recovering lost .PRT files after deleting, cleaning or formatting!
  • Stephen R Speer
    Stephen R Speer 16.11.2021 19:44 #
    purchased your software to recover a mistakenly deleted creo prt file. Software recovered one older file (11-10-2021), but not the one deleted yesterday (11-15-2021. Any suggestions.
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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

  • How can I create a .PRT backup file for my project?

    To create a .PRT backup file for your project, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open the project in the software/application you are using.
    2. Go to the "File" menu or the equivalent option for your software.
    3. Look for an option like "Save As" or "Export".
    4. In the save/export dialog box, choose a location on your computer where you want to save the backup file.
    5. In the "File Name" field, enter a name for your backup file. Make sure to use the .PRT file extension.
    6. Click on the "Save" or "Export" button to create the backup file.

    Note: The specific steps may vary depending on the software/application you are using. Make sure to refer to the software's documentation or help resources for more detailed instructions.

  • What is the purpose of a .PRT backup file and how can it be used?

    A .PRT backup file is a file format used by various software applications to store backups or copies of important data. The purpose of creating a .PRT backup file is to have a safeguard against data loss or corruption.

    These backup files can be used in several ways:

    1. Data Recovery: If the original data is lost, damaged, or accidentally deleted, the .PRT backup file can be used to restore the data to its previous state.
    2. Version Control: .PRT backup files can be used to maintain different versions of a file. This is particularly useful when working on projects where multiple revisions or iterations need to be saved.
    3. Transfer or Sharing: Backup files can be used to transfer data between systems or share it with others. By providing a .PRT backup file, users can ensure that the recipient has access to the same data without any loss or changes.
    4. Disaster Recovery: In case of system failures, crashes, or other unforeseen events, .PRT backup files can be used to restore the data and quickly resume operations.

    To use a .PRT backup file, you typically need to open the software application that created it and use the file import or restore function. The specific steps may vary depending on the software, but generally, you'll need to locate the backup file and follow the instructions provided by the software to restore the data.

  • Is it possible to restore a project from a .PRT backup file and if so, how can it be done?

    Yes, it is possible to restore a project from a .PRT backup file. The exact process may vary depending on the software or application you are using. However, here are some general steps to restore a project from a .PRT backup file:

    1. Open the software or application that you used to create the project.
    2. Look for a "Restore" or "Import" option in the software's menu or toolbar. It may be located in the "File" or "Project" menu.
    3. Select the "Restore" or "Import" option and browse for the .PRT backup file on your computer.
    4. Once you locate the .PRT backup file, select it and click on the "Open" or "Restore" button.
    5. The software will then begin the process of restoring the project from the backup file. It may take some time depending on the size of the project and the speed of your computer.
    6. Once the restoration process is complete, you should be able to access and work on the project as before.

    Note: It is important to ensure that you have the necessary software or application installed on your computer to open and restore the .PRT backup file. If you are unsure about the specific steps or software requirements, you may refer to the software's documentation or contact the software's support team for further assistance.

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