.PSC1 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 .PSC1 file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

PSC1 File Recovery

What is a .PSC1 file?

File created by Windows PowerShell, an advanced shell for Windows; contains properties and registered snap-ins (plug-ins) that are used by the current console; used for saving and loading specific shell settings.

What Are Common Causes of ".PSC1" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".PSC1" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PSC1" files while cleaning up their computer or organizing files.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the operating system, software conflicts, or hardware failures can lead to ".PSC1" file corruption or loss.
  3. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".PSC1" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be deleted.
  4. Power outages or system crashes: Sudden power outages or system crashes can interrupt the saving or accessing of ".PSC1" files, leading to data loss or corruption.
  5. File system errors: Errors within the file system can cause ".PSC1" files to become unreadable or inaccessible.
  6. Improper file transfer or storage: If ".PSC1" files are not transferred or stored correctly, they can become corrupted or lost.
  7. User error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidentally formatting a storage device or overwriting ".PSC1" files, can result in data loss.
  8. Incompatibility issues: Incompatibility between different software versions or platforms can cause ".PSC1" files to fail or become unreadable.

It is important to regularly back up ".PSC1" files to prevent loss and to use reliable data recovery software in case of accidental deletion or corruption.

How to recover lost ".PSC1" 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 ".PSC1" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".PSC1" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".PSC1" 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 ".PSC1" 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 ".PSC1" 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 ".PSC1" extension?

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Programs that open ".PSC1" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Windows PowerShell Console File

  • File extension: .PSC1

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Settings 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.

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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 ".PSC1 backup" file and how does it differ from other types of backups?

    The ".PSC1 backup" file is a backup file format used by PowerShell, a command-line shell and scripting language developed by Microsoft. The purpose of a ".PSC1 backup" file is to store the configuration settings and preferences for a PowerShell console.

    When you work with PowerShell, you can customize the console by changing various settings such as font size, colors, window size, execution policy, etc. These settings can be saved as a ".PSC1 backup" file, which allows you to easily restore your console settings or apply them to another PowerShell session.

    Compared to other types of backups, such as data backups or system backups, ".PSC1 backup" files are specific to PowerShell console settings and do not include any data or system files. They are focused solely on preserving the configuration and customization of the PowerShell console environment.

    It's important to note that ".PSC1 backup" files are not intended for backing up scripts, modules, or any other PowerShell code. They are designed to capture and restore the console settings to provide a consistent and personalized PowerShell experience.

  • What are the recommended methods or tools to create and restore a ".PSC1 backup" file?

    To create and restore a ".PSC1 backup" file, you can use the following methods and tools:

    PowerShell Console: The ".PSC1" file extension is associated with PowerShell Console files. You can use the PowerShell console to create a backup by exporting the console settings to a ".PSC1" file using the `Export-Console` cmdlet. To restore the backup, you can use the `Import-Console` cmdlet.



    # Create a backup

    Export-Console -FilePath "C:pathtobackup.psc1"

    # Restore the backup

    Import-Console -FilePath "C:pathtobackup.psc1"


    1. PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment): If you prefer using the PowerShell ISE, you can also create and restore ".PSC1" backups through the ISE. The steps are similar to the PowerShell console method mentioned above.
    2. PowerShell Profile: You can create a backup of your PowerShell profile (a script that runs when PowerShell starts) using the ".PSC1" file format. To create a backup, you need to copy the profile script file (usually named "Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1") to a safe location. To restore the backup, simply copy the backup file back to its original location.
    3. Third-party backup tools: You can also use third-party backup tools like Windows Backup and Restore, Acronis True Image, or any other backup software to create a backup of your ".PSC1" files. These tools allow you to schedule automatic backups and restore them when needed.

    Remember to regularly create backups of your ".PSC1" files to ensure you can restore them in case of any accidental changes or system failures.

  • Are there any limitations or considerations to keep in mind when using a ".PSC1 backup" file for data recovery or system restoration?

    Yes, there are several limitations and considerations to keep in mind when using a ".PSC1 backup" file for data recovery or system restoration:

    1. Compatibility: The ".PSC1 backup" file is specific to PowerShell console settings and may not contain all the necessary data for a complete system restoration. It is primarily used for backing up and restoring PowerShell console settings, not for full system recovery.
    2. Limited scope: The backup file only includes PowerShell console settings, such as aliases, functions, modules, and preferences. It does not include other system settings, user data, or applications.
    3. Dependency on PowerShell version: The backup file may not be compatible with different versions of PowerShell. It is important to ensure that the backup file is being restored on the same or compatible version of PowerShell to avoid any compatibility issues.
    4. User-specific settings: The backup file contains settings specific to the user who created it. If you are restoring the backup on a different user account or system, some settings may not apply or might cause conflicts.
    5. Restoring settings only: When using a ".PSC1 backup" file, it restores only the PowerShell console settings, not the actual data files or configurations associated with those settings. You may need to separately restore or configure other components of your system or applications.
    6. Backup file integrity: Ensure that the backup file is not corrupted or incomplete. If the backup file is damaged, it may not restore properly, leading to potential data loss or system instability.
    7. Additional backups: It is advisable to have multiple backups of critical data and system settings, including regular system-wide backups, to ensure comprehensive recovery options.

    Always exercise caution when restoring any backup file, and consider consulting with IT professionals or following official documentation for your specific system and data recovery needs.

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