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

PTT File Recovery

What is a .PTT file?

Session template created and used by Pro Tools, an audio editing and production program; contains session data, which may include audio and software instrument tracks; also includes session parameters such as Sample Rate and Bit Depth.

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

There can be several common causes for ".PTT" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PTT" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer systems.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or improper shutdowns, can lead to the corruption or loss of ".PTT" files.
  3. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware used to create or access ".PTT" files can result in their loss or failure. This includes issues with PowerPoint or other presentation software, as well as problems with storage devices or computer components.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PTT" files, making them inaccessible or corrupt.
  5. Power outages: Sudden power outages or fluctuations can interrupt the saving or opening process of ".PTT" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidentally overwriting or saving changes to the wrong file, can cause ".PTT" file loss or failure.
  7. Physical damage: Physical damage to storage devices, such as hard drives or USB flash drives, can render ".PTT" files inaccessible or corrupt.

It is always recommended to regularly back up important files, including ".PTT" files, to prevent data loss in case of any unforeseen events.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo pro Tools Session Template image file file?

Programs that open ".PTT" files

Avid Pro Tools Avid Pro Tools
Avid Pro Tools Avid Pro Tools

Additional Information

  • File type: Pro Tools Session Template

  • File extension: .PTT

  • Developer: Avid Technology

  • Category: Audio Files

  • Format: Binary

  • File types that use the extension .PTT:

    • Pro Tools Session Template

    • MapPoint Map Template


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

    A ".PTT backup" file is a backup file format used by the PTT (Push-to-Talk) application. PTT is a communication technology that allows users to instantly communicate with each other using their devices, similar to walkie-talkies.

    The ".PTT backup" file contains the backup of PTT data, including contacts, groups, settings, and other relevant information. It serves as a safeguard against data loss or to transfer the PTT data to another device.

    The process of creating a ".PTT backup" file may vary depending on the specific PTT application or device being used. However, generally, it involves accessing the PTT application's settings or options menu and selecting the backup or export feature. This action prompts the application to create a backup file containing the necessary data, which can then be saved to a specified location on the device or external storage.

    It is important to note that the exact steps for creating a ".PTT backup" file may differ based on the PTT application and the device's operating system. It is recommended to refer to the application's documentation or support resources for detailed instructions.

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

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

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".PTT backup" file. ".PTT" files are commonly associated with PowerPoint presentations, but it could be a different file format specific to a particular software.
    2. Open the software or application that created the backup file. Ensure that you have the latest version installed.
    3. Look for an option or menu within the software that allows you to restore or import data from a backup file. The location and wording of this option may vary depending on the software you are using.
    4. Select the restore or import option and navigate to the location where the ".PTT backup" file is saved on your computer.
    5. Choose the backup file and initiate the restore process. Follow any on-screen instructions provided by the software.
    6. Once the restore process is complete, check if your data has been successfully recovered. It should be available within the software or application, ready for use.

    If you are unable to restore the backup file using the software or application that created it, you may need to seek additional support from the software's official documentation, customer support, or online forums specific to that software.

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

    A ".PTT backup" file is typically associated with the PTT (Push-to-Talk) feature on certain mobile devices. To open and access the contents of a ".PTT backup" file, you would need software that is compatible with the PTT system used by your device.

    The specific software required depends on the device and its operating system. For example, if you have a device running on Android, you may need to use the official PTT app provided by the device manufacturer or a third-party app that supports PTT backups. Similarly, if you have an iOS device, you would need to use the appropriate PTT app available on the App Store.

    It is recommended to consult the documentation or support resources provided by the device manufacturer or the PTT app developer to determine the exact software required to open and access ".PTT backup" files.

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