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

PZF File Recovery

What is a .PZF file?

A PZF file is a Prism project created by GraphPad Prism, an application used to create scientific graphs. It contains Prism project data such as analysis results and choices, graphs and layouts, tables, and notes.

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

There are several common causes for ".PZF" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".PZF" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the operating system, software conflicts, or hardware failures can lead to file corruption or loss.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PZF" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Power outages or system crashes: Unexpected power outages or system crashes during file saving or transfer can result in ".PZF" file corruption or loss.
  5. Improper file handling: Mishandling of files, such as forceful termination of applications or improper ejection of external storage devices, can lead to file system errors and loss of ".PZF" files.
  6. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as bad sectors on the storage device or file system corruption, can cause ".PZF" files to become unreadable or disappear.
  7. Incompatible software or file format: If the software used to open ".PZF" files becomes outdated or incompatible, it may fail to recognize or open the files properly.
  8. Human error: Accidental overwriting, formatting, or modification of ".PZF" files can result in their loss or failure.

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

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo graphPad Prism Project image file file?

Programs that open ".PZF" files

GraphPad Prism GraphPad Prism
GraphPad Prism GraphPad Prism
GraphPad Prism Viewer GraphPad Prism Viewer

Additional Information

  • File type: GraphPad Prism Project

  • File extension: .PZF

  • Developer: GraphPad Software

  • Category: Page Layout Files

  • Format: Binary


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

    A ".PZF backup" file is a file format used by the software program called PowerZip, which is a file compression and archiving utility.

    .PZF backup files are created by PowerZip when you choose to back up certain files or folders. These files contain compressed and archived versions of the selected files or folders, making it easier to store and transfer them. The compression helps reduce the file size, while archiving combines multiple files into a single file for convenience.

    To create a .PZF backup file, you would typically open PowerZip, select the files or folders you want to back up, and then choose the option to create a backup. PowerZip will compress and archive the selected items, creating a .PZF file that contains the backup.

  • How can I restore a ".PZF backup" file to its original format?

    To restore a ".PZF backup" file to its original format, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Determine the software or application that created the ".PZF backup" file. This information is crucial as different software may have different methods of restoring backup files.
    2. Install or open the software that created the backup file. Ensure that you have the latest version installed to avoid compatibility issues.
    3. Look for the restore or import option within the software. This option may be located under the "File" or "Backup/Restore" menu.
    4. Click on the restore or import option and browse for the ".PZF backup" file on your computer. Select the file and click "Open" or "Restore."
    5. Follow any prompts or instructions provided by the software to complete the restoration process. These instructions may vary depending on the software you are using.
    6. Once the restoration process is complete, the ".PZF backup" file should be restored to its original format, and you should be able to access its contents.

    If you are unsure about the software that created the backup file, you can try opening the file with different applications that support backup file formats. Some common programs used for backup and restore purposes include Microsoft Excel, Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or specific software provided by the manufacturer of the device or application for which the backup was created.

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

    The ".PZF backup" file extension does not appear to be associated with any specific software or tool. It is possible that this file type is specific to a particular program or system that uses its own backup format. To determine the software or tool required to open and access the contents of a ".PZF backup" file, you would need to identify the program or system that created it and consult its documentation or support resources.

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