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

SDP File Recovery

What is a .SDP file?

Informational file created with media broadcasting software; contains the format, timing, and authorship of the streamed media; may be created for live streaming media with a program like Sorenson Broadcaster or for prerecorded media using a program like PlaylistBroadcaster.

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

There are several common causes for ".SDP" (Session Description Protocol) file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".SDP" files while cleaning up their system or organizing files.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Malfunctioning software or hardware, such as a hard drive failure or system crash, can result in the loss or corruption of ".SDP" files.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".SDP" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be deleted.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as file system corruption or bad sectors on the storage device, can lead to ".SDP" file loss or failure.
  5. Incompatible software or applications: Using incompatible software or applications to open or modify ".SDP" files can cause them to become unreadable or corrupted.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as improper handling of ".SDP" files, accidental formatting of storage devices, or incorrect file manipulation, can result in file loss or failure.
  7. Power outages or improper system shutdown: Power outages or sudden system shutdowns while working with ".SDP" files can lead to data loss or file corruption.
  8. Network issues: Problems with the network connection, such as interruptions or disconnections during file transfer, can cause ".SDP" files to be lost or fail.

It is important to regularly back up ".SDP" files to prevent loss and to use reliable data recovery methods in case of accidental deletion or file failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo session Description Protocol File image file file?

Programs that open ".SDP" files

Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Macgo Mac Media Player Macgo Mac Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player

Additional Information

  • File type: Session Description Protocol File

  • File extension: .SDP

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Data Files

  • Format: N/A

  • Mime-type: text/plain

  • HEX: 23

  • ASCII: #

  • File types that use the extension .SDP:

    • Session Description Protocol File

    • StarOffice Presentation 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.

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

    The ".SDP backup" file is a backup file created by the software application called "SDP" (Session Description Protocol). SDP is a protocol used for describing multimedia sessions, such as voice and video conferences, in a network.

    The purpose of the ".SDP backup" file is to provide a backup of the session description information. This information includes details like the media types, codecs, network addresses, and other parameters required for establishing and maintaining the session.

    The creation of a ".SDP backup" file depends on the specific implementation of the SDP software. Generally, the software may have a built-in backup feature that allows users to save a copy of the session description information as a backup file. Alternatively, the backup file can be created manually by copying the session description information and saving it in a separate file with the ".SDP backup" extension.

  • How can I restore a ".SDP backup" file to recover lost or corrupted data?

    To restore a ".SDP backup" file and recover lost or corrupted data, you can follow these general steps:

    1. Identify the backup software: ".SDP" is not a common backup file format, so you need to determine the backup software that created it. Research the software or check any documentation you have to find out its name.
    2. Install the backup software: If you don't have the backup software installed, download and install it on your computer. Make sure you are using the same or a compatible version as the one used to create the backup file.
    3. Launch the backup software: Open the backup software and navigate to the restore or recovery section. This is where you will be able to restore the backup file.
    4. Locate the backup file: Browse through the backup software's interface to find the option to locate or import the backup file. Provide the path to the ".SDP backup" file you want to restore.
    5. Choose the restore location: Select the destination where you want to restore the data from the backup file. It is recommended to restore to a different location than the original to avoid overwriting any existing data.
    6. Start the restore process: Once you have selected the restore location, initiate the restore process. The software will begin extracting the data from the backup file and restoring it to the specified location.
    7. Verify the restored data: After the restore process completes, check the restored data to ensure it is intact and usable. Open files, view folders, or test the recovered data to confirm its integrity.

    Note: The above steps are a general guideline, and the actual process may vary depending on the specific backup software you are using. It is always recommended to refer to the software's documentation or contact their support for precise instructions.

  • Are there any specific software or tools that are recommended for managing and working with ".SDP backup" files?

    There are several software and tools that can be used to manage and work with ".SDP backup" files. Some popular options include:

    1. Cisco SDM (Security Device Manager): This is a web-based management tool provided by Cisco for configuring and managing Cisco routers. It can be used to work with ".SDP backup" files.
    2. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager: This tool allows you to automate network configuration backups, including ".SDP backup" files. It provides features for managing and restoring backups.
    3. Kiwi CatTools: Kiwi CatTools is a network automation tool that can be used to manage and backup network device configurations, including ".SDP backup" files.
    4. ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager: This tool provides network configuration management capabilities, including backup and restore functions for ".SDP backup" files.
    5. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) Clients: TFTP clients like SolarWinds TFTP Server or TFTPD32 can be used to transfer ".SDP backup" files to and from network devices.

    It's important to note that ".SDP backup" files are typically associated with Cisco devices, so tools that are specifically designed for managing Cisco configurations may be more suitable. However, any tool that supports network configuration management and backup can be used to work with ".SDP backup" files.

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