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

SESX File Recovery

What is a .SESX file?

An SESX file contains a session created by Adobe Audition, an audio production application. It saves a multitrack audio project in an XML format but only includes references to the audio files. SESX files do not contain the audio data itself.

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

There are several common causes of ".SESX" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".SESX" files while organizing or cleaning up their project folders.
  2. File corruption: ".SESX" files can get corrupted due to various reasons such as power outages, system crashes, or improper shutdowns of the software.
  3. Software issues: Sometimes, software bugs or glitches can cause ".SESX" files to become inaccessible or fail to open.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: If a computer is infected with viruses or malware, they can corrupt or delete ".SESX" files.
  5. Storage device failure: If the storage device where the ".SESX" files are stored (such as a hard drive or SSD) fails, it can lead to data loss and make the files inaccessible.
  6. Improper file transfer: If ".SESX" files are not transferred correctly or interrupted during the process, it can result in file corruption or loss.
  7. Operating system errors: Errors in the operating system can cause ".SESX" files to become inaccessible or fail to open.
  8. Disk formatting: Accidental formatting of the storage device containing ".SESX" files can lead to their loss.
  9. User error: Users may accidentally overwrite or modify ".SESX" files, leading to their failure or loss.
  10. Hardware damage: Physical damage to the storage device or computer hardware can result in the loss or failure of ".SESX" files.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo adobe Audition Session File image file file?

Programs that open ".SESX" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Adobe Audition Session File

  • File extension: .SESX

  • Developer: Adobe Systems

  • Category: Audio 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.

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 .SESX file format and what does it typically contain?

    The .SESX file format is associated with Adobe Audition, a digital audio workstation software. It is used to store session data, including audio files, edits, effects, and other settings.

    Typically, a .SESX file contains the entire session information of an Adobe Audition project. This includes the arrangement of audio clips, multitrack edits, applied effects and processing, volume adjustments, automation settings, markers, and any other changes made within the session. It essentially preserves the state of the project, allowing users to save and load their work, share projects with others, or continue working on a project at a later time.

  • What are the different ways to open a .SESX file and access its contents?

    A .SESX file is a project file created by Adobe Audition, a digital audio workstation software. To open and access the contents of a .SESX file, you can use the following methods:

    1. Adobe Audition: The primary and recommended way to open a .SESX file is by using Adobe Audition itself. Launch the software, go to "File" > "Open", and then browse for the .SESX file on your computer. Once opened, you will have access to the project and its contents.
    2. File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac): You can also navigate to the location of the .SESX file using your operating system's file explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Double-click on the .SESX file, and if Adobe Audition is installed on your computer, it should automatically open the file in the software.
    3. Drag and Drop: Another way is to open Adobe Audition and simply drag and drop the .SESX file from your file explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) directly into the Adobe Audition workspace. This will open the project and its contents.

    Note: It is important to have Adobe Audition installed on your computer to open and access the contents of a .SESX file. Additionally, if the .SESX file is created with a newer version of Adobe Audition, it might not be compatible with older versions of the software.

  • Are there any specific software programs or applications required to open and view the contents of a .SESX file?

    Yes, there is a specific software program required to open and view the contents of a .SESX file. .SESX files are project files created by Adobe Audition, a professional audio editing software.

    To open and view .SESX files, you need to have Adobe Audition installed on your computer. Adobe Audition allows you to edit and manipulate audio files, and .SESX files contain all the project settings, audio clips, effects, and edits made within Adobe Audition.

    If you don't have Adobe Audition installed, you won't be able to open and view the contents of a .SESX file.

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