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

SET File Recovery

What is a .SET file?

A SET file is a settings file that stores various configuration settings and other preference. It may be created and used by a variety of programs such as Corel Painter, Autodesk AutoCAD, Nikon Capture, XANA Web browser, Sibelius music notation software, Diablo II, and Alpha Five.

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

There can be several common causes for ".SET" files being lost or experiencing failure. Some of the possible reasons include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".SET" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer files.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Problems with software or hardware can lead to ".SET" file corruption or loss. This can occur due to system crashes, power outages, software bugs, or compatibility issues.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".SET" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be deleted.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can result in the loss or failure of ".SET" files.
  5. Improper shutdown: If a computer is shut down abruptly without properly closing or saving ".SET" files, it can lead to file corruption or loss.
  6. Human error: Users may accidentally overwrite or modify ".SET" files, leading to their failure or loss.
  7. Storage media issues: Problems with the storage media, such as hard drive failure, bad sectors, or physical damage, can result in ".SET" file loss or failure.
  8. Software or system updates: Updates to software or the operating system can sometimes lead to compatibility issues with ".SET" files, causing them to become inaccessible or fail to work properly.

It is always recommended to regularly back up important files, including ".SET" files, to prevent loss or failure in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

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

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

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

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Programs that open ".SET" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Settings File

  • File extension: .SET

  • Developer: N/A

  • Category: Settings Files

  • Format: N/A

  • Mime-type: application/octet-stream

  • HEX: 53 45 54 55 50 3D 00


  • File types that use the extension .SET:

    • Settings File

    • Alpha Five Set Data Dictionary File

    • Document Library Property Set 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.

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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 the ".SET repair" command in programming?

    The ".SET repair" command is not a standard command in programming languages. Therefore, its purpose cannot be determined without more context or information about the specific programming language or environment in which it is being used. It is possible that this command is specific to a particular programming tool or framework and serves a purpose within that specific context.

  • How does the ".SET repair" command help in fixing errors or issues in a program?

    The ".SET repair" command is not a standard command in programming languages. It seems to be a command specific to a particular programming environment or tool. Without knowing the specific context or tool being referred to, it is difficult to provide a precise answer.

    However, in general, the term "repair" suggests that the command might be used to attempt to automatically fix or resolve errors or issues in a program. It could be part of a debugging or error handling mechanism, where the command tries to identify and rectify common programming mistakes or issues to help the program run correctly.

    It is important to consult the documentation or resources specific to the programming environment or tool you are using to understand the exact functionality and capabilities of the ".SET repair" command.

  • Can you provide an example of how to use the ".SET repair" command effectively in a specific programming language?

    The ".SET repair" command is not a standard command in any specific programming language. It seems to be a command specific to certain development environments or tools. Without knowing the specific tool or environment you are referring to, it is difficult to provide a concrete example.

    However, in general, the ".SET repair" command is often used in debuggers or interactive development environments to control how the program handles runtime errors or exceptions. It may allow you to specify how the program should behave when encountering errors, whether it should attempt to repair the error automatically or take some other action.

    Here's a hypothetical example of how the ".SET repair" command could be used in a debugger-like environment:


    # Assume we are using a custom debugger tool that supports the ".SET repair" command

    .SET repair divide_by_zero ignore

    def divide(a, b):

    if b == 0:

    # Trigger a divide by zero error

    print("Error: Division by zero!")

    result = None


    result = a / b

    return result

    # Perform some calculations

    x = 10

    y = 0

    .SET repair divide_by_zero repair

    result = divide(x, y)

    if result is not None:

    print(f"Result: {result}")


    print("Error occurred, but ignored as per repair setting.")


    In this example, we set the ".SET repair" command to "ignore" for the "divide_by_zero" error. This means that when the error occurs in the `divide` function, it will be ignored, and the program will continue executing. The result of the division will be set to `None` to indicate an error occurred.

    Later, we set the ".SET repair" command to "repair" for the same error. Now, when we call the `divide` function with a zero divisor, the program will attempt to automatically repair the error and proceed with execution. The result will be `None`, but the program will not terminate.

    Please note that the actual usage and syntax of the ".SET repair" command may vary depending on the specific tool or environment you are using.

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