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

SSF File Recovery

What is a .SSF file?

An SSF file is data file used by Trimble GIS mapping software applications, which are used with GPS devices to collect field data. It contains GPS position data recorded from a Trimble device. SSF files are used to log GPS data and create custom coordinate systems.

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

There can be several common causes for ".SSF" (Structured Storage File) loss or failure. Some of them include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".SSF" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer systems.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware components of a computer system can lead to ".SSF" file corruption or loss. This can include software crashes, power outages, disk failures, or system errors.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".SSF" files, making them inaccessible or completely lost.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as file system corruption or bad sectors on the storage device, can cause ".SSF" files to become lost or unreadable.
  5. Improper file handling: Improper handling of ".SSF" files, such as forceful ejection of storage devices, abrupt system shutdowns, or interrupted file transfers, can result in file corruption or loss.
  6. Formatting or partitioning: Accidental formatting or partitioning of a storage device can erase all the data, including ".SSF" files, from the device.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental overwriting of ".SSF" files, incorrect file manipulation, or improper file saving, can lead to file loss.
  8. Software conflicts: Conflicts between different software applications or incompatible software versions can cause ".SSF" files to become inaccessible or lost.

It is important to regularly backup important ".SSF" files to prevent loss or failure. Additionally, using reliable antivirus software, maintaining a healthy file system, and practicing safe file handling techniques can help prevent these issues.

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

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

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

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Programs that open ".SSF" files

ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop with Trimble GPS Analyst plug-in ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop with Trimble GPS Analyst plug-in

Additional Information

  • File type: Trimble Standard Storage Format File

  • File extension: .SSF

  • Developer: Trimble Navigation

  • Category: GIS Files

  • Format: Binary

  • HEX: FF 00 AA 00

  • File types that use the extension .SSF:

    • Trimble Standard Storage Format File

    • Structured Subtitle Format 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 does the file extension .SSF stand for, and what type of file is it?

    The file extension .SSF typically stands for "Standard Streaming Format." It is a file format used for streaming audio and video content.

  • How can I open a .SSF file on my computer or device?

    To open a .SSF file on your computer or device, you can follow these steps:

    1. Determine the type of file: Firstly, it's important to identify the specific type of .SSF file you have. The file extension alone doesn't provide enough information to determine the software required to open it.
    2. Research compatible software: Conduct an online search to find out which software applications are compatible with the type of .SSF file you have. Look for software that is specifically designed to open or work with that file format.
    3. Use a universal file viewer: If you're unable to find a specific software for your .SSF file, you can try using a universal file viewer. These programs are capable of opening various file formats. Examples of universal file viewers include File Viewer Plus, Free File Viewer, and File Magic.
    4. Contact the file creator or source: If you received the .SSF file from someone else or downloaded it from a website, consider reaching out to the file creator or source for guidance on how to open it. They may be able to provide you with the necessary software or instructions.
    5. Convert the file: If you're still unable to open the .SSF file, you can try converting it to a more common file format. There are online file conversion tools available that can help you convert the file into a format that can be opened by a wider range of software.

    Remember to exercise caution when opening files from unknown or untrusted sources. Always use up-to-date antivirus software to scan files for potential malware or viruses before opening them.

  • Are there any specific software or applications required to access and view the contents of a .SSF file?

    Yes, there are specific software or applications required to access and view the contents of a .SSF file. The .SSF file format is primarily associated with the SAS System by SAS Institute Inc. To access and view the contents of a .SSF file, you would need to use SAS software, such as SAS Viewer or SAS Enterprise Guide. These applications allow you to open and analyze SAS data sets, including .SSF files.

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