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 .SUBLIME-SNIPPET file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.


What is a .SUBLIME-SNIPPET file?

Snippet file used by Sublime Text, a source code editor; contains a snippet in XML format; includes the content, tab trigger data, description, and the scope, which is the context where the snippet is active.

What Are Common Causes of ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of .sublime-snippet files being lost or failing:

  1. Accidental deletion: The files may be accidentally deleted by the user, either by mistake or while cleaning up unnecessary files.
  2. Software or system errors: Errors in the Sublime Text editor or the operating system can lead to the loss or corruption of .sublime-snippet files.
  3. File system issues: Problems with the file system, such as disk errors or file corruption, can cause the loss or failure of .sublime-snippet files.
  4. Software updates: Updating the Sublime Text editor or related software can sometimes result in the loss or incompatibility of existing .sublime-snippet files.
  5. File conflicts: If multiple versions of the same .sublime-snippet file exist and are used in different locations, conflicts can occur, leading to loss or failure.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made during the creation, modification, or relocation of .sublime-snippet files can result in their loss or failure.
  7. Hardware failure: Malfunctioning hardware, such as a failing hard drive or storage device, can cause the loss or corruption of .sublime-snippet files.

To prevent the loss or failure of .sublime-snippet files, it is recommended to regularly back up important files, avoid making unnecessary modifications to system files, and keep software and systems up to date.

How to recover lost ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" 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 ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" 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 ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" 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 ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" 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 ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" extension?

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Programs that open ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Sublime Text Snippet File

  • File extension: .SUBLIME-SNIPPET

  • Developer: Jon Skinner

  • Category: Page Layout 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 the purpose of the ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file?

    The ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file is a backup file created by the Sublime Text editor. It is generated when you create or modify a snippet file (.sublime-snippet) in Sublime Text. The purpose of this backup file is to provide a copy of the previous version of the snippet file in case you need to revert back to it. It ensures that you can recover your original snippet if you accidentally make unwanted changes or encounter any issues with the modified version.

  • How can I create a ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file in Sublime Text?

    To create a ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file in Sublime Text, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open Sublime Text and navigate to the package where your snippets are stored. You can find this location by going to "Preferences" > "Browse Packages".
    2. Locate the folder for the specific language or package you want to back up the snippet for. For example, if you want to back up a Python snippet, go to the "Python" folder.
    3. Inside the folder, find the snippet file you want to back up. The snippet file usually has a ".sublime-snippet" extension.
    4. Right-click on the snippet file and select "Duplicate" or "Copy". This will create a copy of the snippet file.
    5. Rename the copied snippet file to include a backup identifier, such as adding "-backup" to the filename. For example, if the original snippet file is "my_snippet.sublime-snippet", you can rename the backup file to "my_snippet-backup.sublime-snippet".
    6. Your ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file is now created. You can keep it in the same folder or move it to a different location for safekeeping.

    By following these steps, you will have a backup copy of your snippet file in case you need to revert any changes or restore the original snippet.

  • Is it possible to restore a ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file if I accidentally delete or modify the original snippet?

    Yes, it is possible to restore a ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file if you accidentally delete or modify the original snippet. The backup file contains a copy of the original snippet, so you can simply replace the modified or deleted file with the backup file to restore it to its original state.

    To restore the snippet from the backup file, follow these steps:

    1. Locate the ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file on your computer. It may have a similar name to the original snippet file but with a different extension.
    2. Make a backup of the current modified or deleted snippet file, just in case.
    3. Rename the ".SUBLIME-SNIPPET backup" file to match the original snippet file name and extension.
    4. Replace the modified or deleted snippet file with the renamed backup file.
    5. Restart Sublime Text or reload the snippet for the changes to take effect.

    By following these steps, you should be able to restore the original snippet from the backup file.

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