.TAX2015 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 .TAX2015 file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

TAX2015 File Recovery

What is a .TAX2015 file?

A TAX2015 file is a United States tax return created with the 2015 version of Intuit TurboTax. It contains federal IRS tax forms and may also include state forms for one or more states. The forms include personal and financial data entered for the 2015 tax year and may be encrypted if the file was saved with password protection.

What Are Common Causes of ".TAX2015" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes of ".TAX2015" file loss or failure. Some of them include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".TAX2015" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the tax software or hardware can lead to file corruption or loss. This can occur due to bugs, crashes, power outages, or system errors.
  3. Virus or malware infection: If a computer is infected with a virus or malware, it can corrupt or delete files, including ".TAX2015" files.
  4. File system errors: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or bad sectors, can cause ".TAX2015" files to become inaccessible or lost.
  5. Improper file handling: Improper handling of ".TAX2015" files, such as force closing the tax software or improper shutdown of the computer, can result in file corruption or loss.
  6. Storage media failure: If the storage media, such as a hard drive or USB drive, fails or becomes damaged, it can lead to the loss of ".TAX2015" files.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by the user, such as accidental formatting of the storage device or saving the ".TAX2015" files in the wrong location, can cause file loss.

It is always recommended to regularly backup ".TAX2015" files to prevent data loss and to use reliable antivirus software to protect against malware or virus infections.

How to recover lost ".TAX2015" 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 ".TAX2015" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".TAX2015" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".TAX2015" 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 ".TAX2015" 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 ".TAX2015" 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 ".TAX2015" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo turboTax 2015 Tax Return image file file?

Programs that open ".TAX2015" files

Intuit TurboTax Deluxe Intuit TurboTax Deluxe
Intuit TurboTax Deluxe Intuit TurboTax Deluxe
Intuit TurboTax Online Intuit TurboTax Online

Additional Information

  • File type: TurboTax 2015 Tax Return

  • File extension: .TAX2015

  • Developer: Intuit

  • Category: Data Files

  • Format: Binary


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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 file extension .TAX2015 typically associated with?

    The file extension .TAX2015 is typically associated with tax return files for the year 2015. It is often used by tax preparation software to save and open tax return information from that specific year.

  • How can I open a .TAX2015 file on my computer?

    To open a .TAX2015 file on your computer, you will need tax software that supports this file format. Here are a few steps you can follow:

    1. Determine the tax software you need: Find out which software was used to create the .TAX2015 file. It could be a popular tax software like TurboTax, H&R Block, or TaxAct.
    2. Install the compatible tax software: Visit the official website of the tax software and download/install the version that corresponds to the year of the .TAX2015 file (e.g., TurboTax 2015, H&R Block 2015, etc.).
    3. Launch the tax software: Open the installed tax software on your computer.
    4. Import the .TAX2015 file: Look for an option to import or open a tax return file within the software. This option is usually found in the File or Import menu. Select the .TAX2015 file from your computer and follow the instructions to import it.
    5. Review and edit: Once the file is imported, review the tax return and make any necessary edits or updates.
    6. Save or print: After reviewing and editing the tax return, save it as a new file or print a hard copy for your records.

    Note: If you are unable to determine the tax software used or if the software is no longer available, you may need to seek assistance from a tax professional or contact the original creator of the .TAX2015 file.

  • Are there any specific software programs or applications required to access and view the contents of a .TAX2015 file?

    Yes, to access and view the contents of a .TAX2015 file, you will need tax preparation software that supports the .TAX2015 file format. One such software is TurboTax, which allows you to import and open .TAX2015 files. Other tax software programs may also support this file format, so it's worth checking the documentation or contacting the software provider to confirm compatibility.

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