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

VOCA File Recovery

What is a .VOCA file?

A VOCA file is a digital communication board created by PhotoVOCA, an iOS app used to create digital communication boards. It is compressed with .ZIP compression and contains data which includes audio and .PNG image assets with an .XML manifest. VOCA files are saved in the PhotoVOCA 3.0 format, which is an extension of the original VOCA format released in 2010 by PhotoVOCA.

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

There can be several common causes of ".VOCA" files lost or failure. Some of them include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".VOCA" files while organizing or cleaning up their file systems.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware that handles ".VOCA" files can lead to data corruption or loss. This can include software bugs, crashes, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".VOCA" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be lost.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as file system corruption or bad sectors on the storage device, can result in the loss or failure of ".VOCA" files.
  5. Power outages or system crashes: Power outages or sudden system crashes while working with ".VOCA" files can cause data loss or corruption.
  6. Incompatible or faulty software: Using incompatible or faulty software to open or modify ".VOCA" files can lead to file corruption or loss.
  7. Human error: Human mistakes, such as accidental formatting of storage devices or improper handling of files, can result in the loss of ".VOCA" files.
  8. Physical damage to storage devices: Physical damage to storage devices, such as hard drives or memory cards, can lead to the loss or failure of ".VOCA" files stored on them.

It is important to regularly back up ".VOCA" files and take preventive measures to minimize the risk of data loss or failure.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo photoVOCA Communication Board File image file file?

Programs that open ".VOCA" files

Cognable PhotoVOCA Cognable PhotoVOCA

Additional Information

  • File type: PhotoVOCA Communication Board File

  • File extension: .VOCA

  • Developer: Cognable

  • Category: Compressed Files

  • Format: Zip


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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 .VOCA file extension and what type of file does it represent?

    A .VOCA file extension is typically associated with the VOC audio file format. VOC files are audio files that were commonly used on early versions of the Sound Blaster sound cards for the PC. They contain digitized audio data in a compressed format and can store both mono and stereo audio. VOC files were primarily used for game sounds and music on DOS-based systems.

  • How can I open a .VOCA file and what software or application do I need?

    A .VOCA file is typically associated with the software called "Vocaloid," which is a singing synthesizer application. To open a .VOCA file, you will need the Vocaloid software installed on your computer.

    Here are the steps to open a .VOCA file in Vocaloid:

    1. Make sure you have the Vocaloid software installed on your computer. You can purchase and download it from the official Vocaloid website or other authorized distributors.
    2. Launch the Vocaloid software by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or searching for it in your computer's applications.
    3. Once the software is open, go to the File menu and select "Open" or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+O (Windows) or Command+O (Mac).
    4. In the file browser window that appears, navigate to the location where your .VOCA file is stored.
    5. Select the .VOCA file you want to open and click the "Open" button.
    6. The .VOCA file will now load in the Vocaloid software, and you can use the various tools and features of the application to edit, modify, or play the file.

    Note: It's important to remember that .VOCA files are specific to Vocaloid software and cannot be opened with other applications unless they have compatible support for Vocaloid files.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow when trying to open a .VOCA file?

    There are no specific steps or instructions to follow when trying to open a .VOCA file because .VOCA is not a widely recognized file format. It is possible that it is a file extension specific to a particular software or application. To determine how to open a .VOCA file, you will need to identify the software or application that created it and consult its documentation or support resources for guidance on opening or using .VOCA files.

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