Videos goes viral online, we all watch or create videos, and save our favorite ones on hard drives. It would be very heartbreaking if we lost some important videos. But today, recovering deleted videos becomes much easier. A deleted video isn’t truly removed from your storage drive until it is overwritten by new data. Using native tools or a 3rd party data recovery program can help us retrieve deleted videos on our computer or mobile devices.
If a video is permanently deleted, you need either a backup or a deleted videos recovery app to put it back on your Mac/PC computer. Without a backup, Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac or Windows will be the best solution for deleted video recovery. It can recover videos deleted by mistake or lost due to other reasons: sudden power off, drive formatting, system crash, virus attack, etc. Also, it has the capability to repair corrupted videos that you cannot open even after the recovery.
Cisdem Data Recovery scans Mac/Windows internal hard drives, also any other external hard drives connected to a computer, even including SD Card, USB, media player…, then lists and retrieves the lost, deleted or formatted files. Thanks to its advanced scanning engine, it can find lost files fast and render your files for easy preview. With its exceptional support of file formats, in addition to videos in virtually all popular codecs, it can restore deleted files of images, audios, documents, archives and more.
Provided that you wouldn’t like to pay for the deleted video recovery and are seeking how to recover deleted videos for free, this part is exactly for you. Here totally 9 possible ways will be unmasked to help in recovering lost video files, covering nearly all platforms including Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
If the deleted videos are just moved to Trash bin on your Mac, it would be much easier to recover, you just need to find the videos and put them back. Here are the steps to recover deleted video files from Trash bin.
In the case that you use Photos app to manage your videos and delete them within the app, you can recover the deleted videos with ease as long as it is less than 30 days since you deleted the video in Photos app, because Photos keeps the deleted videos or images for only 30 days. Here are the steps to do Mac video recovery.
If you have enabled Time Machine on your Mac and do backup regularly, you can even recover deleted videos without installing any 3rd party data recovery software, no matter the videos are permanently deleted or moved to Trash Bin. Here are the steps to recover permanently deleted videos on Mac with Time Machine backup.
Just like Trash Bin on Mac, once you lost video files on Windows PC, as well you can go to check if they are still in the Recycle Bin. Deleted files will stay in Recycle Bin before you manually empty it or its contents over 5% of the storage space of hard drive. Waste no time to restore deleted videos from Windows Recycle Bin.
Videos are possible to be deleted or hidden in event of a virus infection on your PC. In this condition using Command Prompt (CMD) is another free solution to retrieve or unhide the missing video files from Windows. See below for the instructions in detail.
iPhone is designed with one specific folder to store recently deleted files on the device. To get back videos deleted not long ago from iPhone freely, go ahead to check this folder. This is how to achieve it.
Assuming iCloud Backup has been turned on before video deletion on iPhone, “Restore from iCloud Backup” feature is another wise choice to restore permanently deleted videos for free. Before trying, make a backup of the existing iOS files since this method will overwrite your iPhone settings & data. Follow up the steps below to do the recovery.
Much similar with Windows Recycle Bin, checking Recycle Bin can be a simple way to do deleted video recovery on Android with no backup or software. The recovery process is not complex and you can finish within minutes.
Using Google Photos to restore deleted videos on Android is another common way, but keep in mind that you must sync your videos to Google Photos before. The step-by-step guide is as following.
To recover deleted videos, we need to figure out which situation we are in first, then use appropriate tools to retrieve them. The best way to retrieve permanently deleted or Trash emptied videos on Mac/Windows is installing a professional data recovery program that scans your computer and attempts to find deleted as many as possible.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.