2 Ways to Recover Deleted or Lost Webcam Videos

Roxanne updated on Sep 16, 2020 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


This article provides two effective ways to help you recover deleted or lost webcam videos from recycle bin recovery or use EaseUS video recovery software for help. Follow to recover your lost webcam videos or dvr/cctv videos in AVI, EXE, MEGP formats with ease now.

How to recover deleted webcam video files

"I accidentally deleted a video file from my computer that was taken by a Nest Webcam, and I even checked the Camera Roll folder my computer: C:\Users\User Name\Pictures\Camera Roll. Only some photos were left there.

How can I retrieve videos created by using the web camera? Any positive suggestion?"

Many users have a similar experience of losing one or more Webcam videos due to accidental deletion, hard drive format, virus attack, and many other reasons. Do not worry, even you know nothing about webcam video recovery. 

To resolve such a problem, the first thing you should do is to stop using the webcam and don't save any new photos or videos to the Camera Roll folder.

Then follow methods on this page to recover the lost videos files from recycle bin or use reliable video recovery software for help.

Go through guidelines on this page and you'll successfully get your lost webcam video files back with little efforts.

Way 1. Restore deleted webcam videos from recycle bin [2 minutes]

A tested and effective way to recover the lost videos created by the webcam is to undelete them from the recycle bin. Normally, webcam videos are saved in the Camera Roll folder on Windows Library section.

Files deleted from the folder will directly be removed to the Recycle Bin on your Desktop. Therefore, all you need is to undo the deletion with the following 3 steps:

  • Step 1: Double-click on the Recycle Bin icon on Windows Desktop.
  • Step 2: Locate and right-click on the deleted photos, select "Restore".
  • Step 3: The deleted videos will be restored from Recycle Bin to its original locations.
  • Undelete photos from recycle bin.

Way 2. Recover lost Webcam videos with video recovery software [3 steps]

When the deleted or lost webcam videos were removed or failed to show up in the recycle bin, don't worry. EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard is a reliable solution. It works well in webcam video recovery.

  • It supports all kinds of video formats: AVI, EXE, MEGP, MOV, MP4, M4V, MKV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPG, RM/RMVB, etc.
  • It supports video recover on multiple types of webcams and camera: Nest, Blink, CCTV, HD DVR, IP cameras, video surveillance devices, car camera/recorder, etc.
  • If your lost videos are less than 2GB, EaseUS free file recovery software is available here for help.

Download this program and follow the 3 steps to fully recover your deleted or lost webcam videos now: 

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the location or device where you deleted videos. Click "Scan" to scan and find the missing videos.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. After the scan, choose "Videos" in the "Filter" drop-down menu. Double click on found videos and preview them on the popped up window. 

scan for deleted data

Step 3. Select the video files that you want to restore. Click "Recover" to save found videos to another secure location on your PC or external storage device rather than the original place.

Restore lost videos

To sum up, when you lost precious videos and photos taken by webcams, go to the recycle bin first. You may be able to find them there.

If nothing appears, turn to EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for help. It will scan and restore all lost videos for you in just a few simple clicks.

BONUS TIP: In addition, we'd also like to recommend you create back up of valuable videos on your computer. For saving the storage space, you can use free backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup Free to fully back up all valuable videos, files into a compressed image in only a few simple clicks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

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"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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