3GP Recovery: How to Recover 3GP Video

Roxanne updated on Sep 17, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

If you have mistakenly deleted or lost files. Do not panic! Recover deleted, formatted and inaccessible 3GP videos with EaseUS free 3GP video recovery software in different data loss situations.

3GP is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project for 3G UMTS multimedia services. It is used on 3G mobile phones but can also be played on some 2G and 4G phones.

A 3GP file format is also supported by some cameras such as Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Canon, and Panasonic. What's more, a 3GP format can also be stored in the memory card, for example, the SD, XD, MINI Disk, Flash card etc. It is a convenient file format to view, share, and download videos on mobile devices. Stored in the mobile phone, SD card, memory card, or computer, 3GP videos can get lost or deleted due to formatting, accidental deletion, or corruption of the media.

Reasons for 3GP Files Loss

There are many situations when we lose 3GP files. These files are lost due to following reasons.

1. Computer Virus

virus that caused 3gp data loss

Viruses, Trojans and other types of malware can make a computer system crash and cause data loss. If you connect your memory card to a PC which is already infected with a virus, your 3GP files on the SD card may be lost due to the virus.

2. Hardware Problem

A hardware problem, like a bad hard drive, can cause a significant amount of data loss. A hard drive that has a bad sector is unable to write data to that area. If 3GP files are on a sector can no longer be accessed, they most likely are lost. 

3. Mistaken Operations 

One of the biggest causes of 3GP files loss is mistaken operations. Mistaken operations can consist of accidentally formatting a computer hard drive or memory card, unknowingly deleting a file or folder and damage to the computer.

The Solution to Recover Deleted 3GP Videos

Is it possible to recover 3GP files? How to retrieve 3GP video on your own? The quick and assured way to restore lost or deleted 3GP videos is using the Data Recovery Wizard.

This free data recovery software from EaseUS can do an amazing job to recover lost 3GP videos. It stands out among other tools for its powerful capacity to recover deleted data, lost partition, restore RAW disk, and more.

It is the most reliable and easy-to-use video recovery software to restore lost 3GP videos in three simple clicks. It also facilitates the preview of the recovered video and allows you to save them at the desired location.

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

Other Methods to 3GP Video Recovery

1. 3GP video loss may also occur when Operating System failure happens. The operating system corruption may result in cross-linked files, lost clusters, file system corruption, or invalid file directories. In this situation, strange error messages get generated and many 3GP video files may get corrupted. If so, go to how to recover files from "Raw Drive" to recover 3GP videos from a RAW partition.

2. Formatting by mistake is also one of the main data loss situations. To recover formatted 3GP videos, visit how to recover formatted logical drives.

3. Recover 3GP videos from the backup folder you created in any drive, Cloud, or external media.  

4. Recover from Recycle Bin within 30 days, in case the videos were deleted.

5. Recover via Quick Access as recently modified 3GP files can be restored through Quick Access.

recover 3 GP files from quick access

6. Download the video again from the source website.

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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

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"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, so 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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