3GP Recovery: How to Recover 3GP Video

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. Follow the steps below and restore the 3GP video with ease.

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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. Go to "Deleted Files" or "Other Lost Files" to find the wanted videos. 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 these videos to another secure location on your PC or external storage device.

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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