Do You Really Need MOV Recovery/Repair Software?

If you accidentally lost videos - MOV files, you can get help here. No more data loss. You can recover lost MOV files with effective data recovery software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can restore 250+ types of files easily.

Table of Contents

You accidentally deleted your video files (MP4/MOV/MKV) and already emptied the recycle bin when you realize you need these files back. Here's an even worse scenario: you can't play your MOV files on a Windows PC or a Mac laptop. Do you really need MOV recovery software? 

Most people think all you need to do is run MOV recovery software. Easy, peasy they say.

What Is MOV Recovery Software and How Does It Work

MOV is a common video file format. It is introduced by Apple Inc and used to save movies and other video files. It works with all types of a multimedia file that contains animation, video, virtual reality content, etc type of data. This video file format is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows versions.

what is MOV recovery

If you accidentally delete a MOV file or lose all of your video files because of a system crash or virus, MOV recovery software may be able to recover the files from your hard drive. 

When you have deleted your important MOV files by mistake, then you must know that it is not deleted permanently. It only leaves a blank space and shifted to a hidden location which you can't get manually. In such a case, you can use MOV recovery tools which can simply recover MOV. But when the file gets deleted you must be aware of some points before trying third-party data recovery software to retrieve MOV files.

  • Do not overwrite the space with other files.
  • Do not use the affected device for transferring the files.

The Problems with MOV Recovery Software

There are many video recovery tools and programs available, each with different features and capabilities. It's hard to choose the most effective one. All of them claim to be the NO.1 Data Recovery Software and that they can salvage data from any drive. 

If you are considering data recovery software, why not choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It is your second to none choice for quick but complete file recovery from Windows desktops, laptops, and other Windows-compatible devices.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Any Devices

  • Recover deleted, formatted, and inaccessible data in different data loss situations.
  • Recover photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage effectively, safely, and completely.
  • Recover permanently deleted files from a hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorder.

Part 1. Recover Everything with The NO.1 MOV Recovery Software

Applies to: Accidental deletion or format of MOV files

EaseUS disk data recovery is one of the most powerful MOV recovery software you can trust. With a wizard-like interface, it can guide you to get your files back successfully even you have no technical skills or data recovery experience. Follow the simple steps to recover lost/deleted MOV files or videos.

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

If you are a Mac user, you can also recover deleted videos on Mac with EaseUS.

Part 2. Repair Corrupted MOV Files After Recovery

Applies to: You cannot preview or open the MOV files

If you cannot preview or open the MOV files. You realize that MOV files are damaged or corrupted. Then, you are unable to open them on any media player, you may want to look for a way to repair the damaged MOV files. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is capable of helping all levels of users efficiently repair corrupted MOV video files on your storage devices.

This MP4/MOV repair software works well in repairing corrupted or lost videos on an SD card or hard drive. Follow the video guide to repair your MOV files.

Part 3. Cannot Play a MOV File? Run MOV Converter

Applies to: You cannot play the MOV files

After you have repaired your MOV file, you still cannot play the video. You can consider converting it to MP4 or AVI with a free MOV converter. EaseUS Video Editor as the best video converter for Windows 10, can effectively convert MOV to MP4 for free without losing its quality. Instead of converting MOV to MP4, this program also supports converting MP4 to GIF, convert MOV to GIF, and many other video or audio file conversions.

  • Import the MOV file
  • Add to project
  • Click "Export" on the main menu on the top
  • Save as MP4/AVI/WMV/MKV

how to convert mov to mp4 with mov converter


Before you buy or try MOV recovery software, you must consider your situation. If you deleted files and emptied the recycle bin, turn to Part 1. If you can't preview the video after recovery, go to Part 2. If you still can't play the file, refer to Part 3.

Was This Page Helpful?

author icon

Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

Read full bio

author icon

Written by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

Read full bio

Product Reviews

TrustScore 4.7 | 323 reviews
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful system recovery software, designed to enable you to recover files you’ve deleted accidentally, potentially lost to malware or an entire hard drive partition.

    Read More
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we have 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.

    Read More
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro has a reputation as one of the best data recovery software programs on the market. It comes with a selection of advanced features, including partition recovery, formatted drive restoration, and corrupted file repair.

    Read More