Overwritten CCTV File Recovery: How Can I Recover CCTV/DVR Files

Brithny Updated on Nov 15, 2018 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Can overwritten CCTV files be recovered? Is it possible to recover ovewritten CCTV data? You can get all of the answers here in this post. Read on and recover CCTV files now.

Can we recover a CCTV's DVR videos that were overwritten

Most people have this kind of question: can deleted CCTV files be recovered? Is it possible to recover overwritten CCTV or DVR data? 

There is absolutely very less chance to recover CCTV’s DVR videos that were overwritten. They are overwritten by another video and erased from the hard disc. You can recover videos which are existing in the hard disc even if the hard disk is damaged to a certain extent. 

But if the hard drive is not completely overwritten then there is still a chance to recover deleted video from CCTV camera hard drive.

How to recover/restore overwritten CCTV file recovery

If your CCTV HDD is not completely overwritten, you can restore lost CCTV/DVR data with the help of EaseUS file recovery software. It allows you to effectively recover deleted, formatted, lost or erased CCTV files on the hard drive, SD card or USB etc storage devices within 3 simple steps.

recover overwritten or deleted CCTV files with EaseUS.

Follow the guide below, restore the deleted, erased, overwritten or lost important video recordings on CCTV/DVR hard drive or SD card.

Warning
Since the situation that data has been overwritten is more complex. We cannot guarantee that it is 100% helpful to retrieve overwritten files. Therefore, please download our trial version for a try first. If you find what you have lost on the result page, you can buy this software and save them to a safe place. If not, I am afraid this tool can not help you.

A step-by-step guide to recover overwritten/deleted CCTV files

 

Step 1: Select a location​

If your lost video recordings are saved on external hard drive or USB, connect it to your computer firstly. Run video recovery software, and select the location where you lost videos. Click Scan to scan all lost files.

Run video recovery software.

Step 2: Scan lost data

The EaseUS recovery software will start immediately to scan all over the selected hard drive for all lost data.

Scan videos.

Step 3: Preview and recover

Check and preview lost video recordings in Deleted Files, Drive (with your device name). If you didn't find the lost video recordings, check Lost Partition Files and Extra Files to find them. Choose the wanted files and click Recover.

Recover video recordings.
 
 

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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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