AVCHD MTS/M2TS Video Recovery

Tracy King updated on Dec 29, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Don’t bother anymore when you lost important or precious AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos. Professional AVCHD MTS/M2TS video recovery solutions are available here for you to recover AVCHD video files in MTS/M2TS camcorder or SD card with ease.

"I have shot quite a lot wonderful videos with my new Sony camcorder and I tried to import the videos into my PC. I got two files for one video: .mts and .m2ts. I got really confused. I thought it should be avi, flv or rmvb etc formats. Then I deleted both the mts and m2ts avchd files in my PC. Yes, and I lost my videos. Can I restore the lost AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos back? How?"

AVCHD MTS/M2TS overview

AVCHD refers to Advanced Video Coding High Definition which is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. MTS and M2TS are two file extensions for AVCHD - HD digital video camera recorder format. And both two files support 720p and 1080i HD video formats. Therefore, MTS and M2TS are two ideal AVCHD video files for major digital camera, recorder or camcorders to capture videos and images. So how to restore lost AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos when you accidentally delete or lose them? Don't worry. You may find relative solutions for AVCHD MTS/M2TS recovery in the below tutorial guidance now.

How to recover lost AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos

Here we have two methods for you to restore lost videos: undelete recycle bin or restore lost AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos with video recovery software.

Method 1. Restore lost AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos from the recycle bin

If you happen to delete AVCHD videos in MTS or M2TS formats on your PC, you can directly restore it from the recycle bin.

Step 1. Open the Recycle Bin.

Step 2. Find lost .mts/.m2ts video files files and right-click on them.

Step 3.  Select Restore and then you can find deleted MTS/M2TS video files at the original location on your PC.

Method 2. Restore lost AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos with file recovery software

When you have erased AVCHD videos from your PC or SD card but find no tracks in the recycle bin, you'll need a professional file recovery software for you to restore all lost AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos with simple clicks. You can free download this software and follow below steps to get all lost videos back now: 

Step 1. Run video recovery software.

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 hard drive disk to scan

Step 2. Find deleted videos.

After the scan, check your deleted videos in the tab - Deleted Files.
Double click on found videos and preview them on the popped up window.

Scan to find all hard drive data

Step 3. Choose and recover.

Select the video files that you want to restore.
Click Recover to save found videos to a secure location on your PC or another safe external storage device.

Restore lost hard drive data.

Now you've successfully restore AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos back. You can use a video converter tool to convert the MTS/M2TS videos into wanted formats such as avi, rmvb etc and enjoy it with your friends then.


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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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