5 Ways to Recover Deleted YouTube Videos in 2023

The YouTube videos may get lost due to mistaken deletion from your Google Account, local PC, or YouTube channels during the viewing, sharing, or uploading. When the accident happens, how to recover deleted YouTube videos with ease? Here are five effective ways to find deleted YouTube videos with or without link:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Recover from archive.org Recover deleted YouTube videos from archive.org (Way Back Machine): access YouTube email account...Full steps
Fix 2. Use data recovery software Use EaseUS data recovery software to undelete YouTube videos from your computer's hard drive...Full steps
Fix 3. Watch videos without link A simple way to recover deleted YouTube videos without a URL is open Google.com and type...Full steps
Fix 4. Use YouTube support You can send an email to the YouTube support team to restore lost or deleted YouTube videos...Full steps
Fix 5. Restore videos from a backup If you have any backup, simply locate the videos from backup and upload them to YouTube channel...Full steps

YouTube is the most popular video sharing and watching platform for individuals and enterprises. You can upload, download, or edit YouTube videos on any topic. However, you may lose some crucial YouTube videos by accidental deletion from YouTube channels, or local PC. Don't worry if you happen to face this problem. Check the most effective methods below to help you recover deleted YouTube videos.

Method 1. Recover Deleted YouTube Videos with Link 

When you have lost the YouTube videos by accident or false operation, you can use the Internet Archive Way Back Machine (archive.org) to download and watch deleted YouTube videos with URL

Step 1. Log into your YouTube registered email account and get relevant information about previously uploaded videos, including lost or deleted YouTube videos.

Step 2. Find the video information to open the deleted YouTube video's URL. Surely, you can't watch it yet. 

Step 3. Go to archive.org and paste the URL of the deleted YouTube videos in the WayBackMachine's search window. Click on "Browse History".

Step 4. There you'll find YouTube video upload history. Find deleted YouTube videos based on the uploaded date.

Step 5. After getting all the information about the deleted YouTube video, download, watch, or upload it again.

recover deleted youtube videos from way back machine

Method 2. Find Deleted YouTube Videos with Data Recovery Software

how to recover deleted downloaded YouTube videos? You can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, a top-notch video recovery software, to recover lost or deleted YouTube original files from your computer hard drive, camera SD card, or external hard drive. This video recovery software has many excellent features.

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Now, download EaseUS data recovery software to search for and recover the originally created videos. After using this software, you can watch deleted YouTube videos and even upload them to your YouTube channel again.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the location or device where you lost/deleted videos. Click "Scan" to find the missing videos.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. After the scan, choose "Videos" in the left panel. Go to "Lost" or "All" to find the wanted videos. Select the found videos and click "Preview".

scan for deleted videos and click Preview

Step 3. Select the video files that you want to restore. Click "Recover" to save them to another secure location on your PC or external storage device.

Restore lost or deleted videos

Method 3. Watch Deleted YouTube Videos Without Link

In case you can't find the video' URL, you can use this way to recover YouTube videos without link:

Step 1. Open Google.com and type site:www.youtube.com + video's name.

Step 2. The search engine will list all the videos with similar titles. You can browse through these results to recover lost YouTube videos. 

Method 4. Contact Help Support to Get Back Deleted YouTube Video

If your channel has at least 10,000 views or is in the YouTube Partner Program, you can follow the steps below to send an email to the support team to restore lost or deleted videos from YouTube videos.  Nearly everyone who uses a computer or digital device is familiar with YouTube. If you lost or deleted a YouTube video, you can undelete YouTube videos by contacting help support. Here are the steps to retrieve YouTube video by sending an email to the support team:

Step 1. Sign in to your channel and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Help > Need more help? > Connect with the YouTube help community".

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Step 2. Click on the arrow icon, as shown in the screenshot.

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Step 3. Click the "Ask Now" option at the bottom. In the Ask the Community section, you can write your questions down and proceed with the steps as per the instructions.

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Method 5. Recover Deleted YouTube Videos from a Backup, if Any

It will be quite simple to recover the deleted YouTube videos if you have a backup of the videos on your computer or other external devices. Since it is so easy to restore deleted YouTube videos from backups, why is this solution put at the end? That's because people searching for how to recover deleted YouTube videos generally don't have a backup.

Having a backup of your computer, including all the crucial files, is an excellent way to avoid unexpected data loss. If it's hard for you to do regular backups, you can resort to Windows schedule backup software to help you back data up automatically.

To Sum Up

You can try all the above solutions to recover YouTube videos. Depending on your situation, you can take different measures to recover deleted YouTube videos with or without link. EaseUS EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help recover permanently deleted YouTube videos from local disks or other storage media.

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See More: How to Recover Deleted YouTube Videos on Android 

The method you can use to recover deleted YouTube videos on an Android phone is to apply an Android data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver to restore permanently deleted videos from Android phone internal memory or SD card. 

To watch deleted YouTube videos through this method, you must root your phone before starting the process.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the computer. Install and run EaseUS MobilSaver for Android.

Step 2. Scan Android phone to find deleted YouTube videos.

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted YouTube videos from Android phone.

how to recover YouTube videos Android

Recover Deleted YouTube Videos FAQs

In case you've accidentally deleted original video files from your channel and have lost YouTube videos, then you can recover deleted YouTube videos. If you still have problems, you can read the following questions and answers.

How to recover deleted video from my YouTube channel?

Step 1. Log in to your YouTube email or channel account and look for emails you received containing information related to your previously uploaded videos. 

Step 2. Find and click the video information to open the deleted YouTube video's URL. However, you cannot play it via the URL.

How can I watch a deleted YouTube video with a URL?

Step 1. Deleted YouTube videos archive: an easy way to get access to a deleted video.

Step 2. Go to Internet Archive and find a WayBack Machine there.

Step 3. Enter your video URL in the search field of the Wayback Machine and press Enter.

Step 4. Find the media you are searching for in the calendar presented after the search is done.

How long does YouTube keep deleted videos?

Deleted videos remain on YouTube's servers for at least 2 months, until they are eventually deleted for good.

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and loves various electronic products.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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