How to Recover Deleted YouTube Videos 2020

Tracy King updated on Feb 23, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


The YouTube videos may get lost due to mistaken deletion from your Google Account, local PC, or the YouTube channels during the viewing, sharing, or uploading. When the accident happens, how to recover deleted YouTube videos with ease? You can try to recover lost YouTube videos from a backup, WayBackMachine, or using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard recommended here.

3 ways to bring your deleted YouTube videos:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Restore from Backup If you created the YouTube video on your own and have the backup, restore from your local backup...Full steps
Fix 2. Use Way Back Machine Log in YouTube registered email account on > find deleted YouTube video url...Full steps
Fix 3. Use Video Recovery Software If you lost a local saved YouTube video, re-download it or restore it with EaseUS video recovery software...Full steps

"I had a problem this morning, I was watching some videos on YouTube, but suddenly they all got deleted from my Channel by accident. A short time ago, the original video files were also removed from my PC to free up space. These lost videos are valuable to me. So I wonder if it is possible to recover the deleted YouTube videos? What can I do?"

YouTube is the most popular video sharing and watching platform for individuals and enterprise. You can upload or download any interesting and helpful video 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 three most effective methods below to help you recover deleted YouTube videos.

Find Deleted YouTube Videos from a Backup

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. You can easily find the videos from the backup and upload them to your YouTube channel. If you don't have any backup, you have to turn to other solutions to watch the deleted YouTube videos.

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.

Recover Deleted YouTube Videos from Way Back Machine

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

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

2. Find and click the video information to open the deleted YouTube video's URL. Surely, it won't be about to watch now. 

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

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

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

how to recover deleted youtube videos

Keep in mind that not all of the deleted YouTube videos can be found. If this solution doesn't help, continue with the following method to restore deleted YouTube videos from your PC.

Restore Lost YouTube Videos Using Data Recovery Software

Before you upload the videos to YouTube, you must have saved the original videos on your computer hard drive, or camera SD card, external hard drive. If the original files are deleted or lost from your local storage devices, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can search for and recover the originally created videos from Windows PC or Mac. After the recovery, you can again enjoy uploading and watching your videos on YouTube. 

Using EaseUS data recovery software, you can recover deleted, even recover permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7, including Word/Excel/PPT document, graphics, emails, as well as other files from computer hard drive, memory card, SD card, digital camera, and other storage media.

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. 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 found videos to another secure location on your PC or external storage device rather than the original place.

Restore lost videos

After this, you can watch deleted YouTube videos and even upload to your YouTube channel again.

Recover Deleted YouTube Videos from Help Support

If your channel haves at least 10,000 views or are in the YouTube Partner Program, you can follow steps below to send an email to the support team to restore lost or deleted videos from YouTube videos. 

1. Sign in to your channel and go to the bottom of the page to click "Help".

2. Click "Need more help" < "Get Creator Support".

3. From the category, choose the required issue and click "Email Support". Besides, you may need to click "contact the Creator Support team" link as well.

Conclusion on YouTube Videos Recovery

There are many reasons that can lead to deleting and losing YouTube videos. Whether you have lost videos unintentionally or intentionally from your computer or other storage devices, you should stop using your device and use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for rescue in time. This software has a very high response rate. Furthermore, if the deleted videos on your camera have corrupted, it can help you repair corrupted videos during recovery. 


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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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. 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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