3 Ways to Recover Deleted YouTube Videos in 2019

Tracy King updated on Aug 04, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


The YouTube videos may get lost due to mistaken deletion from your Google Account, local PC or from 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 find the removed YouTube videos from WayBackMachine, a backup, or using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard recommended here.

Find deleted YouTube videos from a backup
Recover deleted YouTube videos from archive.org
Restore lost YouTube videos from PC using data recovery software

"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 to?"

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.

Method 1. 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 a good way to avoid unexpected data loss. If it's hard for you to do regular backups, you can resort to professional and free backup software to help you back data up automatically.

Method 2. Recover Deleted YouTube Videos from archive.org

When you have lost the YouTube videos by accident or a false operation, the first way you can try is to use the Internet Archive WayBackMachine (archive.org) to find the lost YouTube videos that you have previously uploaded.

1. Log into your YouTube registered email account and find the received email information about your previously uploaded videos, including those you've deleted.

2. Find the deleted video and copy its link. Surely, it won't be about to watch now. 

3. Go to archive.org and paste the link in the WayBackMachine's search window. Click on the search button.

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

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If this solution doesn't help, continue with Method 3 to restore deleted YouTube videos from your PC.

Method 3. Restore Lost YouTube Videos from PC 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 you want to recover deleted YouTube videos on your PC or from other storage devices, you can't miss EaseUS hard drive recovery software, which enables you to recover the original videos from Windows PC or Mac even if they have been deleted or lost from your PC.

Except for the video or audio file recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also allows you to recover lost Word 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 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.

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


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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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