How to Recover Tesla Dashcam Footage [with 3 Proven Methods]

This article will introduce three proven methods to recover Tesla Dashcam footage, including using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, First Aid on Mac, and EaseUS data recovery services.

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What is Tesla Dashcam footage? You may be familiar with Dashcam footage if you own a Tesla, which records videos of your vehicle's surroundings when you are driving. Insert a USB drive or SD card into the front port of your Tesla; you can use the Tesla Dashcam and view the Tesla Dashcam footage.

However, if the USB drive or SD card runs out of space, the Dashcam will not save recordings, or it may overwrite the early recordings. As a result, you lost footage clips on it. But don't worry if the worst situation happens; this article will provide 3 effective methods to recover Tesla Dashcam footage.

Note: Stop using the Tesla Dashcam storage device once the footage is lost or deleted to avoid permanent data loss.

Fix 1. Recover Tesla Dashcam Footage Using Software

Many people report that they lost essential Tesla Dashcam footage and tried hard to recover it.

I have Tesla insurance, but when I tried raising the claim it is asking me for her License Number which I don't have. I have lost the dashcam footage, is there a way to recover it? from Reddit

If you think recovery of lost or deleted videos is difficult and complicated, you haven't found the right data recovery software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a professional and trusted data recovery software. It helps users recover permanently deleted files Mac.

The EaseUS video recovery Mac software supports recovering various video types from different storage devices, including AVI, MPG, MOV, MPEG, ASF, MP4, 3GP, and MTS. It can recover a Mac USB drive and SD card; check out the steps here:

Step 1. Connect your USB drive to your Mac

Correctly connect your USB flash drive to your Mac. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. Start selecting the flash drive and click "Search for lost files" to let the software scan for lost files on it.

Note: Before data recovery, you'd better click "Disk Backup" from the left sidebar to create a backup of your USB drive to avoid further data loss. After backing up the USB drive, the software can recover data from your USB drive backup, and you can remove the USB flash drive and use it again.

select your USB drive and search for lost files

Step 2. Find lost data on the USB drive

After the scan, all files will be presented in the left panel in the scan results.

Find lost data on USB using the filter function

Step 3. Recover data from flash drive

Select the files you want to recover and click the "Recover" button. Don't save the recoverable files to the USB drive itself in case of data overwriting.

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What's more, the EaseUS recovery software on Mac can solve most data loss situations, even if the external hard drive is not readable on your Mac due to the error " error 0" or other reasons.

Here's a video guide on how to recover Tesla dashcam footage on a Mac. Take a look at this video to learn the details about recovering your Tesla videos!

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Fix 2. Recover Tesla Dashcam Footage Using Disk Utility

When the file system of your Tesla USB drive or SD card is corrupted, you may consider format USB to exFAT on Mac, which will wipe all the data on the USB drive. But before you format it, you can run Disk Utility on your Mac to check if it can be repaired without formatting.

The built-in First Aid application may quickly diagnose and fix disk issues. First Aid scans for corrupted data and tries to fix it by repairing corrupted files on Mac. By fixing these corruptions, you can protect your internal or external storage file systems from future damage and keep them running smoothly.

Follow the steps below to recover the Tesla Dashcam footage USB drive or SD card using Disk Utility on your Mac:

Step 1. Insert your SD card or USB drive into your Mac, and open Disk Utility to select it.

Step 2. Select the SD card (or USB) in the sidebar, then click "First Aid".

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Step 3. In the First Aid dialog, click "Run", then follow the onscreen instructions if it says First Aid found corruption that needs to be repaired.

Step 4. When the First Aid process is complete, click "Done".

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Fix 3. Use Data Recovery Services to Recover Tesla Dashcam Footage

Another proven method to recover the missing or deleted Tesla Dashcam footage is to ask for help from professional EaseUS data recovery services, which have been experts in data recovery for over 18 years.

When you fail to use an application to recover your Tesla Dashcam footage after several attempts, you may consider a professional to handle the complex recovery scenarios, such as reformatting the Tesla USB drive, RAW Tesla SD card, partition loss on the storage device, etc.

Why Tesla Dashcam Footage Missing

Before learning how to recover Tesla Dashcam footage, you should figure out why your Tesla Dashcam footage is missing. Here are possible causes of the Tesla Dashcam footage missing:

  • Manually delete or format the Tesla Dashcam footage clips.
  • Physical damage on the USB drive, SD card, or other storage devices.
  • Remove the storage device when the Tesla Dashcam is recording.
  • The USB drive or SD card runs out of space and still records new footage clips.
  • Bad sectors or corrupted file systems on the storage device are unreadable on your computer.

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After learning the possible causes of why Tesla Dashcam footage gets lost, we can recover the lost Tesla Dashcam footage clips using 3 practical methods. Read on to learn the detailed steps.

Extra Tips to Prevent Tesla Dashcam Footage Lost

To effectively prevent Tesla Dashcam footage from being lost, here are two main measures:

💾Format Tesla Dashcam USB/SD card Correctly

Many cases of Tesla Dashcam footage missing are due to an incorrectly formatted storage device. So you should know how to format Tesla USB on Mac before you insert the USB drive on the front port of your Tesla.

If the USB is not formatted correctly, then the stored video may also get lost. The USB drive you chose should meet the minimum requirements for recording videos with a Tesla Dashcam. Check out:

  • Minimum storage capacity of 64 GB
  • At least 4 MB/s sustained write speed
  • Be compatible with USB 2.0

😀Frequently Back Up Tesla Dashcam Footage

There are so many ways in which storage devices can go wrong that it is difficult to prevent them all. So, the most conservative and effective way is to make frequent backups of your Tesla Dashcam footage clips. For example, you can transfer the Tesla Dashcam videos to other hard drives or cloud devices when the USB drive runs out of space.


Don't panic when you can't find your Tesla Dashcam footage due to accidental deletion or corruption. you can recover Tesla Dashcam footage with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, using Disk Utility, and ask for help from EaseUS data recovery services.

Recover Tesla Dashcam Footage FAQs

Here are questions people frequently ask when they search for how to recover Tesla Dashcam footage on Mac:

1. How do I retrieve dashcam footage on Mac?

You can install the professional dashcam footage recovery software EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, and check out the steps here:

Step 1. Insert the Tesla Dashcam footage storage device into your Mac, launch the EaseUS software, and choose the footage partition.

Step 2. Click "Scan" to view all the footage clips.

Step 3. Select the footage clips you want to retrieve and click "Recover".

2. How do I find my Tesla dashcam footage?

You can view the Tesla Dashcam footage on the Touchscreen by following the steps below:

Step 1. Touch the Dashcam icon on the touchscreen.

Step 2. Touch the menu icon on the screen, and the tabs display your recording video clips.

3. How long does Tesla keep dashcam footage?

It does not record videos when the Dashcam is Off; generally, it retains about 20 minutes of driving footage, which it rotates in real time.

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