Can I Repair Videos Corrupted Due to Viruses [Step-by-Step]

I recorded some videos, but I found they were corrupted recently. I clicked the play option, but the system said the video was corrupted. I received a warning about virus attacks but didn't prevent them at that moment. So, how can I repair videos that are corrupted due to viruses?

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Brithny· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

It's possible to repair videos corrupted due to viruses. Don't worry. When your videos were corrupted due to a virus attack, you can first try the CMD, known as Command Prompt, to repair your corrupted videos.

To easily understand how to repair the corrupted videos using CMD on Windows 11, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Go to the start menu, type in cmd in the search bar, and hit 'Enter'.

Step 2. Click 'cmd.exe' to open the Windows command line that allows you to recover virus-infected videos.

Step 3. Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d *.* and hit 'Enter'.

Waiting for the process complete, you can see all of the previously virus-infected files, including your corrupted videos. Or, you can repair corrupted video with VLC.

If this way doesn't make sense, don't worry. You can recover your videos using video recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It's a data recovery tool designed for various file types, such as videos, photos, documents, emails, audio, etc. And it can help users repair corrupted MP4 files.

Follow the steps below to recover your corrupted videos:

Step 1. Select the partition in which your corrupted videos were stored before.

Step 2. Click 'Scan' to view all the deleted/lost/corrupted files, and choose the videos you want to restore.

Step 3. Click 'Recover' to get your corrupted videos back. And then, select a new location on your hard drive to save them.

Read More: How to Recover Virus Infected Files from USB Drive and Pen Drive

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