How to Recover Deleted/Lost Vimeo Videos

Abby Haines updated on Dec 02, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles

Summary

Vimeo videos may get deleted by the platform or by yourself accidentally. To recover the deleted Vimeo videos, you need software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, especially when you don't have a backup available. Download the software to get back your deleted Vimeo videos within minutes.

"Recently, I uploaded some videos to Vimeo. But later I found that all of them were deleted without warning because they contained what they said was game footage and this was against their rules. God! It's really a nightmare! I didn't have a backup of all those videos and Vimeo just says they offer no solutions to recover deleted videos. So, is there any other way to recover deleted videos on Vimeo? Any third-party undelete software can help?"

Vimeo is one of the most popular video sites that is widely used. So there are quite a lot of audiences that upload or (and) watch videos on Vimeo. However, you can't freely upload the videos you like to the platform and Vimeo may delete the videos you uploaded.

Why Vimeo Deleted Your Videos

Due to the plans of Vimeo for different kinds of memberships, there are limitations on how many videos you can upload to Vimeo.

Compare Vimeo Plans

As you can see from the image, the size of videos you can upload varies depending on your Vimeo plan. And if you have a basic membership, the size you can upload reduces to 500MB a week and 5GB in total. According to Vimeo, if you switch from a more advanced membership to the basic and the uploaded videos exceed the size limit for your account, the excess videos will be moved to Vimeo archives, stored there for up to one year, and no longer viewable, since the account storage shrinks. Vimeo doesn't delete your videos directly but it works the same as deleting your video. Besides, the videos kept in Vimeo archives up to one year will be removed indeed.

Thus, to keep your videos alive and watch the deleted Vimeo videos, you will need to re-upgrade to one of the paid memberships in a year.

The good news is that's not the only way to retrieve your deleted Vimeo videos. Some users are annoyed by the operation of Vimeo deleting videos because they don't have a backup available. After uploading the items to the platform, they remove them from the storage device, hoping to free up space on it. If you are caught in such a situation, don't worry. You can recover the deleted Vimeo videos with the hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. The Vimeo videos deleted by yourself can also be retrieved using the tool.

How to Recover Deleted/Lost Vimeo Videos

EaseUS data recovery software will help you recover the original video files from a device like your computer, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, camcorder, video player and more, achieving the goal of recovering the deleted Vimeo videos.

To recover deleted or lost videos on Vimeo:

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

Although EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can't recover the Vimeo deleted videos directly from the platform, it enables you to get back the original videos from the computer or other devices you uploaded the videos from. It helps you reaccess your lost videos without upgrading to the paid membership of Vimeo and it's the only way to recover the deleted Vimeo videos after the platform removing the items from the archives.

FAQs Related to Vimeo Videos

As one of the best video websites, Vimeo related questions are inquired by many users. Here are some of them:

"Does Vimeo deleted videos?"

Yes, it does. As mentioned above, when the uploaded videos excel the size limit of the current plan, especially in the case of downgrading the membership, Vimeo will move the extra videos to their archives, keeps them for a year, and then delete the videos.

"Do Vimeo videos expire?"

Yes, they do. The videos that are below the account limit won't expire. However, similar to the last question, the videos that exceed the account storage will expire and won't be viewable anymore until you upgrade your plan.

"How to delete Vimeo videos?"

If you attempt to delete a video in Vimeo, go to "Manage videos" > "My videos", click "More actions" > "Delete" on the video, enter the password of the current account and click "Delete".

"How to Download Vimeo video?"

Other than being an uploader in Vimeo, you are also a viewer of the platform. How to download the videos you like from Video for offline watching? With the video downloader - EaseUS MobiMover, you can download Vimeo videos to your computer or mobile phones using the URL.

The Bottom Line

When you revert to a lower membership, you will not only lose the videos that exceed the limit of the account storage but also can't upload videos unless you remove some items to make the size below the limit. Therefore, when you decide to switch from Vimeo Plus, PRO, or Business to Basic, download the videos to local ("Manage videos" > "My videos" > "More actions" > "Download") in advance to avoid loss of videos. If you have no backups available after Vimeo removing your items, try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover the deleted Vimeo videos.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

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2. 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.

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.

5. 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.

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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