Devastating? Don't! Just Recover Videos Using (from) Computer in Windows 11/10/8/7

With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, deleted videos of MP4, MOV, AVCHD, AVI, FLC, MKV, WEBM, WMV are hugely recoverable on PC. This article will guide you through the complete steps on how to recover permanently deleted videos from your computer by using the simple but powerful video recovery software.

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"Thank god, Jean, I heard that you're working in a software company specialized in data recovery, right? I need your help! I did a terrible thing last night, and I lost all files in camera. Here's the thing. The camera SD card was almost full, so I tried to transfer all photos and videos (videos are much more than photos) from the SD card to my computer HDD (D drive that I seldom use, with about 120GB free space left). I never expect that something wrong happened to the D drive, when I double-click the drive to open it, Windows asks me to format the disk before I can use it... But I've already emptied the SD card, permanently, using shift+delete! Now I lost the media files all for good, from the year 2019 till now. Dear Jean, you're the last person I can depend on, please help me recover videos using computer !"

This is an instant message I received yesterday at midnight, from a friend I've lost contact for many years. She finally found me through other friends and asked me help her recover permanently deleted videos from a computer. Fortunately, the case of what she experienced happens to be the one that I handled the most at work. 

Is it possible to recover deleted videos, even for those that have been emptied from recycle bin? Yes, the answer is positive. And if you take good care of the lost files after deletion, the chance of full data recovery is incredibly high, with a success rate of optimistically 99%.

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How to Take Care of Lost Video Files After Getting Lost

So how to take care of the lost files after the disaster struck you? The right thing is "Do Nothing". You don't continue using the camera, or any device where the files were deleted off, to avoid new data overwritting the specific area of the lost. This is how operating system treats deleted files: when you delete a file, it's logically inaccessible to the operating system but still physically exists on the storage media until it's overwritten. 

With that in mind, we may boldly say:

  1. - The less you used the device, the more deleted files remain intact.
  2. - The sooner you performed data recovery, the better result you can achieve.
  3. - The more reliable the data recovery software you choose, the less chance you'll encounter "files won't open after recovery"

What's Video Data Recovery Software for?

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is tested to be the most capable file recovery software for deleted videos, photos, documents, emails and all other file types. When you lost videos, which can be previously resided on an external device like a digital camera, a CCTV camera, a dashcam or even a mobile phone, you can trust this piece of data recovery software. Moreover, it is with simple interface and intuitive wizard for operation, which is very friendly to normal computer users who want to do a private recovery by themselves, or who are reluctant to spend money on expensive manual data recovery service.

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Since the software is executed to scan the storage drive to reconstruct and recover lost files, the experience of scanning speed and underlying algorithm are concerned. EaseUS software can work perfectly regarding those aspects. All you need to do is to take out the SD card from the device, if it's a removable hard drive, pendrive or a USB flash drive, do the same to connect it to your computer.

The overall steps to recover deleted videos using your PC include:

  • Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
  • Connect the external SD card or flash disk to your computer. (Optional)
  • Launch software and select the target drive.
  • Scan for deleted data.
  • Preview recoverable videos.
  • Perform the recovery.

How-to guide on EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for deleted video recovery:

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. Go to "Deleted Files" or "Other Lost Files" to find the wanted videos. Double click on found videos and preview them on the popped up window.

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Step 3. Select the video files that you want to restore. Click "Recover" to save these videos to another secure location on your PC or external storage device.

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What Are Advantages of Using EaseUS Video Recovery Software?

As describled, the reasons of choosing EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted videos are obvious: good reliability, ease of use, full support for all file types & storage devices, fast scan and recovery speed. What makes it outstanding than rivals are far from the mentioned aspects. One of the brilliant features that gives customers confidence of a full video recovery is the ability to automatically repair corrupted videos of MP4/MOV/BMP from all brands of SD cards for cameras, Gopros and many digital devices.

Except for a dependable video recovery tool, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is also a trustworthy video repair tool. It repairs recoverable videos that cannot preview, greyed out, or broken in half, which none of its competitors can do.

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How to Protect Against Video Loss on Your Computer

Do you know that there are on average ten thousand people losing data per day, and most of the data is the picture &video type? Some are from accidents like a sudden power off, a failed transfer, unstable internet connection, mistaken deletion or formatting, and some are only because the storage device starting malfunctioning, like freezing, not responding, inaccessible because of the RAW file system, not detecting by the computer... 

Though we can download professinal video recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to find the lost files in most cases, it cannot always work, especially for some serious hard drive failure problems. To safeguard your vital video files on a device, the most solid method is to keep multiple copies on different locations. For example:

  • Use a backup software on your PC to back up videos on schedule.
  • Upload the videos to a cloud storage drive regularly.
  • Protect your device from infecting viruses, exposing to high temprature or liquid.

For the worst case that you haven't backed up a single file before, use data recovery software in the first time to recover lost videos without delay!

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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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