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How to Restore Accidentally Cleared Data on Kodi (XBMC)

Updated on Nov 22, 2017 by Jean to Resource


Download free Kodi (XBMC) data recovery tool to recover accidentally cleared or deleted data on Kodi even without backup, including your favourite movies, videos, TV shows, music, pictures and all multimedia files on Kodi.

I accidentally cleared data instead of cache on Kodi

"I had Kodi installed on a Fire TV Stick, and suddenly the movies, TV shows were not working, and I can't view the uploaded pictures there, either. That's terrible, so I followed stupid advice to clear data, now only being left with the most basic Kodi, with no addons and my favorite applications, videos and pictures. Please help me restore accidentally cleared data on Kodi."

About Kodi Data Recovery

Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is free and open source software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games and more. Kodi users, usually Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS users, tend to reset Kodi on a regular basis in order to keep it running at peak performance, which will definitely clear all data on the app.

Is Kodi data recovery possible when everything installed has been erased? It's hard to tell. In fact, we suggest Kodi players write down their favorite applications or TV, sports channels before restoring Kodi to its default settings, and re-download and install the apps that were removed again. However, for the pictures, videos, movies or other multimedia files you uploaded from other storage devices, you had better back them up by saving a copy in advance.

How to Restore Kodi Pictures, Videos, Music and Other Multimedia Files?

If you confirmed clear data on Kodi, it means that Kodi has been reset to factory defaults, all the addons, skins and settings on your Kodi devices will be completely erased. And, it's virtually impossible to get the deleted files back directly on Kodi media center, as there is no feature of recycle bin recovery available.

Except reinstalling applications and addons, there is another way you can try to recover accidentally cleared data on Kodi, only with one prerequisite: the cleared files you want to recover were stored on somewhere like a USB flash drive, memory card or other removable storage devices.

Don't be upset even the uploaded files had been permanently deleted on the original storage devices. At this moment, just download EaseUS file recovery software and then you can start. It supports video or image recovery of all popular formats, so you should definitely give it a try.

Step 1. Bring the SD card or a USB flash drive where the Kodi's pictures, videos, music and other multimedia files were saved. Connect the device to a Windows computer which has the recommended Kodi recovery software installed.

Step 2. Launch the Kodi recovery tool. Select the location and click "Scan".

select a location where kodi files were saved

Step 3. The Kodi recovery tool will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

run a quick scan and deep scan to recover accidentally cleared data on kodi

Step 4. Choose the file(s) you want to recover by file types from the scanning results. Click "Recover" button to recover the selected files. You'd better choose a different location instead of the original to avoid data overwriting.

click recover button to restore accidentally cleared data on kodi

Tip: How to Reset and Reinstall Kodi on Fire TV or Firestick?

In case that you're out of luck to restore the accidentally cleared data on Kodi, there is no way but do a reset and reinstall your favorite addons, skins, and settings on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.

Step 1. On the Fire TV or Firestick home screen, go to Settings --> Application.
Step 2. Under Application tab, click Manage Application --> scroll down and click Kodi and then click Clear Data.
Step 3. Confirm Clear data after receiving the message ' delete app data?' and then click Launch Application