How to Restore Accidentally Cleared Data on Kodi (XBMC)

Jean updated on Sep 18, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles


Download 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 add-ons 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 add-ons, 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 add-ons, 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.

The overall steps to recover lost data:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. And then, select a location, which can be on a hard disk drive, an external USB flash drive/micro SD card or a specific folder on Desktop or somewhere else. Click on the Scan button.

select a location

Step 2. You'll see more and more data is showing up during the scan. You can check the "Deleted files" quick result during the scan if it's for deleted file recovery. 

scan lost data

Step 3. Click "Filter" to quickly filter photos, documents, videos and other specific types of files. And lastly, select the wanted data and click on the Recover button.

select data and click recover

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 add-ons, 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


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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

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

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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