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"I hit the wrong button and deleted all the shows on My Dish DVR hard drive. Please tell me that the deleted items are recoverable, right? And how can I restore the lost recordings?"
There are basically three ways of restoring deleted recordings in My Dish DVR, and you can follow to restore your favorite videos and movies immediately.
|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|1. Recover recordings from hard drive|
|2. Recover recordings on external hard drive|
|3. Recover recordings on computer or phone||To restore the deleted recordings on a computer or cellphone, sign in with Dish Anywhere...Full steps|
Case 1. Recover deleted recordings from Dish DVR hard drive
My Dish DVR has a feature of saving deleted recordings for 48 hours. It means that you can restore the deleted recordings from DVR hard drive. Beyond 48 hours, Dish will empty the "Trash".
In this regard, start your DVR data recovery as soon as possible once you lost the recordings:
Method 1. Recover deleted Dish DVR recordings from Trash
- Step 1: Press the DVR button on the old box or on the remote control.
- Step 2: Select "Trash", locate the recordings that you want to restore.
- Step 3: Press the Recall button.
There, your deleted recordings will be back and you can continue watching them in "Recordings".
Method 2. Restore deleted Dish DVR recordings/TV shows from "My Recordings"
- Step 1: Grab your Disk remote and press the DVR button in the middle.
- Step 2: Find and press the red button, let it be My Events or My Recordings.
- Step 3: Head to Deleted Recordings and press the button.
- Arrow to and highlight the shows and recordings you had removed and push the enter button.
- Step 4: Select the Restore button. Your deleted event will be restored to active recording by this behavior.
Tip: One secure way to avoid having your events deleted is to protect them. The "Protect" option is a few buttons below the "Restore" button.
Case 2. Recover deleted recordings on Dish DVR external hard drive
If you saved the lost Dish DVR recordings on an external hard drive, you can first try the provided method in Case 1. If it doesn't work on an external hard drive, you can try the solution here for help.
# 1. Download reliable hard drive recovery software
Reliable hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports scanning all over the connected DVR external hard drive and find all lost videos and photos. Even if it's displaying as unallocated or even raw, it will execute the DVR hard drive recovery for you.
# 2. Remove and connect the DVR external hard drive to PC
- Step 1:Unplug the DVR external hard drive and connect it to your PC.
- Step 2: Go to File Explorer to check if the drive is correctly recognized by Windows.
- If not, go to Disk Management for a further check.
- Step 3: If the DVR external hard drive displays as "unallocated" or "raw" in Disk Management, don't format it.
# 3. Restore lost DVR recordings
Step 1. If your lost video recordings are saved on external hard drive or USB, connect it to your computer first. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, and select the location where you lost videos. Click "Scan" to scan all lost files.
Step 2. The software will start scanning all over the selected hard drive for all lost video recordings immediately. When the process finishes, you can click "Filter", and choose "Videos" to quickly find video files.
Step 3. Browse to check and preview lost video recordings before recovery. Then, choose the wanted files and click "Recover" to save the files into another safe location instead of the original drive/device.
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Note that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard may not be able to preview the unique DVR recordings formats, don't worry. All you need is to save the restored video files on your computer. With a specialized Dish DVR viewer or player, you should be able to watch these recordings on your computer.
If you prefer to watch them on TV, then transfer the files back to your DVR external hard drive and plug it to the DVR box. There you can play recordings on TV again.
Case 3. Recover deleted Dish Anywhere recordings on computer or cellphone
My Disk DVR has a multi-platform version - DVR Anywhere for users to watch videos on computers and mobile phones. So is it still possible to restore the deleted recordings on a computer or cellphone?
Dish Anywhere is more like an app, with it, you can watch and even record videos on your desktop computer. When you deleted a recording, you can try these tips to see if you can restore them:
- Step 1: Sign in with your Dish Anywhere account.
- Step 2: Go to Recordings or Settings, check whether your deleted recordings are saved there.
- Step 3: If not, contact the Dish support team for help.
Tips to protect Dish recordings
To sum up, this page includes three ways of restoring deleted recordings on My Dish DVR hard drive, external hard drive, and even computer. Note that although these methods may work for retrieving deleted items, sometimes they may fail to work due to different versions of Dish and storage devices.
Therefore, to protect your favorite videos and recordings, be careful while playing videos and recordings on Dish. And here are three tips that you can apply to protect the recordings from deletion:
1. Transfer favored videos to an external hard drive
Connect an external hard drive to Dish DVR box > go to "My Recordings" > Click on "Edit" > Select the recordings and transfer to your external hard drive.
2. Save recordings to a folder
Go to "My Recordings" and click on "Edit" > Select recordings > Move them to a folder.
3. Use Protect option to save programs from automatic deletion
Go to "My Recordings" and click on "Edit" > Select recordings and click "Protect".
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Tracy is enthusiastic to share technical tips and solutions about computing and technology. Being an EaseUS member since 2013, she also writes instructional content about data recovery, file/disk partition/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.
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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