How to Recover Deleted Recordings on Sky Q and Sky Plus Box

Abby Haines updated on Sep 17, 2019 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Accidentally deleted recording files from Sky Q or Sky+ box? This page introduces two ways to you, including undelete files from Trash, or with the help of EaseUS hard drive recovery software. Both ways let you recover deleted recordings on Sky Q and Sky+ Box. Just try the step-by-step guide to restore your shows, TV programs or other recording files with ease.

Sky Q: Is It Possible to Restore Deleted Recordings?

"My mother accidentally deleted some of my recordings from the planner. Is there any way to recover deleted recordings on Sky Q? In cannot find any undeletion option in the box."

Like the above cases, sometimes, you might mistakenly delete recording files or programs from your Sky Q by wrong. Actually, you are not alone. Many users have the same experience and asked for help on Sky Q data recovery online. Here we will introduce how to recover deleted recording files Sky Q Box in two ways. Existing Sky+ users can upgrade to Sky Q, and the data recovery solutions provided within this page is also applicable. If you are interested in this topic, you can read on to get the step-by-step guides. 

"How can I undelete or restore deleted recordings or programs from Sky Q"? If you are searching "Sky Q data recovery tool" online, you will find there are many users reporting data loss issues and ask such a question for help. However, we think that other than nonexperimental data recovery solution, you should first figure out whether it is possible to recover deleted files like recordings, shows and TV programs from the box. Luckily, the answer is yes. Next, we will show you how to do it in two ways in different data loss situations. 

How to Recover Deleted Recordings and Programs on Sky Q

To get back your deleted items, you have two ways to go. Both are detailed below. Choose one of them to restore your lost files.

Way 1 - Undelete from Trash 

When you deleting a program from the planner in Sky Plus Box or Sky+, it's automatically moved into the Deleted section of Recordings. If there's enough space on your Sky Q box's hard disk drive and you didn't permanently delete it from the deleted file section, you can easily undelete or restore it with simple steps. 

Step 1. Press sky on your Sky Q remote, select Recordings and then select Deleted.

Step 2. Select the recording you want to recover and select Undelete.

Step 3. Restore or permanently delete your recordings

Way 2 - Undelete with EaseUS Hard Drive Data Recovery Software

The personal video recorder service, Sky Q, Sky+, or Sky Plus Box usually save the recording files including TV shows, movies or some other programs on an external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device. If the above method cannot help, you can try to retrieve deleted recordings files or programs from there using EaseUS file recovery software. Requiring no data recovery company or service, the powerful data recovery program can deep scan those devices to find and retrieve all the deleted or lost recordings including permanently deleted shows and TV programs.

To let the software scan and recover files from Sky Q, you need to safely take the hard drive out of the box, and connect it to a computer where you installed EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Step 1. Choose the external hard drive

Since you're going to recover data from the external hard drive, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and under the External Devices tab, choose the exact drive where you lost data. Click Scan.

select external hard drive

Step 2. Scan for lost data

The software will start immediately to scan all over the selected drive for all lost data. During the scan, you could see more and more data showing up in the results.

scan external hard drive

Step 3. Preview and recover data

After the scan is over, check the scan results for the desired data. You can preview the file by double-clicking on it. Click Recover and choose another location to save the recovered data.

preview and recover data
 
 

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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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