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

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.

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"My mother accidentally deleted some of my recordings from the planner. Is there any way to recover deleted recordings on Sky Q? I 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 to Recover Deleted Recordings and Programs on Sky Q

"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. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Undelete from Trash Press sky on your Sky Q remote, select Recordings and then select Deleted. Select the recording you want to recover and select Undelete. Restore or permanently delete your recordings..Full steps
Fix 2. Use Data Recovery Software Take the Sky Q hard drive out of the box, and connect it to a computer where you installed EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. choose the exact drive where you lost data, and click Scan....Full steps

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

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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.

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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 an external hard drive, you need to correctly connect the drive to your Windows computer.
  • Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and choose the exact external drive where you lost data.
  • Click Scan.
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Step 2. Check the scan results

The software will immediately start scanning the selected drive for all lost data. During the scan, you can see more and more data showing up in the results. The Filter feature is there for you to quickly locate the files of one kind, such as Pictures, Word/Excel/PDF documents, Videos, etc.

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Step 3. Preview and recover data

  • Double-clicking a file will allow you to preview its content.
  • Choose the file(s) and click Recover.
  • Select a different drive to save the recovered files instead of the original one. 
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Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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