How to Recover Deleted Videos on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac

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" Can you recover deleted videos from Mac? I accidently formatted the hard drive on my Macbook pro, only to find that all the family videos were deleted. I want to get them back urgently. Please help me. "

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Mac itself is a great place to store videos, because you can do further editing or view videos regularly on it. However, it is also the place where you can lose videos, either for intentionally or unintentionally deletion, system corruption, or virus attack. The good news is that you can recover the lost or deleted videos from MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac. Check out the details for how to recover deleted videos from Mac below.

The theory of recovering deleted videos on Mac

All deletion, either manually deletion or you formatted the hard drive where the videos stored, will cause videos loss. All deleted videos are not deleted permanently unless you tried the secure deletion, like using iBeesoft File Shredder. All deleted videos are still on your Mac, waiting to be overwritten by new data. They are invisible and inaccessible. Only with professional data recovery tool, they can be saved again to your Mac.

Please note, to recover the deleted videos on Mac, you need to pay attention to the 2 key point:

Best Video Recovery Software for Mac – iBeesoft Data Recovery

There are some options for you to download from the internet. You should test on the software and choose the best one that’s right for you. To save your time and recover the deleted videos on Mac quickly, you can try iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. It is specially designed for people to recover commonly used files on Mac. Here are some of its features:

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Here are the simple steps for how to recover deleted videos from Mac with iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Step 1. Download the Mac video recovery software

Click the download button to get the iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac installation package. Next, double-click the .dmg file to install it on your Mac. It is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra and former versions.

Step 2. Target the videos to scan

After you launch the Mac video recovery software, you can see all the supported file types are listed there with checkmarks before them. By default, all files are selected. Please uncheck the unwanted ones, only keep the “Video” checked. It means the software will scan your Mac only for the deleted videos, excluding other file types. It will help you shorten the scanning time. Next, click "Start" to recover deleted videos on Mac.

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Step 3. Select hard drive/partition to scan

In the following window, all partitions and hard drives available will be listed. Please select the partition or hard drive from where you have deleted the videos on Mac and click the "Scan" button, letting the software scan for the deleted videos.

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Step 4. Recover videos on Mac

There is a progress bar on the software, telling you how it goes on. It only takes a few minutes to finish the scanning process. After then, you can see all the found videos listed on the right side for the window. Before recover the deleted videos on Mac, you can preview them. If they are the one you need, click "Recover" to save them on your Mac again.

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As I have mentioned, there are 2 scanning modes. By default, the scanning mode is Quick Scan. If the Quick Scan doesn’t help you find the target videos, you can try the Deep Scan in the result window. It will scan deeper and takes longer for deleted videos.

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