How to Recover Deleted Video Files from Hard Drive

Updated to File Recovery Tips by Nancy on Jun 7, 2023 | Approved by Cesar C

"Can I recover deleted video from hard drive? In a sudden, all video files disappeared from my hard drive. There must be a mistake. Please help me to retrieve deleted video files from hard drive. I really need the videos."

There must be some important or favorite videos saved on your hard drive. You might have never thought one day you deleted them and need to find them. Since I know some techniques for how to rescue data, friends always asked "can you get deleted videos back from hard disk? I deleted them, I formatted the hard drive, the hard drive failed……." Sure, we can try to restore deleted video files from hard drive. Though it is not 100% sure we can success, let’s try first, being ready to get the best result.

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Part 1. Scenarios for videos lost from hard drive
Part 2. How to Restore Deleted Video from Disk

Part 1. Scenarios for videos lost from hard drive

Before getting down to the task of how to retrieve deleted video from hard drive, first, we should know whether the videos are recoverable or not and in what kind of scenarios the videos deleted are recoverable.

Part 2. How to Restore Deleted Video from Disk

Whenever you encounter the above mentioned situation, you can recover permanently deleted video files from hard drive. All the deleted video are still there, waiting to be replaced by new data. If you hurry up, it’s very likely you can find the deleted video files before the data overwriting.

Best Video Recovery Software to Recover Deleted Videos from Hard Drive

To find deleted video files from hard drive, you need a data recovery software tool for help. You can’t do it manually or cancel the video deletion on the computer. Only a data recovery tool can scan your hard drive, looking for the deleted videos. And iBeesoft Data Recovery software is such a tool as you needed. Here are some of its main features:

Your Effective Deleted Video Recovery Software

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  • Recover videos various in different file types. Fully compatible with all kinds of hard drives.
  • High data recovery success rate with leading-edge technology. Two scan modes ensure better video recovery results.
  • Simple-and-easy to use, making it quite simple to recover deleted videos from memory card, hard disk, USB drive and more.
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Video Files from a Hard Drive Freely

  1. Install the video data recovery software
  2. There are two versions, one is for Windows PC and another one is for Mac. Please choose the right one for your computer by clicking the "DOWNLOAD" button. After then, install the software on your computer. Please note that there is no data recovery software tool available at App Store. If you’re running a Mac, please set up the system preferences as "allow apps from App Store and identified developers".

  3. Select "Videos" to scan
  4. Launch it on your computer and click "go to setting" to keep "Videos" selected. To shorten the whole scanning process, it’s better to deselect the unwanted file types.

  5. Scan hard drive to recover videos
  6. Next, find the disk from where you want to recover videos, select it and click "Scan" to recover deleted videos on Mac or Windows PC. After then, you can see the software begins to scan the hard drive, looking for the deleted videos. A progress bar will tell you how it is going with the scanning process.

  7. Preview and select recoverable video files to save
  8. Last, wait until the scanning process is finished. After then, you can see all found videos at put the Video categories on the left side. You can filter the videos with the video file extension in the left panel and check out the details on the right side. When find the target files, select them and click "Recover" to retrieve deleted video files from hard drive.

"Deep Scan" option in the result window is another scanning mode. The default one is the Quick Scan. You can try the Deep Scan option, looking for more deleted videos from hard drive. The HD video recovery software will find data even with part of the file properties erased.