Can You Retrieve Deleted Videos from Canon Vixia Camcorder?

Updated to File Recovery Tips by Daisy on Apr 6, 2022

"Suddenly, I realized I have deleted a video from my Canon Vixia. Is there any way to get back a deleted video recording?"

Nobody can ensure you that you can 100% restore deleted video from Canon Vixia or any Canon camcorder. Actually, whether you can successfully recover video recordings from Canon camcorder or not depends on how you deal with the Canon camcorder after the video deletion. What does it mean?

After deletion, the deleted videos are still on the Canon Vixia camcorder. They’re marked as deleted files and are waiting to be replaced/overwritten by new data. Physical access is denied. In this case, if you can make use of professional data recovery to get deleted videos back from the camcorder, then you can make it. If you haven’t done the Canon video recovery in time, then you may lose the deleted videos permanently.

Put it in a word: stop using the Canon camcorder after deleting videos and try to do Canon video recovery as soon as possible.

Best Video Recovery Software for Canon Camcorder (Canon Vixia)

iBeesoft Data Recovery is a program that is very professional and powerful for Canon video recovery. It will scan the SD/CF card of the Canon cameras and Canon camcorders, listing the recoverable files no matter for what reason you have deleted the videos from the Canon camcorder.

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  • Restore videos from Canon camcorder no matter for what reason you have lost them, purposely or unintentional deletion, SD card formatting, virus attack, videos missing during transferring, etc.
  • Repair corrupted videos during the scanning process, making them openable.
  • Standalone version for Windows PC and Mac, giving people the option to retrieve deleted videos from Canon camcorder.
  • It can also recover deleted photos from a Canon camera or get other files back.
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from Canon Camcorder (Canon Vixia)

  1. Connect Canon Camcorder with Computer
  2. You can take out the CF/SD card from Canon Camcorder, and then connect it with your computer, on which you’re going to perform Canon video recovery. Or for convenience, connect the Canon camcorder with your computer directly. When the camcorder or SD card is regarded as an external hard drive, it’s done.

  3. Install the Canon Video Recovery Software
  4. There are separate versions of the data recovery software for Windows OS as well as macOS. Please click the DOWNLOAD button to get the right version for your computer. After then, install it on your computer. it’s risk-free. Feel free to use it.

  5. Launch it and click go to setting to cancel other file types
  6. Scan Canon Camcorder for Recoverable Files
  7. After then, you can see the drive list. Please move your mouse over the list and you can see the "Scan" button. Click the one beside the Canon camcorder. It will begin to scan the Canon camcorder for recoverable files.

  8. Preview the found Video Files
  9. Wait for the scanning process to finish. After then, you can see the found files are put directly. Click "Deleted Files" and you can see all the found deleted videos from the Canon camcorder. Select them one by one to check the details.

  10. Choose the file you need and click "Recover" to save them to a new location.

Repair Corrupted Videos from Canon Camcorder

As I have mentioned above, iBeesoft Data Recovery has the ability to repair corrupted videos if the videos get corruption after deletion. How does it do it? During the scanning process, the data recovery software tool will collect video fragments, match them with the videos, and fix the corruption. That’s means, after the scanning process, you can open the videos to preview them.

Frequently Asked Questions for Canon Video Recovery

Q: Can accidentally be deleted videos be recovered?

A common cause of data loss on Canon camcorder memory cards is accidental deletion. In addition to deletion, data loss is caused by formatting the SD card. For example, the memory is full and more space needs to be vacated. For example, a memory card is infected with the virus, the camera memory card have to be formatted to clean it up. So these video recordings have been deleted from the camcorder memory card, can they be recovered? The answer is yes because the files we deleted by mistake did not really disappear, and when the new files were overwritten, we really couldn't get them back. So if we do Canon camcorder video recovery in time.

Q: How do I get back a deleted video recording from Canon camcorder?

Yes! You have two tasks to do. First, stop using the Canon camcorder and it will protect the deleted recording from being overwritten. After then, do Canon video recovery with iBeesoft Data Recovery as soon as possible.

  1. Connect the Canon camcorder to the computer using a data cable
  2. Download and install iBeesoft Data Recovery on your system.
  3. Click the "Scan" button beside the Canon camcorder to let it extract deleted data.
  4. Find the recoverable files from the scanning result and preview them.
  5. Select needed video recordings and click "Recover" to save them.

Q: Can you get back deleted videos on Canon camera?

Yes, you can find videos on Canon camera. You can follow the simple guide below or read the detailed guide for how to recover deleted videos from Canon camera.

  1. Connect the Canon camera with your computer.
  2. Install iBeesoft data recovery software.
  3. Launch it and click the "Scan" button for the connected Canon camera.
  4. Wait for the scanning process to finish and select recoverable videos to preview.
  5. Select target videos and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Q: How can I recover deleted videos from my camera for free?

There is data recovery freeware to do the video recovery from the camera. However, many of them are only available to recover 500MB of videos. iBeesoft Free Data Recovery can offer video file size up to 2GB for totally free. You can try it.

  1. Connect your camera card with your system.
  2. Download and install iBeesoft Free Data Recovery on your PC.
  3. Launch the free data recovery and click the "Scan" button for the camera.
  4. When the scanning process is finished, find the recoverable videos.
  5. Preview the recoverable files.
  6. Select the needed ones and click "Recover" to save them on your computer, not on your camera.


Canon video recovery is not as hard as you can think of. If you have protected the deleted videos well, then the video recovery success rate is very high. iBeesoft Data Recovery is always helpful in the first place.