Video Recovery Mac | How to Recover Deleted Videos on Mac

Updated to macOS Data Recovery Tips by Robert on Jun 7, 2023 | Approved by Daryl Baxter

" Can you restore deleted videos from Mac or video recovery Mac? I accidentally 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. "

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 get back videos in Mac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac. Check out the details for how to recover deleted videos on 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 video recovery Mac tool, they can be saved again to your Mac.

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

Best Video Recovery Mac Software to Restore Deleted Videos on Mac

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 get deleted videos back on Mac quickly, you can try iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. It is specially designed for people to recover deleted files on Mac or external storage devices. Here are some of its features:

Your Safe & Effective Video Recovery Software for Mac

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  • Support for getting almost all video files, like AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLV, SWF and more.
  • Two scanning modes: quick scan and deep scan, make a better video recovery result.
  • Supports retrieve video files from Mac hard disk, SD card, USB drive etc due to deleted, formatted, emptied trash, reinstallation or Mac OS X upgrade etc.
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Guide for How to Retrieve Videos on Mac

Here are the simple steps for how to find deleted videos on Mac. 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 Mac OS X 10.6 and later.

  1. Target the videos to scan
  2. 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 "Videos" 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.

  3. Select hard drive/volume to scan
  4. In the following window, all volumes and hard drives available will be listed. Please select the volume or hard disk from where you have deleted the videos on Mac and click the "Scan" button, letting the tool scan for the videos.

  5. Select recoverable files to save
  6. 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 get back 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.

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. The best free Mac file recovery software will scan deeper and fully recover deleted videos on Mac.