WMV Video File Recovery Software

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"I accidentally erased a video that I recorded using my webcam, it was of WMV format. Since I deleted the video file using “Shift + Delete” keys, I cannot find my deleted WMV video file in Recycle Bin. And worse was that I forgot to save a copy of it in different drive. I need this video file!! How can I get it bring it back and view my video?"

WMV stands for Windows Media Video, this is a compressed video format developed and produced by Microsoft. This video file format is widely used in Windows computers, digital cameras, iPods, PSP, mobile phones etc to save recorded videos. WMV video stream is often combined with audio stream i.e. Windows Media Audio (WMA) to provide high quality videos. Although these files are developed for Windows, it can also be played on Mac platform.

But, sometimes these video files go missing from computer hard drive due to numerous reasons. But don’t think that after deletion or loss, files are permanently erased from hard drive. Until and unless deleted video files are overwritten by new file content, you can recover WMV video files with the help of excellent video recovery software such as Yodot Photo Recovery.

Main Reasons for deletion or loss of WMV video files are:

  • Human Mistakes: After deleting WMV file, you would have emptied Recycle Bin without checking its contents (or) you might have accidentally pressed on "Deleted All" button while viewing video files from camera, iPod or any other device
  • Unintentional Format: Formatting your Windows hard drive or any storage drive which had your WMV files by mistake
  • Transfer Errors: Unexpected system shutdown or removal of connected drive while transferring WMV files from external drive to computer or vice versa
  • Drive or Card Corruption: Corruption of hard disk or memory card, where your WMV files were stored after file system corruption or virus/malware infections
  • Other Reasons: Software malfunction, physical problems with storage media, bad sectors, etc are other reasons

Irrespective of the reason behind loss of your WMV video file, you can make use of Yodot Photo Recovery utility to retrieve them back. This wonderful tool can be utilized to get back deleted lost or missing WMV video files from hard disk, memory cards, iPods, PSP, removable hard disk, flash drives, etc. The tool also supports recovery of other video file formats like AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, RM, MPEG, MPG, XVID and so on. Additionally, you can retrieve other media files like images, songs, movies, and documents files from various storage media on Windows operating system.

Steps to restore WMV video files:

  • Download Yodot software from the website and install it to your Windows desktop/laptop
  • Open the installed software via “Start” menu or desktop shortcut
  • “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” options will be displayed on the main screen, choose the option based on your WMV file loss scenario
  • The software starts scanning the system and shows all the logical and external drives from it, select the drive from where files are to be recovered and click “Next”
  • The next screen, displays file type, where you can choose WMV file type or simply click on “Skip” button to display all lost file types
  • The application starts scanning again and displays all the recovered files from the selected drive
  • View the files that are restored by Yodot photo recovery tool and preview the WMV video file
  • Finally, save your WMV file to the desired destination location

Suggestions:

  • Don’t save your rescued files back to the same drive from where you deleted or lost them, because it might result in overwriting
  • Regularly back up your important WMV or any other files, so that you can restore them back in case of any kind of data loss
  • Never play your WMV video files on incompatible video players

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