How to Retrieve Videos from DVR?

“Hi everyone, I was transferring few files from DVR memory card to my Macintosh computer. While transferring, suddenly power failed and process was halted. Few files which still dint get transferred from DVR storage memory card are missing. They are not present either on DVR or on Mac computer. I do not have any other option to restore lost DVR files. Please help me retrieve videos from DVR. Thanks in advance…”

Above may be the scenario in which files from DVR will be lost. DVRs are nothing but Digital Video Recorders using which you can record number of videos. They internally use hard drives or memory cards as storage media to save video recordings. While using your DVRs, you may lose videos as given in above case. Also, there are various scenarios in which video files get deleted or lost from DVR as given below:

  • Accidental Deletion: Deleting important videos while deleting unwanted videos from DVR
  • Formatting: Formatting storage drive of DVR deletes all files saved on it including video files
  • Deleted while Antivirus Scan: While scanning for viruses, antivirus software may delete video files from DVR if cannot be fix issue
  • RAW File System: Sometimes file system of memory card or hard drive being used in DVR can get corrupt due to virus or malware attacks and it won’t get recognized leading to loss of videos

Irrespective of the scenario in which video recordings got deleted or lost from DVR, you can restore them using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software.

DVR video recovery software:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is effective software to recover videos missing or erased from DVR on your Mac computer. This utility is capable of retrieving videos which are usually in MPEG, MPG, MP4, AVI, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, RM, M4V, BDM and other file formats. This program is able to restore files from DVR of different brands like ReplayTV, TiVo, etc. Other than DVR, it is possible to accomplish video recovery from iPod, memory card, flash drives, Memory Sticks, portable media players, system hard drive, external hard drive and other storage media. This video recovery application can be used to retrieve videos, photos, RAW images, audio files and other files all supported storage drives in simple steps. Moreover, it successfully restores video files from all supported storage drives on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS versions.

Steps for getting back videos from DVR:

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software and install it on your Mac machine
  • Connect DVR to system and run installed software
  • From main screen of software, select “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” option depending on scenario faced by you
  • Then select icon of DVR and click on “Next”
  • Select video file  types on DVR from next screen of software and click on “Next”
  • Software begins to scan for videos on DVR and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select recovered videos and click on “Preview” option to play sample of them
  • Browse a location on Macintosh machine and save recovered videos from DVR

Handy Tips:

  • Scan for viruses on DVR and avoid video file deletion during anti-virus scan
  • Keep backup of your important videos on DVR on any data storage device

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