How to Get Back MXF File

MXF (Material Exchange Format) is a file format used by digital audio and video media software. MXF is a type of media file which can be either audio or video file depending on the specifics of a file. When these files are wrapped in an MXF file format, no conversion takes place and the original file does not lose quality. HD video and audio files with multiple soundtracks retain its data and sound same as if they were not part of an MXF. This file format is designed to play on computer running on any operating system. In order to access MXF files, you should add different types of software to your computer. But the big problem with MXF file is the devices in which MXF are used to store is prone to data loss due to human errors or corruption.

To detail about MXF file loss let us go through a scenario wherein you were deleting few unneeded MXF files from your Mac machine and while selecting MXF files using “Control” key, mistakenly you chose important MXF file and gave command to delete it. Since you had the habit of emptying Trash Bin after each deletion, you emptied Trash Bin as well without checking its content. Few minutes later you realized that you have deleted important MXF file along with unnecessary one. You could not look for those files in Trash, as you had emptied it and unfortunately you did not allow “Time Machine” to backup your files before deletion. At that moment you may think that those deleted MXF files cannot be restored at any cost. But the sweet truth is you can recover them with the aid of video file recovery software.

Few more situations responsible for MXF file loss:

  • Deleting MXF files from Mac Terminal: There are some Mac users who still prefer deleting files using Mac Terminal even though Mac provides graphical user interface. When you delete any file using Mac Terminal, then it does not get stored in Trash Bin and gets deleted from Mac. Therefore if you mistakenly delete MXF file, then you will lose it permanently from Mac computer
  • Virus Infection: Although Mac operating system is built in with powerful antivirus software, sometimes it cannot deal with some dangerous viruses. Under such circumstances, viruses might spread widely and delete MXF file along with other files present in your Mac machine
  • Formatting Mac Hard Drive: You may prefer to format the hard drive of Mac when it is loaded with unwanted files. But often it may so happens that by mistake you may select the volume that has important files. In such case you will lose not only MXF file but other data stored in that particular volume

MXF File Recovery Software

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is the perfect choice if you are looking to recover MXF files from Mac machine. This software uses non-destructive video recovery feature that facilitates the restoration of video files without any risk. Even though the name of the software indicates that it is photo recovery software, you are able to recover videos, music files and other data from Mac hard drive and external storage media. Along with MXF file format, you are able to rescue  few more video and audio file formats like AEPX, MPEG, M4V, AVI, MPG, MP4 etc. on different versions of Mac operating systems such as Mac OS X 10.5 x (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.7(Lion).

Steps to perform MXF File Recovery

  • Download the software and install it to your Mac computer
  • In case you need to recover MXF files from external storage media then attach it to your Mac computer.
  • Once the installation process gets completed run it and start to recover MXF file
  • As soon as you run the software you can see two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Choose anyone according to the situation you have faced
  • Now choose the drive from where you want to recover MXF file and click Next
  • Select file types to be recovered and then make your selection by utilizing two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview media files and then save it in a location that is desired

Tips to overcome data loss:

  • Allow Time machine to backup data so that you can restore it whenever you are in need
  • Never empty Trash unless and until you check it properly
  • Double check MXF file before deleting it