How to Recover Deleted or Lost Videos on Mac?

Videos, alike photos, are the traces of our precious recollections. Still, the video is a digital data and it is not easy to avoid video loss or deletion completely.

Most of the times, videos get deleted or go missing on Mac,

  • By accidental deletion of video files or folders on OS X
  • Wrongly formatting the video player or the storage media on Mac that holds video clips
  • Digital recorder, camera or camcorder error while connecting to Mac machine
  • Memory card error when trying to move files from card to Mac
  • Ejecting memory card abruptly while watching or recording video on Mac
  • Virus intrusion on storage drive where videos are saved

When videos files are deleted, their space will be marked as Deleted Data on the storage drive. When videos are lost their identity will be removed from the Mac file system. Thus, the Mac OS X file system hides deleted or lost videos.

So, deleted or lost videos will be still present on the same storage drive but in an inaccessible state. But, once the deleted/lost videos are overwritten by new data, the video will be actually removed from the storage drive.

That's why you have chances to recover lost or deleted videos from Mac.

Note: Stop using your Mac computer drive soon after the data loss, to increase the possibility of video recovery on Mac.

Perfect Video Recovery Software for Mac:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery wizard is an ideal professional Mac video recovery software that makes video recovery on Mac easy and effortless even for novice users. It works effectively in restoring lost or erased video files and even allows you to play and check the clip before you save it on your Mac.

It supports almost all major versions OS X including macOS Sierra. The utility offers a few easy and quick steps to help users to complete Mac video recovery. The program can recover lost or deleted videos formats like AVI, MPEG, MOV, MP4, MPG, ASF, M4V, 3GP, MTS etc. easily. So, why delay? Try its free trial version now!


How to Recover Deleted or Lost Videos on Mac?

Step 1: Run Yodot Mac Photo Recovery program on your Mac (not on the volume from which you want to recover videos) and click on Deleted Photo Recovery (if you want to recover deleted videos) Lost Photo Recovery (if you wish to restore lost videos).

Main Screen

Step 2: Select the volume from where you want to recover videos files on Mac and click on Next button.

Select Volume

Step 3: Select Music and Video as File Types to recover from your Mac.

Select Music and Video

Step 4: The software scans your selected volume and shows all recovered video clips.

View Recovered Video Clips

Step 5: Preview recovered videos files and Save them to your desired location (not on the volume from where video files are restored).

Save Video Files

Precautions to Avoid Loss of Video Files:

  • It is recommended to keep a backup of your important videos clips on a safe storage device to greatly avoid data loss
  • Double-check before you delete any video file (make sure either you have a backup of it or you no longer need it)

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