Extract Erased Video Files from PS3

Faced any situation wherein you deleted vital video files from PS3 hard drive on Windows computer and searching for possible way to restore them? Then glance this article to know simple steps to recover it effortlessly.

PS3 is abbreviated as PlayStation 3, released by Sony Entertainment. PS3 comforts users to play games with it; more than playing, it can also be used as movie player, picture album and music player. PS3 has high expandable storage capacity hard drive to save media files, Office files and other files with ease. Just like computer hard drive and other storage devices, even PS3 hard drive is prone to accidental deletion of videos and other files in it. Since PS3 hard drive is externally connected to Windows computer, erased video files will bypass Recycle Bin leading to permanent deletion of videos loss.

For example, when video files present in PS3 hard drive gets infected with virus and if it becomes inaccessible. At that time, file system might get corrupt by performing noxious actions. In order to make those video files accessible, the only option is formatting. By formatting the PS3 hard drive, entire files will be wiped out where precious video files stored in it get erased automatically. They are many other reasons for deletion of video files on PS3 hard drive as mentioned below:

  • Erasing music files using command prompt will permanently delete video files from PS3 Hard drive
  • Accidentally hitting on ‘Delete’ option instead of ‘copy’ while moving video files from PS3 HDD to computer will lead to deletion of those files forever
  • If your video files are infected by virus, then the anti-virus utility may remove those files without notifying users

Deleted video files from PS3 hard drive can be recovered back easily by employing reliable file recovery product. Because only the index value will be cleared from registry when files are erased from it so it is not removed forever.

Software to recover erased video files fro PS3:

Erased videos can be retrieved effectively from PS3 hard drive using Yodot Photo Recovery on Windows system. It is added with advanced scanning engine so that not even a single file will be missed during recovery. Apart from video files, it can restore music, picture and RAW photos from PS3 hard drive. It can retrieve MP4, MOV, MPEG, MPG, ALE, AEPX and many other video file formats from PS3 hard drive and other digital gadgets. It is capable of restoring videos of variant file types from external hard drive, memory card, USB drive, FireWire drive, SSD drives and many more gadgets. This application recovers videos from folder as well on Windows OS based computers like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Steps to recover deleted videos from PS3:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool on healthy computer and connect PS3 hard drive to it
  • After completion of installation, launch the program to start recovery process by given instruction
  • You will get two options on main screen as ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ and ‘Lost Photo Recovery'
  • Choose ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ option to restore deleted video files from PS3 hard drive and proceed next
  • Select the drive that displays PS3 hard drive
  • Now select the file types or click on 'Skip' option to select all files by default then allow it to scan
  • After the completion of scanning process, you can view restored video files in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally save those rescued video files on desired destination location but not on the same drive

Rule to Follow:

  • Never connect your PS3 hard drive to any virus infected system
  • Maintain proper backup of important video files on multiple storage drive

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