How to Get Deleted Videos From DVR?

“Hi, I use secret video recorder in my office to keep track of visitors on daily basis. Recorded videos on DVR camera will get saved in memory card mounted on it. Today I removed this card from DVR and connected to my desktop to transfer all those video footages to store it in a safe place. Then I deleted all files from card to free its memory. But soon I realized that few videos were not transferred completely from memory card and I lost those video files as I deleted them from memory card. However, I read somewhere that deleted videos are retrievable. So, can anyone suggest me how to recover deleted videos from DVR memory card? Please help.”

DVR – digital video recorders are the smart devices that are widely in use to record video footages in digital format like .mpg .vob, so on. DVRs are in use from multinational corporate to domestic purposes wherein it records video and saves it to memory card, internal hard drive, USB flash drive, SSD or other mass storage devices. There are various manufacturers of DVRs with vast specifications; thus user can opt for required DVR according to one’s need. Unfortunately, one may lose video files recorded using DVR in possible ways and become a victim of video file loss in diverse situations as listed below:

  • Unintentional deletion of any video from DVR thinking that it is not required further, but later realizing that you erased a wrong file
  • Connecting DVR to malware infected system can sometimes auto-erase any video files from its storage device without user understanding
  • Formatting DVR’s memory device when connected to any system accidentally or intentionally as it shows format error due to file system corruption will wipe off all videos present in it

Apart from deletion, there are other modes in which user may lose important video files from DVR. In precise, if user holds no backup of necessary videos from DVR, above mentioned scenarios may cause vital loss of data. But with the growing technology, it is now possible to extract deleted video from DVR in an easy approach. When any video is been deleted from DVR, stop recording new videos and immediately make use skillful video file recovery tool to get back erased videos.

DVR erased video recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is the highly recommended tool by experts to retrieve deleted videos and other media files from DVR. This tool is capable of recovering video file types like MPEG, MOV, AVI, MPG, DIVX, VOB, MP4, M4V, FLV, WMV, 3GP and others without much trouble. This utility can rescue video files from memory cards, flash USB drive, external hard drive, internal hard drive, SSD, FireWire drive and other storage devices. Apart from DVR, it also helps in recovering deleted videos on cell phone, iPod, camera, camcorder and many other digital gadgets. Its intuitive restoration modules neatly scans storage drives to extract videos as well as pictures, music files and RAW images of vivid file types. This advanced photo recovery toolkit is applicable for restoring media files from all types of storage devices formatted with FAT16, FAT32, ReFS, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT file systems. One can employ this program on Windows installed with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 to accomplish media data recovery.

Follow steps given below to get deleted videos from DVR:

  • Connect the storage device of DVR to a healthy Windows computer through proper connectivity
  • Then download Yodot Photo Recovery software and complete its installation on this system
  • Run the program from desktop icon or from Start menu and wait for main screen
  • Main screen displaying two major options, “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” will get displayed
  • Click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to regain erased videos from DVR
  • In next screen, choose the storage drive that is associated with DVR and proceed
  • Also mention the video file types that you need to rescue or else simply click on “Mark All”
  • Proceeding further, program scans selected storage drive to restore all erased video files from it
  • A list of recovered videos will be shown in two different view types called ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Toggle between the view types and if necessary Preview selected video files for ensuring recovered video file quality
  • At last, save all these video files to a new destination location on host computer hard drive for further usage


  • Do not save recovered video files back to same storage drive of DVR as it causes data overwriting
  • Backup all obligatory files from DVR in other external storage devices to block unexpected file loss

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