How to Get Back Files from Corrupted Movie Maker?

Movie Maker is a tool introduced by Microsoft to create and edit videos. After creating videos it allows you to publish them on social sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, OneDrive and Vimeo. Also, it is open source available to everyone at free cost. It contains different features like effects, time line narration, audio track, titles, credits and transitions. Along with this, Movie Maker will create its own distinct video file while editing videos, so you can create several distinct movies using the same footage.

Issues related to Movie Maker:

As we discussed above, after having these many features also some time Movie Maker arises some issues to user which may not be handled by non-technical user. For example, while accessing Movie Maker files it may throw errors like:

Sorry, Windows Movie Maker can’t open this product file. The file may not be compatible with Windows Live Movie Maker or be corrupted. Please select a different project file

Sorry, this project cannot be opened because it was created in a version of Windows Live Movie Maker that isn’t compatible with this current version

The above kind of issues may arise due to Movie Maker corruption. This might happen due to compatibility issue i.e., If you open newer version movie maker file in older one then it may get corrupt and displays above kind of error messages while trying to access it and sometimes it may show empty file. Another common reason is, if Movie Maker is severely infected with viruses then it will become inaccessible. In such case, the photos or videos which you have used in that movie maker may get lost.

Once Movie Maker is corrupted how to restore files from it?

To solve this above kind of issues Microsoft has provided a manual procedure; but that procedure cannot be understood by non-technical user because it is related to HTML coding. But another simple solution is there to recover files from corrupted Movie Maker i.e., using file recovery software. If you want to recover your files quickly and accurately from corrupted Movie Maker, then utilize Yodot Photo Recovery software.

Software to retrieve files from corrupted Movie Maker:

photo recovery is the best software to recover files from corrupted Movie Maker on Windows system. By using this tool, you can retrieve photo files, project files, video files, audio files from corrupted Movie Maker. Apart from Movie Maker files, it can also support to regain different video files formats (XVID, AVI, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, RM) from Windows media player, Picasa, photo library, Windows media center and so on. Apart from this, it can also get back video files, Raw images and deleted songs from Memory card, hard drives (SATA / SCSI / IDE etc.), external drives, FireWire Drives, memory card, iPods, USB drive, memory stick and other devices. This application has special built-in algorithm which is designed to regain files based on file name, date of creation, file size and file type. This application is compatible with all the versions of Windows operating system such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.

Procedure to recover files from corrupted movie maker:


  • Avoid to access new version Movie Maker files in older versions in order to prevent Movie Maker corruption
  • Always use updated antivirus virus software to avoid file loss situations
  • Try to use updated Movie Maker version to prevent compatibility issues

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