How to Retrieve MP4 Video Files?

MP4 or MPEG-4 part 14 is a multi media container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4. MP4 may refer to the MPEG-4 technology in general or to its file structure, which uses the .MP4 extension. These MP4 video files are widely used for streaming over the internet. In addition to that, most of the commonly used digital cameras record videos in MP4 format.

Sometimes, MP4 files can go missing from your system or other storage device due to diverse reasons. If this is so, then first thing you should do is to check your Recycle Bin folder or by typing the MP4 video file name on search option. If you cannot find these video files, then you must use good video file recovery tool to restore your lost or deleted MP4 video files. But before going through this video recovery tool, let us know the causes for MP4 video file deletion or loss on storage devices.

Common facts for loss of MP4 files are listed below:

  • Accidentally emptying the Recycle Bin or deleting the MP4 video files by using “Shift + Delete” key combination
  • Sudden interruptions like power surge can make you lose your precious MP4 videos while transferring them from storage device to another
  • If your MP4 video files are infected by virus, then while scanning for virus the anti-virus application may delete infected MP4 videos
  • Unintentionally formatting your storage device will deleted all your essential MP4 video files that are stored on it

Don’t get disappointed; if you have lost MP4 video files in your system or other storage device due to the above mentioned problem. There are several ways to overcome this type of problem with MP4 video files. The best way of recovering lost or deleted MP4 video files is by using any effective video recovery software. Yodot Photo Recovery software is designed with special algorithms that scans the entire storage medium block-by-block and restores all files present on it. This application is virus free and has user friendly interface, so that non-technical users can perform video recovery on their own by using this software.

Best MP4 video recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery tool is efficient video file recovery software used by many users to get back lost or deleted MP4 video files. This software can restore other media files like pictures, audios, videos and other document files that are stored on your system. It has the ability to retrieve MP4 videos or other media files such as photos, RAW images, music files and also basic files along with stickies that disappeared on Mac or Windows system. It can restore media files from various storage devices like internal hard drives, external HDDs, thumb drives, memory cards, etc on Windows system. This application provides “RAW Search” option to find the specific files with the help of their unique signature in order to avoid full scanning of the selected storage drive. Users can preview recovered media files and save them to preferred location if they are happy with results.

Procedure for recovering MP4 video files on Windows OS:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software on your Windows system
  • Launch the software to start recovery process and follow the recovery procedure present on screen
  • In main screen, you will find two options i.e., “Delete Photo Recovery” and  “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select the appropriate option depending on your MP4 video loss scenario
  • The application will scan the entire hard drive and displays all logical drives that are present in your computer
  • Choose the particular logical drive from which you need to retrieve MP4 videos and click on “Next” option
  • The software scans the selected drive and displays all the recovered MP4 video files from your computer in two different views i.e., “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview  your deleted MP4 video files by using “Preview” option and save them to the desired location (except to the drive from which you are trying to retrieve MP4 videos)

Useful Tips:

  • Install an excellent anti-virus application to provide security for MP4 videos that are stored on the system
  • It’s good to have additional backup of essential MP4 video files on other reliable storage device
  • Don’t use any third-party tool for converting MP4 video files to other video file formats

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