How to Recover Deleted or Lost Multimedia Files?

You have created a folder on your Windows computer and added all the multimedia files like photos, videos, music files and movies in it. As those multimedia files were very important, you thought of taking backup of those files on an external storage device. Soon after connecting external storage device, you right clicked on the folder to copy it. But in place of hitting on “Copy” option, mistakenly you clicked on “Delete” option situated below “Copy” option. This operation has resulted in deleting the folder that was supposed to get transferred to external storage media. Without getting tensed, you searched for the folder in Recycle Bin but since the size of the folder was larger than Recycle Bin’s capacity, it has bypassed by not redirecting to Recycle Bin.

Under such circumstance, you might presume that the multimedia files are lost and cannot be restored back. However, this is not true actually; though you cannot find multimedia files on your computer, you can get them back using perfect media recovery program as explained in this page. Before that let’s see the common scenarios for losing multimedia files from computer as well as other storage media:

  • Accidental deletion: While deleting not so important files, you may choose few vital multimedia files and delete them from your computer. Fortunately, you can restore them from Recycle Bin, but many users either empty Recycle Bin immediately after deletion or y use shift + delete keys to erase multimedia and other files from system
  • Deleting before copying: Sometimes you may select few multimedia files in order to copy them to another location. But if you delete them before pasting to the desired location, then they will be deleted from your computer
  • Virus interference: It is suggested to run antivirus software whenever you download any file or program from internet. However, if you do not perform scanning process, then viruses might spread widely to your computer and delete few multimedia files without any notification
  • Using command prompt: Even though Windows OS provide easy GUI nowadays, few people are still addicted in using command prompt. In case you use this command to delete multimedia files then it will not be stored in Recycle Bin and get deleted from your computer

Advanced functionalities of multimedia recovery software

Yodot Photo Recovery is an easy to use multimedia recovery application that will restore multimedia files such as JPG, PNG, RAW, MP4 WAV, MP3, ASF, AVI, WMA, MOV, MPG from storage devices such as computer hard drive, external hard drive, iPod, memory card, mobile and camera SD card, pen drive and so on. These utilities are proficient in tackling almost all possible causes of data loss such as deletion, loss, corruption, formatting, hard drive crash etc. Working with this tool is same as working with Windows explorer and that is why recovering multimedia files does not seem to be a difficult task. One of the important aspects of this application is that it will show you the preview of restored multimedia files so that you can decide whether to buy this utility or not.

Steps to commence Multimedia file recovery

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery tool in the system
  • On completion of the installation process, you can view icon on your desktop
  • Run the program and follow the simple procedure to restore multimedia files
  • From the main screen of the program, click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” or Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Once you click on the option, the next screen appears with the list of drives
  • Select the drive from where recovery process has to be carried out and then proceed to next screen
  • Select the multimedia files that were lost from your computer and then start the scanning process
  • As soon as the scanning process gets completed, you can preview the media files before saving them to the location that you prefer


  • Do not use DOS command while deleting multimedia files from your computer
  • Carefully perform the process of copy and paste while moving media files as you may delete them before pasting
  • Soon after downloading any software run antivirus software to remove viruses