Get Back Deleted Movies from USB Drives

“You have connected USB drive to Windows computer to watch few movies that you have got from your friend. When you opened the USB drive to view files present in it, you found that some movies were turned to shortcuts. As you were aware of the manual way to remove shortcuts from folder, you did not bother about it. Later, you opened command prompt to remove shortcut but instead of applying proper way; you have followed wrong method and this has resulted in removing entire movies including those which have not been converted to shortcuts. You asked your friend once again for those movies, but for your bad luck he has already deleted them from his computer. You may feel very bad at that moment.

Well, don’t be disappointed!!! Since computer offers many outstanding features, it is obvious to face situation like you. However, deleted movies from USB drive can be easily obtained back by using movie file recovery software. But first and foremost thing that you have to do before trying to recover your movies is to know about the reason behind its loss. It will give you clear idea on how to overcome such data loss situation in future. Here we have gathered few instances for losing movie files from USB drive listed below for your reference:

  • Mistakenly deleting Movies: In case clarity of a movie is not that good, then you may decide to remove it from your USB drive. But during the process of deletion, you may accidentally choose movies which are very important. Since Windows operating system does not have feature to store files deleted from external storage media, it will immediately remove from USB drive
  • Virus attacks: If you have good quality antivirus software installed in your computer, then it will detect harmful viruses present in USB drive. If USB drive contains movies which is infected with viruse,s then antivirus software will automatically delete them (If you have changed settings)
  • Deletion of movies while transferring: Few users have habit to right click on the drive and select the option “Copy” at the time of moving movies from USB drive to computer. In case you carefully copy files and click upon “Copy” option your movies are smoothly transferred to Windows computer. However, some users click on “Delete” option instead of “Copy” and lose their movie files from USB drive

Movie file recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery software shows you the safest way to recover deleted movies from USB drive on Windows based computers. Most of the users get confused from its name as it is named as photo recovery tool. Although it has been introduced to restore photos, it has developed with special features that will help you to recover not only photos but other media files like RAW image files, video files, music files and other documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and so on). It can help you to recover movie files having AVI, MP4, MOV, VOB, WMV, MPEG, XVID, M4V, DIVX and other file formats. This utility will categorize recovered movie files according name, data and size so that you can easily recognize which file you should choose to recover. Also, it will help you to view retrieved videos (based on size) before you go further to save it in a location. You can restore deleted movies from computer hard drive as well as from external storage device such as iPods, USB drives, memory cards, external hard drives and so on Windows OS.

Procedure to restore deleted movies from USB:

  • Connect USB drive to your Windows computer and wait till it shows up on the screen
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to the computer on which you have connected USB drive
  • Run the application and follow guidelines which you can see on the screen
  • Choose the drive that indicate USB drive and click on “Next” to go further
  • Now mark on required file types which indicates movie files otherwise hit on “Skip” to recover entire data
  • Use “Data View” and “File Type View” for easy selection
  • Preview media files to see if its quality is good
  • Finally save them on a location other than USB drive

Useful Guidelines:

  • Do not copy any movie to your USB drive in case the computer is infected with viruses
  • Never use command prompt function to execute any operation when USB drive is connected to the computer

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