Rescue Deleted Music and Video Files

“Need quick help. I erased videos and music files on my system hard drive while trying to backup essential audio and video files from a folder by accidentally pressing delete option. This bypassed Recycle Bin as I used Shift - Delete keys to delete those files. So how can I recover deleted music and videos without causing any damage to files? Please share your useful suggestions regarding this. Thanks in advance.”

This might be a situation with many of the users as all of us frequently save media data like pictures, music and videos on system hard drives, external storage drives and other storage devices for various purposes. There are vivid types of music and videos that are used in day-to-day activities that hold valuable information. Hence, if these media files get futile from any storage device, then users face huge loss; the most common way of losing music and videos is through deletion. Users could erase videos and audio files from system hard drive or from other external storage device in these following situations:

  • Unexpectedly erasing necessary music and video files from command prompt or while deleting unwanted files
  • Accidentally deleting audio or videos from external storage devices connected to system will make the files to bypass Recycle Bin
  • Deleting any music / video files thinking that it is not required further but later finding need of those deleted files
  • Deleting files when Recycle Bin is enabled with the option “Do Not move deleted files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted” will remove those files completely
  • Emptying Recycle Bin soon after any deletion process, erasing large sized video files that cannot fit in Recycle Bin, virus attacks and running inappropriate antivirus tool will also cause deletion of audio and video files

When these media files are erased from storage devices on Windows computer, user may worry about how to recover erased music and videos. Before knowing about recovery, one should know that soon after erasing any necessary videos and audios from system; no new data should be added to the storage device from which files were erased; by doing so data overwriting may reduce the chances of deleted file recovery. Very next, employ any excellent media file recovery tool like Yodot Photo Recovery to get back erased audio and video files.

Brief note about audio and video recovery tool:

Yodot Photo Recovery is recommended by many industrial data recovery experts as it follows secure method to restore media files like music and videos. This utility can rescue audios and videos in AMR, AIFF, WMA, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, MPEG, DIVX, 3GP, WMV, M4V and many other file types. This application can retrieve deleted Windows Media Player files like photos, videos and music files. Apart from system hard drive, this tool can restore media files even from external hard drives, USB flash drives, iPods, SSDs, Memory Sticks and memory cards used on mobile phones and cameras, MP3 players, media players, camcorders and other devices that are compatible on Windows PCs. One can use this amazing recovery product on laptops / desktops that operate with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS versions.

Recovery steps to get back music and videos that are deleted:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on your Windows computer from where audio and video files are deleted
  • If files are erased from other storage devices, then connect that storage device to this Windows system and proceed
  • Install the software and run it by following onscreen instructions
  • From main screen click on ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ option in order to get deleted media files
  • Next, select the storage drive from which music and video files were deleted
  • Further, you can mention the file types that you wish to recover or else simply skip the step
  • Let the software scan the selected drive completely
  • When scanning ends, view the restored files in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • Preview selected music and video files listed under two view types and at last save them to new destination location

Remember This!!

  • Avoid saving retrieved audio and video files to same old location from where they were deleted as this will induce data overwriting
  • Use powerful antivirus tool to get rid of malicious programs on system that could erase media files otherwise
  • Be sure that you are not deleting required media files from storage device

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