How to Retrieve Videos Deleted from Desktop?

“Hi, I have accidentally erased few important videos from my desktop and I emptied Recycle Bin soon after deletion. Erased videos carry crucial information and I cannot afford to lose them. However, I somehow learnt that deleted files can be recovered from desktop. Can anyone please suggest me appropriate method to get deleted videos back from desktop? Please help.”

Video files can be of great importance and losing such videos from desktop can be devastating. Yet, there is manual way for finding deleted videos from desktop, i.e. through Recycle Bin. But, in most of the cases deleted videos won’t get stored in Recycle Bin folder, which becomes a serious problem if videos were erased accidentally. Here are the scenarios in which deleted videos bypass Recycle Bin and get completely erased:

  • Use of Shift+Delete keys to erase any videos from desktop
  • Erasing video files using commands in Run command
  • Deleting videos when Recycle Bin is enabled with the option “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.”
  • Certain times, deletion of large videos from desktop takes place when their file size exceeds Recycle Bin
  • Harmful virus infection to system hard drive may sometimes cause unintended deletion of video files from desktop without any intimation

In above instances, though Recycle Bin will not hold any deleted videos, these files can be easily restored with the help of good photo recovery tool. One of the eminent and effective tools to retrieve deleted videos from desktop is Yodot Photo Recovery software.

Attributes of deleted video recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is excellent solution to rescue deleted movies or video clippings from desktop. Its amazing recovery modules can retrieve videos in AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, DivX, XVID, MPEG and other popular video file formats. Also, this utility can bring back music, photos, RAW images and documents of various types after deletion or loss from desktop along with video files. Not only from desktop, this utility is capable of recovering deleted videos from laptop hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives, external hard drives, iPods, media players and other gadgets with ease. It works well to bring back media files from storage devices that are formatted with FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. This video file retrieval program is designed to work on Windows computers and laptops running with MS Windows 8, 8.1, 7, XP, vista, Server 2008 and 2003 OS versions.

Simple steps to get back erased videos from desktop:

  • Download the software on your Windows desktop from where videos are deleted
  • Install and run the utility according to given instructions
  • In main screen click on ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ option as you want to retrieve deleted video files
  • Then, select the drive / partition that held deleted videos previously; here click on C drive as files saved on desktop will get saved on C drive
  • After choosing the drive, select video file types that are to be restored or else click on ‘Skip’ button
  • Later, wait till the scanning process completes and a list of recovered files get displayed on screen
  • Toggle between two view types and preview selected video files from recovered file list
  • At last, save all necessary recovered videos to target location on computer hard drive to any external storage drive

Points to Remember:

  • Do not erase videos using Shift+Delete and command options
  • Regularly maintain proper backup of essential video files to get rid of unintentional deletion

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