Restoration of Old Video Files

“Guys, please help!! All my old video files that I had stored in external drive as hidden folder are missing. I searched by enabling show hidden files but still unable to find them. Can anyone suggest me appropriate way to get back old videos that are missing?”

Video files are the best way to sustain memorable moments forever because it brings back all past events in front of eyes. Most of us cherish videos by saving them in computer hard drive and external storage devices like pen drive, portable hard drive, memory cards, etc. These video files can be of different file formats like .avi, .mpg, .mp4, .mov, etc. However, old video files may disappear from storage devices in most distinct way as explained above. Similar scenarios wherein users end up losing old videos are briefed below:

  • Mistakenly deleting old videos from system hard drive while removing unwanted movies with the help of Shift+Del or command prompt options
  • Removing user account on system will also erase files related to that user including his / her old videos saved in system drive
  • Accidental formatting of any external storage device carrying old videos instead of formatting other drive or unintentionally erasing videos from such external storage media will wipe off old videos along with other files completely
  • In the process of moving old videos from system hard drive to portable storage device or vice-versa, abruptly ejecting external storage media in the midst of transfer process will result in missing of those old videos
  • Corruption of storage media holding old videos due to malware, incorrect usage of storage media and other software conflicts may even cause unavailability of old videos

Though video files may become unavailable in these situations, do not think that your precious old movies are lost forever. Deleted, missing or lost old video files can be easily extracted if right software is used at right time.

Old video files recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is one among the best software to retrieve media files from various storage devices. This tool can excellently recover old videos from Windows system as well as external hard disk, USB pen drive, memory cards, SSD, FireWire drive and other storage devices. It has caliber to bring back videos with MP4, MPEG, AVS, AVI, MOV, ALE, RM, M4V and other file formats. Along with old video files, this tool can even restore audios from MP3 player, iPod models and audio recorder on Windows computer. In addition you can use this tool to bring back pictures, RAW images, documents, folders, compressed archives and other file formats after deletion or loss. This utility is compatible on Windows computers that function with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Follow these simple steps to bring back old video files:

  • Easily download and install Yodot Photo Recovery utility on Windows computer
  • Proceed with onscreen instructions and successfully run the utility
  • When main screen shows off, click on either ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ or ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ option based how old videos were lost
  • Next screen shows all drives associated with that Windows system
  • Select required partition or drive from which old video files have to be rescued
  • Moving next, select old movie file types to restore or you can simply click Mark All button
  • Software completely scans chosen drive, wait till it ends
  • Once scanning completes, have a look at restored videos in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’ modes
  • View restored old video files along with its details using ‘Preview’ option
  • Later, choose a destination location and save all recovered old video files in it by clicking on Save option

Important Note:

  • Save all your old video files in secure location to avoid unexpected file loss
  • Avoid storage devices with old videos, from getting corrupt by taking necessary steps

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