Regain Videos from Recycle Bin

“I have deleted certain videos using ‘Delete’ option from my Windows computer as it was of no use. Today morning I have realized that I have erased an essential video along with unwanted one. I did not feel bad as I was sure that it is present in Recycle Bin. I always open any file by right clicking and choosing ‘open’ option from. This time too I right clicked on ‘Recycle Bin’ icon to open it. However, instead of opting for ‘open’ option, mistakenly I have selected ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ option. Now Recycle bin shows no files in it; please someone help me to regain video files which I have erased from Recycle Bin.”

Recycle Bin is a temporary storage device for those files which you deleted using “Delete” option. It is the best feature of Windows operating system which allows users to put back their files to the same location in case they don’t want it to lose from their computer. However, Recycle Bin has size limitation; it is only about 10% of the capacity of your computer hard drive. So if you delete a large video file as in above case, you will not be able to restore it from Recycle Bin since it bypasses Recycle Bin and gets deleted immediately from your system. Along with this, one may also lose videos from Recycle Bin due to following instances:

  • Mistakenly Deleting: If you have accidentally deleted any video file from your computer; you might visit Recycle Bin to restore it back. The procedure to restore file is very simple; just right click on the file and hit on “Restore” option. But sometimes users may unknowingly select “Delete” option. This will remove video files which you are supposed to restore
  • Emptying Recycle: When memory space of your computer is almost full, you will get a warning message about its size and many users first choose to empty Recycle Bin to free space on computer hard drive. In case any important videos are stored in Recycle Bin, then you will lose them
  • Changing Settings: One can change holding capacity of Recycle Bin from “Properties” option provided in it. In addition to this, one can even decide if they want to store deleted file in Recycle Bin or not. If you change size or disable saving option in Recycle Bin, then you might lose videos from your system

Apart from Recycle Bin, there is no other manual way to recover files which you have deleted from Windows computer. So you should think thousand times before deleting or emptying Recycle Bin folder. If you have already committed the mistake of emptying Recycle Bin and lost precious videos, you still you have another option i.e. using correct photo recovery software.

Video file recovery software:

By downloading Yodot Photo Recovery software, you can instantly bring back deleted as well as lost videos from Recycle Bin folder. You can restore any number of video files irrespective of their size by retaining its actually quality. It will give you an option to select particular file types or entire data from Recycle Bin based on your requirement. One can utilize this software to recover deleted AVI files from Recycle Bin along with other famous video file formats such as MOV, MP4, M4V, MKV, XVID, DIVX, etc from your computer and storage devices like iPod, external hard drive, USB drive, memory card, camera or phone SD card, memory stick and other devices which are formatted with Windows compatible file systems such as FAT, NTFS, exFAT and ReFS. The best part of this application is that it will allow you to check the quality of recovered videos by facilitating preview option.

Steps to regain videos from Recycle Bin:

  • At first download the software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Run the application and go according to the instructions given on the screen
  • Main screen displays two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select anyone option based on the situation you have faced
  • Available drive on your computer will now be displayed to you. Choose the drive and then click on “Next” to scan the storage drive
  • After scanning files present in the respective drive will be displayed
  • Choose video files which you want to restore and you will be displayed video files in two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview recovered video files (Only small size video can be previewed) for confirmation
  • Finally choose the location where you want to save recovered video files on your computer or on external storage drive

Measures to Take:

  • Never empty Recycle Bin unless and until you check its contents properly
  • Do not change settings to disable saving option in Recycle Bin folder

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