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Deleted Movie Recovery: 3 Steps to Recover Deleted Movies

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Feb 21, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

How Can I Recover Deleted Movies?
I deleted all my movies with SHIFT+DELETE all of a sudden. They were about 30 GB of my favorite movie videos. I so regret now. Please help me to recover! Any video recovery software can help me retrieve lost movies back?

Those deleted movies are not gone permanently actually, it just becomes inaccessible. They will be lost forever when new data overwrites the space they used to locate. It means you should not save any new data on your computer hard drive or another device. You need a powerful video recovery software to get your files back. On the following content, we will introduce the best movie recovery program to help you retrieve all deleted or lost movies back.

Part 1. How to Recover Deleted Movies on Windows

Method 1. Recover Deleted Movies from Recycle Bin

When movies are deleted on your Windows system, they are initially placed in the Recycle Bin. To retrieve these files, it is advisable to check the Recycle Bin before they are permanently removed. Here are the steps to recover them:

  1. Open the Recycle Bin on your computer.
  2. Locate the movie files you wish to recover by searching for the file name or file type in the search box.
  3. Right-click on the movie file and select Restore. This action will restore the file to its original storage location.

recover deleted movies from recycle bin

Method 2. Recover Deleted Movies Using Recoverit

Recoverit Data Recovery software is the most powerful video recovery program, it can easily retrieve deleted movies from computer hard drives. No matter how your movie files get lost, virus attack, system crash, or other reasons, the video recovery tool supports to recover lost files from USB flash drive, SD memory card, or other storage media.

  • Recover permanently deleted movies from computer hard drives effectively.
  • Restore any data files from any storage device due to any data loss scenario.
  • Supported Video formats: AVI、MOV、MKV、MP4、M4V、3GP、3G2、WMV、ASF、FLV、SWF、MPG、RMVB、etc.

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How to Recover Deleted Movies with Recoverit Data Recovery

Download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, we will offer the steps of Recoverit Windows version to perform deleted movies recovery. If you are using a Mac, you can recover movies in similar steps with the Mac version.

Step 1. Select a hard disk drive to scan deleted files

The program will list all hard disk drive, please select a disk where your files stored in and click "Start" to scan for deleted movies.

recover deleted movies

Step 2. Scan computer hard disk drive to search files

Recoverit video recovery software will start to scan the hard disk to searching the lost movie files. It will take a while to finish.

scan hard disk drive

Step 3. Preview and recover movies selectively

When the scan is over, all found files will be displayed in categories and paths. You can search your movies by name in the search bar. When checking the movies you want to restore, you can click "Recover" to save them back to your computer.

recover deleted movies

Once you find that the recovered video can't play, you can choose the Enhanced Recovery feature. As a breakthrough in Recoverit, it can merge the video fragments and recover videos.

enhanced recovery

Select the drive where you lost the videos. After that, Recoverit will give you an option to select the file formats. Then click Start to carry on the process.

advanced video recovery start

It will take more time for a deep scan and smart scan.

advanced video recovery scan

After the scan, you can preview the recovered video and save it.

advanced video recovery scan completed

Note: Do not save the recovered movies back to its original location, or they will be overwritten.

To keep your movies and other videos safe, you should back up your data files regularly and keep your computer safe. If you have any data lost program, Recoverit Data Recovery can help you out. Download and try it now.

Oftentimes, some of us find the movie files can't play after the computer corruption or improper transfer. Here are the solutions to how to repair corrupt movies on computers.

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Movies on Mobile

If your movie files are stored on your mobile phone and you've lost them, don't worry, it is still possible to recover the data.

To retrieve deleted movies from your mobile device, you can use Dr.Fone, the top data recovery software for phone data retrieval. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Download and Install Dr.Fone

Get Dr.Fone on your computer, install it, and open the program. Go to Toolbox->Data Recovery.

launch drfone

Step 2. Configure Recovery Settings

Choose Android or iOS on the interface, then select Recover Data from iOS device. You will be prompted to connect the phone where the data was lost to the computer.

select phone system

Step 3. Choose File Types for Recovery

Once the phone is successfully detected, you will see a list of recoverable file types on the screen. Select the ones you wish to recover, then click Start Scan to proceed.

select file types

Step 4. Preview and Restore

After the scanning is finished, preview the specific files. If everything looks good, select Restore to Device or Recover to Computer to retrieve the movie files.

restore the data

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