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How to Recover Deleted Videos from Olympus Cameras?

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Aug 04, 2023 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

"How to recover deleted videos from Olympus cameras? I lost some videos that I recorded on my camera and now I can't find them!"

This is one of the many queries that I have recently come across from people who have lost their videos from Olympus cameras. While Olympus is a well-known brand for cameras and camcorders, chances are that your videos might get lost due to numerous reasons. Don't worry – with some smart tips, you can easily restore lost videos from your Olympus camera. Without any ado, let's learn how to recover deleted videos from Olympus cameras right here.

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Part 1: Possible Scenarios for Losing Videos in Olympus Cameras

Before we learn how to recover deleted videos from Olympus cameras, it is important to identify some common reasons behind this issue. This would help you know more about the issue and avoid it from happening in the future.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Videos from Olympus Cameras?

As you can see, there can be all kinds of reasons for losing your videos from an Olympus camera. Though, most of these situations can be resolved by following these fixes.

Solution 1: Use A Professional Video Recovery Software 

The best way to restore your deleted, inaccessible, or lost videos is by using a dedicated data recovery tool like Wondershare Recoverit Video Recovery. The DIY recovery tool has an inbuilt video recovery solution that is known to yield one of the best results in the industry.

  • The unique video recovery algorithm in Recoverit will scan the source storage, collect all missing video segments, and compile them to get high-quality results.
  • By following a simple click-through process, you can restore your videos directly from the connected Olympus Camera or its SD card.
  • It supports the recovery of videos in all the major formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, 3GP, and more.
  • You can preview the results of the video recovery on its native interface and selectively restore the data of your choice.
  • It is known to yield excellent results in different scenarios like accidentally deleted videos, corrupt storage, logical errors, and more.

To know how to recover deleted videos from Olympus cameras, you can just follow these instructions:

Step 1: Select a target location and start the enhanced recovery

At first, you can just connect your Olympus camera or its SD card from where you lost your videos to the system. Now, launch Wondershare Recoverit on your computer and select the "Enhanced Recovery" feature from the bottom panel.

wondershare recoverit to recover videos

To proceed, the application will ask you to select the target location to scan. Here, you can select the drive of the connected Olympus camera or its SD card. Besides that, you can also select a video format to look for (that would save time in scanning).

choose professional video recovery

Step 2: Wait as Recoverit would look for your lost videos

Once you click on the "Start" button, you can just sit back and wait for a while for the process to be completed. Since the Enhanced Recovery will scan the source 2-3 times, it might take a while for the process to be completed entirely.

wait for the recovery process

The application will implement a unique algorithm to look for various video fragments and would merge them to get superior recovery results.

Step 3: Preview your videos and restore them

After completing the enhanced recovery process, the application will let you know. You can now use the inbuilt filters or go to various categories to look for the recovered video. On the native interface of Recoverit, you can also get a preview of the videos that are recovered from your camera or SD card.

preview the videos

That's it! You can now click on the "Recover" button to save the extracted videos. As a browser window would be launched, you can choose to export the video to any location. I would recommend saving your videos to a reliable location on your system and not the same SD card from where you lost them.

finish the video recovery process

By following this simple drill, your lost, deleted, or inaccessible videos could easily be recovered from your Olympus camera.

Solution 2: Run the CHKDSK Utility with Command Prompt

If you have lost your videos from your SD card due to a bad sector or a logical error, then you can use the CHKSDK command. The Check Disk command can be used to repair numerous logical issues with any partition or location. Though the command utility can only be used to fix minor issues with your SD card, and it can't fix severely corrupted data.

Here's how to recover deleted videos from Olympus cameras with the help of the native Check Disk utility command.

Step 1: Launch the Command Prompt on your Windows PC

Simply unmount the SD card from your Olympus camera and connect it to your Windows PC. Now, go to the Start menu from the taskbar, open the Run prompt, and enter the "cmd" command.

open command prompt

This will automatically launch the Command Prompt as an administrator on your system.

Step 2:  Use the CHKDSK command to repair the SD card

Once the Command Prompt's window is opened, just type the "chkdsk" command followed by the drive letter of your SD card.

For instance, if the SD card is identified as E: drive, then you can enter the following command:

Chkdsk e: /f /r /x

Here, /f, /r, and /x are different parameters that are used to fix logical issues, corrupt sectors, and invalid functions on the respective drive.

chkdsk command running

Simply press Enter after typing the command and wait for a while as the application would scan the SD card of your camera and fixes it seamlessly.

Solution 3: Restore Videos from your SD Card's Cache Data

You might already know that cache is the temporary data that is used to fasten up the overall processing of the device. Therefore, chances are that your Olympus camera could have stored a video (or its snippet) as cache.

To restore data from its cache, you can first remove the SD card from your Olympus camera and connect it to your computer or an Android device. Once the SD card is detected, you can go to its Storage > Data and look for a "Cache" folder.

sd card cache folder

Here, you can look for any segment of a recorded video (in encrypted formats or as "com" prefixes). Afterward, you can copy the video to any safe location on

your system and rename it to a compatible video format like MP4 or MOV. You can also use a repairing tool to fix the video snippet from here.


There you go! I'm sure that after following this guide on how to recover deleted videos from Olympus cameras, you could have restored your lost videos. At first, you should try to understand what could have caused an unwanted loss of your videos and take the needed steps to fix it. Though, using a data recovery tool (like Wondershare Recoverit Data Recovery) would be an all-in-one solution to restore your videos. Since it is a DIY application, you can follow it as per your requirements to restore deleted videos from numerous sources.

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