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Is it possible to recover deleted videos on Mac after emptied trash? Maybe you have this question because you have encountered the problem: you sadly found that you deleted one important video to trash by mistake then you emptied the trash. What to do now? You might get into trouble, even you are not only in this kind of situation, if you have the similar painful experience when you delete videos or other files from external storage device, SD card or external hard disk drive, etc. You really ought to read this article and learn the method to recover the deleted videos on Mac.

1 How to Recover Formatted SD Card on Mac

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In fact iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac can help you recover lost or deleted videos from any Mac, external hard drive or USB flash drive, external hard drive, SD memory card, camcorder/camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player on Mac, just connect your device to your Mac (macOS Sierra included), download software and run the program, the drive of the device will appear on the program drive list automatically.

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2 How to Recover Deleted Video on Mac with iSkysoft

With iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac software, you're able to easily recover deleted videos on Mac. First download and install this video recovery application and follow the steps below.

Step 1 Select a Video Recovery Mode

Open iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac from the Applications folder. In the window that opens, select "Lost Data Recovery". This file recovery mode can recover deleted video files quickly. This video recovery software also comes with other recovery modes like Raw Data Recovery and Partition Recovery modes for a deeper scan or formatted drive. To restore deleted videos from an external device, first connect it to your Mac (macOS 10.12 Sierra ) and then start iSkysoft video recovery for Mac application.

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Step 2 Choose a Drive and Scan Deleted Videos Only

Choose the drive you want to recover files from and click "Scan" on top to start scanning deleted but existing files on the selected drive. Both Lost Data Recovery and Raw Data Recovery modes enable you to only scan deleted video files.

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Step 3 Recover Deleted Videos on Mac

In a while, all deleted video files will be scanned and displayed in the bottom list. Through the video file names, you may know whether the found video files are what you want.

To recover the deleted videos, check the boxes of all videos you want and click the "Recover" button on top. In the resulting window, specify a folder and click "OK" to start retrieving deleted videos on your Mac (macOS Sierra supported).

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Video Tutorial of Deleted Video Recovery on Mac

3 Tips about Video Recovery on Mac

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When videos are deleted, formatted or corrupted, they'll be marked as inaccessible data and stored inside the drive. But if they're overwritten by new data, they'll be totally removed and unable to be restored. This is why you have chance to recover lost videos from Mac. To increase the possibly of recovery, you'd better stop using the drive as quickly as you can.

Besides, you're highly recommended to keep a backup of those precious data like videos, document and photos on other device to greatly avoid data loss.

4 How to Recover Deleted Video on Windows with iSkysoft

You can also restore all the deleted videos from your Windows and a formatted SD card on Windows using iSkysoft Data Recovery for Windows software. The recovery program assists you retrieving all the deleted or lost content from Windows or SD card in a few simple steps. The following 3 steps help you in the process through which you can get back all your lost videos.

Step 1 Download iSkysoft Data Recovery for Windows

Download the iSkysoft Data Recovery for Windows from the official website. Install the application like any other program on the Windows. Double-click the icon to launch the program, where you will notice the presence of four different recovery options appearing in the main interface window. From the same, choose "Lost File Recovery" option.

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Step 2 Start to Scan the Drive

Clicking the option will open a new window where it will display the partitions of the hard drive. If you do not see anything, click the "Refresh Drives" button at the bottom. Once the list appears, choose the partition where you usually store all your videos or the location from which you want to recover the video files. Choose it and press the "Start" button at the top.

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Step 3 Recover Deleted Videos on Windows

iSkysoft Data Recovery will begin scanning the selected partition. It will show all the recoverable videos along with the validity attribute of the file. The attribute tells about the recoverable condition of the file. You can then mark all the videos based on the validity attribute and press the "Recover" button at the top. The software will open a dialog box asking you to choose the destination. Make sure that you select the destination on an external drive. The program will begin saving the files, and the time taken is dependent on the total files and size.

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