How to Get Back Video Files on Mac???

Posted by: Leo Mccoy


Recover Video Files on Mac OS X

Losing of favorite multimedia files like videos, audios and photos from Mac machines due to various reasons are frustrating. Although Mac machines are famous and widely used across the globe, they are still prone to data loss. Let us consider a scenario wherein you were deleting unwanted data from Mac computer, but in a hurry of deleting unnecessary files you selected some important video files. You could not restore it from backup as you have disabled “Time Machine” before deletion. Hence at this circumstance you will start regretting for deleting valuable video files.

What to do after encountering this situation?

Those unintentionally deleted videos can be recovered from Mac computer by employing Mac video recovery software. Before employing recovery software check if video files are present in Trash Bin, in case it is present, restore it if not go ahead with recovery tool. But lost/ deleted video files shouldn’t be overwritten with new data, once it is overwritten then it can’t be recovered from Mac system.

Most common video file loss scenarios on Mac OS X are listed below: -

  • File system corruption of a volume on Mac machines might result in video file loss
  • Unintentional formatting of a Mac volume will lead to deletion of video files present in the volume
  • Accidental deletion is the most common human error that causes deletion of video files from Mac computer
  • Video files might go missing if there is any interruption while transferring video files from Mac system to other storage devices
  • Other reasons for which you might encounter loss of video files are improper handling, forceful shutdown of Mac machine while working on video files, etc.

Video files recovery on Mac using Remo Recover software: -

Remo Recover software is the most widely used video file recovery tool, because of its cost effectiveness and reliability. It will assist you to recover video files without altering its quality. Along with recovering video files software also retrieves documents, audios and other important data from Mac. This wonderful software provides preview option to view recovered media files prior to data restoration. Recovers video files from (SCSI/SATA/PATA/IDE) hard drives, (SD/XD/MMC) memory cards, USB drives, etc. You can sort retrieved video files based on name, date and size. It is safe, secure and quick to recover video files from Mac OS based machines like MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, etc.

Well-known features of Remo Recover are: -

  • It is easy to use and read only application
  • Completely scans entire Volume for lost or deleted video files
  • Supports to restore deleted AVCHD files as well as other video file formats like MP4, M4V, AVI, MPG, MOV, MPEG, 3GP, 3G2, etc.
  • Highly compatible with all Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion
  • Recovers video files from HFS, HFS+, FAT16, FAT32 file system based volumes without any difficulties

Safety Measures: -

  • Perform recovery of video files from Mac soon after video files loss to increase chances of recovery
  • Maintain UPS backup to Mac machine to rescue video files from transfer interruption like power failure
  • Avoid improper handling of video files like forceful shutdown of Mac machine while working on video files
  • Allow “Time Machine” to take backup of important video files on regular basis to restore it soon after encountering video loss

strong>Procedure to recover video files from Mac using Remo Recover: -

Step 1: Install and run Remo Recover software on your Mac machine and select “Recover Photos” option from main screen.

Mac Video Recovery - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After that select the volume from where you want to recover video files and click “Next” button to begin scanning process.

Mac Video Recovery - Select Volume

Figure 2: Select Volume

Step 3: Once scanning process is completed by software you can view list of recovered video files in two types of view which are “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Mac Video Recovery - Recovered Video Files

Figure 3: Recovered Video Files

Step 4: Lastly preview recovered files and save recovery session to avoid rescanning of volume in future.

Mac Video Recovery - Save Recovery Session

Figure 4: Save Recovery Session



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