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Sony Camcorder Recovery: Recover Lost Videos & Photos

Is it possible to recover videos from my Sony camcorder?

I accidentally deleted some videos from my Sony Handycam HDR-CX56X camcorder. I am using my 2GB Sony memory stick, and I know that all the files taken with the Handycam are stored on it. I tried to take the stick out and connect it to my computer, but the deleted videos were not showed there. Is there any possibilities to retrieve my camcorder videos?

Yes, there is a possibility to recover deleted videos from Sony camcorders. When you directly deleted videos from your camcorder, there is no recycle bin thing as on a computer to store deleted files, and this's why you can't see them when you connect it to your computer.

But deleted videos are not really gone, but it only become invisible and is available to be overwritten by new files. Therefore, you can recover any files from Sony camcorders like Sony Handycam, 3D camcorder and more.

How to recover files from Sony camcorder (videos & photos)

Before doing anything else, get a Sony camcorder recovery program here: Wondershare Photo Recovery (compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP), or Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac (available for Mavericks).

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Note: Remember to save the scan results if you're going to recover the found files later, to prevent data loss.

Next, let's try the photo recovery for Windows together to check steps in detail.

Step 1. Connect your Sony camcorder to the computer

To recover deleted videos from Sony camcorder is actually to recover them from the memory stick used on the camcorder. Hence, you can choose to directly connect your camcorder to the computer with a USB cable, or just connect the memory stick with a card reader. Take the way you like. Then launch the program and "Start" Sony camcorder recovery.

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Step 2. Scan lost files on Sony camcorder/memory stick

Here, your camcorder or memory stick will appear as a drive letter. Select it and click "Scan" to begin searching lost files from your device.

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Step 3. Preview and recover Sony camcorder photos, videos

After the scan, all recoverable files, including photos and videos, will be displayed and listed in categories. You can preview and check to recover them all with one click.

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Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Sony camcorder or the source memory stick again. Find another place for it like on your computer or other external disk, for safety's sake.

Video tutorial of Sony camcorder photo recovery


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disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
It doesn't show any video, it means that all videos might be overwritten by other data. There is no way to fix this problem
trint_richins
I am having the HDD FORMAT ERROR problem as well, and it's showing no videos in storage. How did you fix this problem?
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
That's great!
distressedone49
ohhh,, nevermind. I do have the videos, they were just not in order...YESSS!!!
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
You can try to use Wondershare Data Recovery to have a try instead of the photo recovery software. If you still couldn't recover the videos, they may have been overwritten by new data and become unrecoverable.
distressedone49
i have recovered my videos and photos (yay) but apparantley not all. All of my old videos are there but there is no trace of my most recent videos. i have a Sony Handycam and the problem started with it saying HDD FORMAT ERROR and me accidently deleting everything. Please help me. Thanks.
Selena
You just need to download a trial version of the program to scan your camcorder or its memory card. Once lost pictures are found, you can get the full version to recover them. It's better to recover all lost pictures if you stop using your camcorder immediately after they are lost.
saimanasa
i hav placed my cam recorder cd in pc without finalizing.nw it shows th ememory is zero n there are no pics in the cd.i wanna recover those pics.please tel me.
Selena
It sounds weird. How about try connecting your camcorder's memory card with a card reader?
Panda
I have downloaded the trial to retrieve video from my Sony camcorder that was inadvertantly deleted, but it won't even show the drive that my camcorder is hooked up to (Step 1), but my computer in general can access it fine. Why can't I find it?
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