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MP4 File Recovery: Recover Your Lost MP4 Videos

MP4 video files are supported by various different devices like cameras, PSP, iPod, mobile phones etc. When people use those devices as storage mediums to save MP4 files, they might suffer from data loss accidentally just like the data loss stored on the hard drive. When the MP4 files are not in the place where they should be, don't think that your MP4 files have been erased permanently. In fact, you are able to recover the lost MP4 files with the right ways.

If your lost MP4 files were originally stored on your computer, the first thing you should do is to check your Recycle Bin. If you just deleted them and didn't empty recycle bin, you can easily find your lost MP4 files by clicking "Restore these files" and recover MP4 files to their original location. If you saved the lost MP4 files on other devices, you still have the chance to do MP4 file recovery easily and efficiently once you have the powerful MP4 Recovery software.

1Causes of MP4 file loss:

  • Accidentally formatting;
  • Empty the recycle bin, or press the "command + delete" to delete MP4 permanently;
  • Virus infection of MP4 videos;
  • Sudden power interruption on your computer;
  • Corruption of storage mediums;
  • Other reasons.

Wondershare Photo Recovery software is such an easy and reliable tool, which can help you get back the deleted, formatted, damaged and lost MP4 files from hard drive or partition. Download the software and follow the guide to recover MP4 files with only 3 steps on Win. If you run the program in Mac system, choose to download the Mac version to recover MP4 files with the similar steps.

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2How to do MP4 file recovery

Run on the MP4 file recovery software. Choose the storage medium where your lost MP4 files locate from digital camera, memory card, USB driver or other mass storage devices and the internal hard driver. Be sure that the device that you want to scan is kept connecting with your computer.

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Step 1: Choose the partition where you loss MP4 files

From the list of logic drives here, choose the one partition or drive from which your lost files locate, and then click the "Scan" button to start scanning. If you only need to recover MP4 files, here we highly suggest you to use the "Filter Options" which enables you to decrease the scanning time and efficiently find the lost MP4 files.

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Step 2: Scan and find the lost MP4 files

After scanning, the lost MP4 files will be showed in the folder on left for you to choose, here all the folders are listed by file formats. You are able to preview and pick up the MP4 files that you want to recover and then click "Recover".

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1. Type the file name or filter the search results to precisely find your lost files in a short time.

2. In the scanning process, you can click "pause" or "stop" when you manage to find the lost files and plan to recover it as soon as possible. Then you can continue to preview the other files if it is needed.

3. Click "Save Scan" button to save the scanning result so that you are able to continue video recovery at any time as you like.

Step 3: Select the save folder to store the MP4 files after recovering

Save the MP4 files that are recoverable at your specified location, and click "Recover". Here we highly recommend you to select other locations from your source partitions where you lost the MP4 files.

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Then, you are able to find the MP4 files in your specified folder. Besides MP4 files, you can recover almost all your deleted videos, as well as photos and music.

3Video tutorial of MP4 file recovery

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