[3 Ways] How to Recover Deleted GoPro Videos & Photos

You may accidentally delete GoPro videos, which are important for you. Here in this guide, you can get three effective methods about how to recover deleted videos on GoPro Hero 9/8/10/7, and other models in detail.


By Demi / Updated on January 12, 2023

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Please Help - Videos accidentally being deleted!

I accidentally deleted some videos off my GoPro and I can’t get them back. I’m so gutted. Is there any way for me to get them back? Please.

- Question from GoPro forums

GoPro action cameras have a reputation for being strong and capable of withstanding a variety of jaw-dropping actions. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the video files they take, which can become inaccessible due to user accidental deletion, corruption, or SD card damage, to take a few instances.

Recover Deleted Videos From GoPro

If you are in such a predicament and wondering whether you can retrieve deleted videos from GoPro and how to recover deleted GoPro videos, this guide is worth reading, answering the both question for you.

Can you retrieve deleted videos from GoPro?

Yes, you can retrieve deleted videos from GoPro as long as you stop using your GoPro immediately when you encounter data loss on GoPro camera. To avoid the lost data is overwritten, make sure you haven’t saved any new photos or videos after data losing.

Then, you can try to recover GoPro videos with one of the three methods introduced below. The methods below can also be workable if you wonder how to recover deleted GoPro videos from SD card.

Way 1 and Way 2 introduce you to recover deleted GoPro videos without software but using inbuilt Windows tool and feature. They both require input command line, which may be complicated and difficult for you.

Way 3 provides you with a simple and quick way to recover all lost files from GoPro cameras using the best video recovery software for Windows

Way 1. How to recover deleted GoPro videos via attrib CMD

If you haven’t manually deleted videos, but they suddenly disappear from your SD card, they may have been hidden rather than deleted. You can make use of the built-in Windows CMD (Command Prompt) to recover deleted videos from GoPro. The detailed steps to recover deleted GoPro video freely are as follows.

Step 1. Connect the GoPro to computer with compatible cable > type cmd in the search box > Choose Command Prompt > Click Run as administrator.

Run As Administrator

Step 2. Type the command in the window: attrib -h -r -s /s /d/ X:\*.* (Replace with the letter of your SD card) > Hit the Enter key to continue.

Attrib Command

Way 2. How to recover deleted GoPro videos by Windows File Recovery

The official Microsoft command-line software - Windows File Recovery is also a nice try to get lost GoPro videos back. Follow the steps below to know how to recover deleted videos from GoPro Hero 8 and other models of GoPro camera.

Preparation to utilizing Windows File Recovery
Before the recovery process, you need to check the file system of your GoPro. Connect your GoPro to computer > Click This PC > Locate and right-click your GoPro > Select Properties to view it in the File System section.

Check File System

Now, you can recover deleted videos from GoPro with the steps below.

Step 1. Search for Windows File Recovery in the Microsoft Store and click Get to install it on your PC.

Microsoft Store Get

Step 2. Search for the program in the Windows search box, and click it > Click Run as administrator.

Windows File Recovery Run As Administrator

Step 3. Choose a suitable mode to recover your MP4 files based on the File System you just check.

File system


Recommended mode


Deleted recently



Deleted a while ago

Segment, followed by Signature


After formatting a disk

Segment, followed by Signature


A corrupted disk

Segment, followed by Signature

FAT and exFAT



Step 4. Follow the prompts to enter the correct command line, such as winfr D: E: extensive /n *paper* > Click to continue.



Supported mode(s)


Filter the scan range: scans for a specific file with its file name/path/type, etc.



Recover specific extension groups.



Recovers system files.

NTFS Segment​​​​​


Recovers undeleted files, for example, from the Recycle Bin.

NTFS Segment

Winfr Extensive Filename

Warm tip: The destination drive of your recovered videos should not be your GoPro videos. You can save the recovered videos to anywhere else.

Way 3. How to recover deleted GoPro videos with free powerful data recovery software

The two methods above requires careful and complicated operations. And the lost GoPro videos may fail to recovered. If you’re looking for a simple way to recover deleted videos from GoPro, the professional data recovery software - MyRecover - is strongly suggested in this case. With this tool, you can easily recover deleted GoPro videos and restore them to your GoPro camera.


▶ All-inclusive. You not only can recover deleted videos from SD card of the GoPro camera but also the hard drive, corrupted partitions and so on.

▶ Support many kinds of file types. In addition, MyRecover could recover deleted document, videos, audio, and so on.

▶Compatible with most GoPro models and Windows systems. It enables you recover lost/deleted videos from GoPro Hero 10/8/7/Max, etc on Windows 10/8/7

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Step 1. Connect your GoPro camera to computer with compatible USB cable > Launch MyRecover > Choose your SD card > Click Start Scan to continue.

Select Partition To Scan

Step 2. All the lost files will be automatically detected and listed in different folder, you can open each folder to have a preview during the scanning.

Scan Lost Data

 Warm tip: You can also head to the search bar on the upper-right corner to find the lost or deleted videos based on their nameTypeData Modified and Size.

Step 3. When you get all the files you want to recover, select them and click Restore files, then you can choose the GoPro as the location to save the recovered videos on your computer

Recover Deleted Videos


That’s all for the three ways about how to recover deleted GoPro videos. Hope you can get the lost videos back after using one of the three methods.

Searching for solutions to recover your lost files is the last hope to get them back. To avoid unexpected data loss, you can do some preparations, and backing up files in Windows is the most reliable one. If this guide is useful, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Doris is an editor of AOMEI Technology as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.