How to Recover Deleted Video from Canon Camera for Free [2022 Tutorial]

Accidentally deleted photos from your Sony camera? Don’t worry, here the tutorial on how to recover deleted video from Canon Camera for free. Check it out right now!


By Ellie / Updated on April 3, 2024

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How do I recover deleted videos from my Canon camera?


Guys, I need some help here! I erased the wrong video on my Canon camera. Is there any chance that I can get the deleted video back?”

- Question from Canon Community

Erase Videos from Canon

Calm down. Normally, videos and photos deleted from a digital camera, no matter you are using a Canon camera or a Sony Camera, are recoverable. Because when you deleted them from your camera, they are not immediately erased from the SD card of your camera, but marked as unreadable. They won’t be really erased until new photos and videos come and overwrite them.

How to recover deleted video from Canon camera free [2 options]

Although you are able to recover deleted video from Canon camera, the success rate is not 100%. Bear in mind the tips below to improve your chances of success:

  • Stop using the Canon camera right away to avoid the deleted videos being overwritten by new photos and videos.
  • Choose the right methods to do video recovery in case the situation worsens. You can follow the two options on how to recover deleted video from Canon camera free below.

Option 1. Retrieve deleted video from Canon camera via data recovery tool [Recommended]

MyRecover is a great option for you to retrieve deleted video from Canon camera. If you have lost no time in using it to recover your videos right when they have been deleted, it will greatly increase the success rate. It is strongly advised for the following reasons:

Easy-to-operate. It allows you to recover lost/deleted photos from Windows within 3 easy steps.
All-inclusive. It applies to various data loss scenarios. Aside from recovering deleted videos and photos from the camera, it can recover data from formatted drives, corrupted partitions, after system crashes, virus attacks, etc.
High recovery rate and speed. It recovers your videos with a high recovery rate and high speed, even if it was permanently deleted or quickly formatted.
Widely-compatible. It supports NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS in Windows 11/10/8/7 & Windows Server.
Comprehensive. Whatever you have lost, videos, photos, audio, texts, emails, compressed files, etc., you could retrieve them back.

Download, install and launch MyRecover on your computer and connect your Canon camera SD card to the computer with a card reader.  

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Step 1. Hover the mouse over your card reader. Then click Scan to let it be scanned.

Select The Formatted Partition to Scan

Step 2. You will see your deleted videos that are recoverable listed here. You don’t need to wait for the process to complete if you find the videos you want to recover.

Scanning Formatted Partition

Step 3. Check the scanning result and choose a new location to save your recovered videos. Click Recover xx files to save the restored videos.

Recover Videos

Option 2. Recover deleted video from Canon camera via Windows File Recovery

Another option on how to recover camera deleted videos is to use CMD with the help of Windows File Recovery. We have to say in advance that Windows File Recovery is a way to recover your deleted videos, but it is not an easy way because of the following reasons:

  • It requires command lines and is more technically demanding.
  • Its recovery rate has yet to be determined.
  • It is only compatible with Windows 10 versions 2004 and later.

Preparation work before using Windows File Recovery:

To use this tool, check out your File System first. Go to This PC > right-click on the external drive that contains the deleted files > click Properties.

Check File System SD Card

In addition, you need to use recovery mode and switches to get back your files. To decide which mode to use, refer to this table.

File system Scenarios Mode
NTFS Deleted recently Regular
NTFS Deleted for a while Extensive
NTFS Formatted disk Extensive
NTFS Corrupted disk Extensive
FAT and exFAT Any Extensive

Switches are used to filter the scanning range, thus can save the scanning time.

Switches Meaning Supported mode(s)
/n Filter the scan range: scans for a specific file with its file name/path/type, etc. All
/y: Recover specific extension groups. Signature
/k Recovers system files. NTFSSegment
/u Recovers undeleted files, for example, from the Recycle Bin. NTFSSegment

Step 1. Download and install Window File Recovery on your computer from Microsoft Store and then open it.

Install Windows File Recovery

Step 2. Open Powershell or Command Prompt (run as administrator). In the Command Prompt, enter commands in the following command format:

winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/mode] [/switches]

For example, if you need to recover deleted videos from C: drive (the SD card) to D: drive, then the command will be like:

winfr C: D: /n *.mp4



This post primarily introduces two options on how to recover deleted video from Canon Camera free. You can use MyRecover or Windows File Recovery. Although both of them are possible to help you retrieve your deleted videos, you’re recommended to use MyRecover as it offers a higher success rate.

Ellie · Editor
Ellie, a professional and experienced writer who is good at solving iOS-related problems and writing iOS backup/transfer tips.