[3 Ways] How to Recover Deleted Videos from SD Card on Windows PC

Accidentally deleted videos from your SD card? Don’t panic. This guide will tell you how to recover deleted videos from SD card on Windows PC with or without software in three ways.


By Demi / Updated on April 3, 2024

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How to recover videos from a deleted SD card?

I just did the unthinkable. I accidentally deleted all files from my SD card. I didn’t format but just deleted. I had a whole day of videos on there. I know there are ways but are video files recoverable? Please let me know. Thanks.

- Question from PC Talk forums

If you are a YouTuber, or just keen on taking videos for the purpose of recording your life or something else, chances are you use an SD card to save those recording on your pro-level cameras, action cameras (like a GoPro), and so on.

SD Card

However, there are a number of causes can make things go wrong. It is vitally frustrating that you accidentally deleted one or more precious videos from an SD card. Then, you may wonder whether you can or how to recover deleted videos from SD card? Keep reading this guide, and hope you will find a satisfactory answer.

Can you recover deleted videos from SD card?

Yes, you can recover deleted videos from SD card as long as you stop using the SD card immediately and make sure you haven’t save new photos and videos after deletion. Then, remove the SD card from your camera, and try to get deleted videos back with one of the three ways introduced below.

Way 1 and Way 2 will tell you how to recover deleted videos from SD card without software but with built-in Windows command line. They’re kind of complicated but workable.

While in Way 3, you will get a professional data recovery software for SD card to recover lost files from SD card in a faster and simpler way.

Way 1. How to recover deleted videos from SD card via attrib CMD

If you haven’t manually deleted videos but they are disappeared from SD card suddenly, it may be hidden rather than deleted. You can make use of inbuilt Windows CMD (Command Prompt) to get it back to normal. If you are familiar with the command line, you can try this way to recover SD card videos without software. The followings are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Insert the SD card into computer with compatible cable > type cmd in the search box > Choose Command Prompt > Click Run as administrator.

Run Ad Administrator

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

Attrib Command

Way 2. How to recover deleted videos from SD card by Windows File Recovery

Windows File Recovery is Microsoft’s official data recovery tool, a command-line software for recovering deleted files from your device. The same as CMD, it is a powerful command-line tool for recovering files from SD card and other storage media.

Before the recovery process, you need to check the file system of your SD card. Insert your SD card into computer > Click on This PC > Locate and right-click on the SD card > Select Properties to view it in the File System section.

Check File System

Now, follow the steps below to know how to recover deleted videos from SD card on PC with Windows File Recovery.

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 Y 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

Note: The destination drive of the recovered videos should not be your SD card. You can save the recovered videos to anywhere else and move them to the SD card later.

Way 3. How to recover deleted videos from SD card with software

If you are looking for a simple way to recover deleted videos from SD card, the first two methods can’t be the most suitable one for you. Here the professional data recovery software - MyRecover is highly recommended.

👍 It allows you to recover videos in almost all file format like MPEG/MPG/MP4, MOV, AVI/NAVI, ASF, WMV, FLV, etc. as well as images, documents, and other 200+ types of files.
👍 Besides SD card, you can also rely on it to recover deleted files from hard drive, USB, SSD, and other storage devices in Windows 11/10/8/7 and Windows Server.
👍 MyRecover helps scan and filter all lost files from your SD card. And you can choose to recover the wanted files with a few simple clicks.

Click the button below to free download MyRecover on your computer and see how to recover deleted videos from SD card for free.

Download SoftwareWin 11/10/8/7/Server
Secure Download

Step 1. Insert your SD card to computer > Launch MyRecover > hover the mouse over your SD card > Click 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 nameType, Data Modified and Size.

Step 3. When you get all the files you want to recover, select them and click Restore files, then choose a storage location to save the recovered videos.

Recover Deleted Videos


Hope you have a clear idea about how to recover deleted videos from SD card now. If you don’t want to run command-line with complex parameters to restore your files, you can use MyRecover, a professional SD card video recovery tool, to assist you. If this guide helps you, please share it to help more people.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group 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.