How to Retrieve Deleted Videos from Micro SD Cards?[2024]

How to retrieve deleted videos from micro SD cards? Check this article and recover deleted videos from SD cards in a breeze.


By Lora / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Videos usually size very largely, so many users tend to store their downloaded video files on their portable storage devices like SD cards.

It offers convenience for users to manage and organize their videos, but when they delete some large video files to free up some space, they will find no going back.


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


- Question from DPREVIEW


It is confusing and frustrating to find that the deleted files are not in the Recycle Bin, and there are no straightforward ways to restore them. But don’t worry; this tutorial will cover you and offer help on how to recover deleted videos from SD cards.

Quickly view of SD card data recovery steps

This section outlines the quick way to perform SD card video recovery. Here are the steps you need to do.

  1. Download MyRecover to your PC.
  2. Start MyRecover & connect the SD card to PC.
  3. Choose the SD card, and start the scanning.
  4. Select the deleted videos and choose a preferred place to restore;

If you still need a detailed guide on how to retrieve deleted videos from micro SD cards, check the following steps. We will introduce one excellent SD card recovery software and some other methods.


How to retrieve deleted videos from micro SD cards?

This part offers several methods with detailed steps, notes, and introductions.

Method 1. Use professional software to perform SD card data recovery

Data recovery from external storage devices like SD cards is a challenging task. Some users might think of in-lab data recovery services charging you extremely high, while others may turn to commands.

However, these two are not the most cost-efficient and easy means. Instead, users need a more user-friendly one that facilitates them to achieve SD card video recovery in simple steps.

MyRecover is a cut above the seas of the data recovery tools for Windows. With a visually pleasing user interface and a simple guide, it assists all users to restore deleted and lost files effortlessly.

Restore data from healthy/formatted SD card/HDD/SSD/USB, etc. 
Scan the hard disk for over 200 types of data, including 19 kinds of videos, mp4/mpg/avi/mov, etc. 
Deleted files can be recovered with the original format/filename/quality/path kept intact. 
Compatible with not only Windows 10 but also Windows 11/8/7/Server.

Its free version allows users to select 30 MB of files to restore for free each time. You could also upgrade MyRecover to pro/tech for unlimited data recovery.

Download SoftwareWin 11/10/8/7/Server
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Step 1. Install and run the software > connect the SD card to your PC properly > hover the mouse over the micro SD card saved deleted files before, and click Scan.


Step 2. Target the video files using filters like Type, Size, Date modified, etc.


Step 3. Go to Deleted files or Other missing files > Videos > select the videos > click Recover x files.


You could also restore accidentally deleted photos from SD cards using this app.

Method 2. Use Windows File Recovery

Windows File Recovery is a utility without a graphical user interface that can restore deleted and lost files from internal or external healthy/corrupted/formatted hard drives.

To perform SD card video recovery, this app can provide some help.

This tool uses commands to search for data, and the included parameters are recovery mode, switch, wild card, etc.

This tool is hard for ordinary users to handle due to the complex commands and absence of GUI; to learn how to use Windows File Recovery, let’s start with the recovery mode.

The recovery mode to choose depends on the drive’s File System and the data loss situation.

Connect your SD card carefully to the computer > This PC > right-click the SD card drive > Properties. See what File System the SD card is using.


Switches are to help you narrow and target the file faster, often used with a wildcard “*”.

Then please follow the simple guide below to recover deleted videos from SD cards.

Windows File Recovery is only accessible for users who are using Windows 10, 2004, Windows 10, version 2004 (Build 19041), and above.

Step 1. Choose an appropriate recovery mode. Extensive mode is suggested for a non-NTFS drive.

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

Step 2. Target your wanted files with switches.

Switches Meaning Supported mode(s)
/n Filter the scan range: scans for a specific file with its file name/path/type, etc. All
/y: Recovers specific extension groups. Signature
/k Recovers system files. NTFS Segment​​​​​
/segment Segment mode; recovers files under NTFS drives using file record segments. Segment
/signature Signature mode; recovers files under all file system types using file headers. Signature
/u Recovers undeleted files, for example, from the Recycle Bin. NTFS Segment

Step 3. Go to Microsoft Store > click Get and install.


Step 4. Come to the interface > input the command.

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

To restore deleted video files, refer to this example:

winfr F: D: /extensive /n *.mp4


Tap “y” and the program will start to scan and recover all the mp4 files from the F: drive to the D: drive using extensive mode.

During the process, if meet any errors or problems, refer to the Windows File Recovery tutorial to fix them.

Q&A of SD card recovery

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Check the Q&A below if needed.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.