How to Recover Deleted Videos and Photos from Sony Camcorder

1Is it Possible to Recover Deleted Videos from Sony Camcorder?

I accidentally deleted some videos from my Sony Handycam HDR-CX56X camcorder. I am using my 2GB Sony memory stick, and I know that all the videos taken with the Handycam are stored on it. I tried to take the stick out and connect it to my computer, but the deleted videos were not there. Is there any possibility to recover deleted videos from Sony Camcorder?

Yes, there is a possibility to recover deleted videos from Sony camcorders. When you directly delete videos from your Sony camcorder, there is no recycle bin like there is on a computer to store deleted files. This is why you can't see them when you connect it to your computer.

But, deleted videos of Sony camcorders are not completely gone. They only become invisible and are available to be overwritten by new files. Therefore, you can recover deleted videos and photos from Sony camcorders like Sony Handycam, 3D camcorder and more.

2How to Recover Deleted Files from Sony Camcorder (Videos & Photos)

Before doing anything else, download the Sony Camcorder Recovery program here: Wondershare Photo Recovery (compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP), or Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac (available for Macs).

Sony Camcorder Recovery Software
  • Recover all videos & audios files and images from your camera, camcorder, memory card, usb flash drives, mobile phones and hard drive quickly and safely.
  • Deep scan Mode allows you to find and recover the lost files more completely than any other data recovery software.
  • User-friendly interface and easy-to-use features.
  • Preview before recovery allows you to do a selective recovery.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Caption and 10.12 Sierra) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro etc.
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Note: Remember to save results of the scan if you're going to recover deleted videos from Sony camcorders later. This will prevent data loss.

Next, let's try the photo recovery for Windows together and outline the steps in detail.

Step 1. Connect your Sony Camcorder to the Computer

When you recover deleted videos from Sony camcorder, you're actually recovering them from the memory stick in the camcorder. Hence, you can choose to directly connect your camcorder to the computer with a USB cable, or just connect the memory stick with a card reader. Choose whichever method you want. Next, launch the program and "Start" the Sony Camcorder Recovery.

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Step 2. Scan Lost Files on the Sony Camcorder/Memory Stick

Here, your camcorder or memory stick will appear as a letter drive. Select it and click "Scan" to begin searching lost files from your device.

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Step 3. Preview and Recover Your Sony Camcorder Photos and Videos

After the scan, all recoverable files, including photos and videos, will be displayed and listed in categories. You can preview them and even recover them all with one click.

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Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Sony camcorder or the source memory stick again. Find another place for it, like on your computer or other external disk. If you save it to the same location, it may overwrite the deleted files.

3Video Tutorial: How to Recover Deleted Videos from Sony Camcorder

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