Video Recovery Mac: How to Recover Deleted Video on Mac

Part 1How Can I Recover Deleted Video on Mac

I removed several videos from my Seagate hard drive just now, which I want to restore them again. My problem is that I have not saved them on my Mac yet. Is there any recommended way for me to get my deleted videos back? I’m using an iMac.

Once your videos are deleted, formatted or corrupted from your Mac, hard drive or other storage devices, you can use Wondershare data recovery for mac to process Mac video recovery effortlessly.

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Part 2Perform Mac Deleted Video Recovery in 3 Steps

Install and launch Wondershare data recovery for mac on your Mac, and follow the next simple steps to perform Video files recovery.

Note: If videos are lost from your Mac, please do not install the program on its original partition.

Step 1. Select file type Start Mac Video Recovery

To recover deleted video on Mac, you can select "Video" to begin.

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Step 2. Scan the Partition or Storage Device Where You Lost Your Videos

Now the tool will show all partitions and external storage devices (if connected) on your Mac. You just need to select the one your videos were lost from and click "Start" to start scanning for lost files.

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Note: If it’s the formatting that causes the video loss, please go to scan agian with deep scan.

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Step 3. Retrieve Video on Mac

When the scan is done, all lost contents will be displayed. Then you can select your lost videos and click "Recover" to restore them on your Mac.

Note: Please do not keep the recoverable video back to its original location. Otherwise it will probably be overwritten during the recovery.

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There are many reasons that cause video loss on your Mac or storage device, such as deletion or formatting of hard drive, virus inflection, or even system error. When video loss issue happens, you’d better do not do any further operation on your Mac or storage device. Because the lost videos are not actually gone permanently, they are just becoming inaccessible. This is the reason why you can achieve Mac video recovery with Wondershare data recovery for mac.

Ps, if you are a Windows user, please download Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery and read Windows video recovery guide here: how to recover lost video on Windows computer.

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Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

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