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How to Recover Deleted Videos from Laptop with MiniTool?

Part 1: Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Videos from Laptop

In your daily life and work, you may save some videos on your laptop. But, you should know that data loss issue always happens unexpectedly, and the causes of data loss are various such as accidental deletion, virus attack, and more. One day, if you lost your important videos by mistake, you may want to know: how to recover deleted videos from laptop?

In fact, both the deleted files recovery on laptop and dead laptop hard drive recovery are not difficult, with the help of proper tools.

Generally speaking, when you delete the videos from the hard drive of your laptop, these deleted files will be moved to Recycle Bin. Before emptying the Recycle Bin, you can enter it, choose the videos you want to recover and click on "Restore" from the right-click menu to get these deleted videos back to its original location.

restore from recycle bin

But, once you empty the Recycle Bin of your laptop, you will be unable to recover these deleted videos through this way. In this situation, "how to recover permanently deleted video files from laptop" will be a case which troubles a lot of laptop users.

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In fact, as long as the deleted videos from your laptop hard drive are not overwritten by new data, you can use a piece of dedicated video recovery software to retrieve these deleted files and MiniTool Photo Recovery is a good choice for you. So, before doing video recovery, you need to stop using your laptop to prevent these deleted videos from being overwritten.

More information about this software and how to use this tool to recover deleted videos from hard drive of your laptop will be shown in the following part. Please keep on reading.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Videos from Laptop with MiniTool

Software Profile

MiniTool Photo Recovery is specially designed to recover your lost and deleted photos, videos files, audio files and other media files from different kinds of storage devices, including digital camera, memory card, USB disk, internal hard drive, external hard drive, and so forth. And this software has both Windows version and Mac version for you to choose.

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Here, in this post, we will run this software on Windows Operating System (OS). The Free Edition of its Windows version enables you to recover 200 MB files without paying a cent. Thus, you can download this free tool to your laptop to have a try. Besides, if your laptop is running Mac OS, the operations are the same.

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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Video Files on Laptop

After installing this software to the laptop, you should follow these steps to recover your deleted videos from the laptop hard drive:

Step 1: Open the software and you will enter its main interface as follows. Next, you need to click on "Start" button to go to the next interface.

main interface of minitool photo recovery

Step 2: Here, the software will show you the storage devices it can detect. Then, you can select the target hard drive by identifying from its "Drive" and "Capacity". After that, you can click on "Scan" button to start the scanning process.



1. If the target hard drive is not displayed in this interface, you need to press "Refresh" button to make this software recognize the hard drive until it is shown here.

2. If you only want to recover the deleted videos, you can press "Setting" and this software will pop out a small window as follows. In this window, you can uncheck "Graphics & Pictures" option and then unfold "Audio/Video" option. After that, you will see a data type list. Here, you can make a further choice by unchecking the unnecessary data types. Then, please click on "OK" button to keep this change and quit this window.


3. In fact, this software can automatically save the last scan result. So, if you have used this software to scan the target hard drive on your laptop last time, you will see a "Previous Recovery Result" in the following interface. In this situation, you can choose "Previous Recovery Result", click on "Load" button and enter the next scan result interface directly.


Step 3: It will take several minutes to finish the scanning process. When this process is finished, you will enter the scan result interface. If you choose to recover some certain types of audio/video files in the last step, this software will only show you the specified types of data. After checking the videos you want to recover, please click on "Save" button to continue.


1. If you don't know which video files are the target ones you want to recover, you can check one item and view its size in this interface to make your choice.

check file size

2. At the same time, you can click on "Filter" option in this interface. Then, you can check "By Size" and input the target range of file size. Next, click on "OK" button. After that, this software will display the deleted videos according to your personal requirement. Then, you can make your final choice.


Step 4: Then, you will see the following "Save File" window. Here, this software reminds you to save the recovered files on another path on your laptop rather than the original location. Otherwise, the lost or deleted videos could be overwritten and become unrecoverable. To choose the storage path you want to use, please click on "Browse" button.


Next, there will be another pop-out window in which you can choose a path on your laptop. Here, we select the hard drive G: as the destination location. Then, you need to click on "Select Folder" to quit this "Select Directory" window. After that, you should click on "OK" to save the selected videos on the specified path.

select folder

Step 5: You will enter a window which shows you like this: "OK! The selected files have been saved to G:\." Here, you can click on "G:\" to enter drive G: and use the recovered video files directly.

open folder

You can see that it is very simple to recover the deleted video files from your laptop by using MiniTool Photo Recovery software.

Since the Free Edition of this software only allows you to recover 200 MB files, if you want to recover more files with it, you can choose to upgrade it to an advanced version from the MiniTool official site.

After you get the license code, you can click on "Register Now" button in the scan result interface and input the code directly to get the corresponding advanced version and recover your deleted videos without limitation.

Part 3: Other Choices for You to Recover Deleted Videos

In fact, the MiniTool team offers you some other choices to recover deleted video files from your laptop, and they are MiniTool Partition Wizard and MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Then, we will introduce these two programs briefly.

1. MiniTool Partition Wizard

In fact, MiniTool Partition Wizard is a piece of partition management software. But its "Partition Recovery" function enables you to recover the lost or deleted partition. If you lost your important videos due to partition loss, you can try this function to recover the lost partition and the videos on it.

This function is not available in the Free Edition of this software. If you are a personal user, we recommend you to use its Professional Edition to do partition recovery.

How to get back deleted videos on laptop with "Partition Recovery" function? You can read this help tutorial: Best Partition Recovery Software for Windows 10/8.1/7 to get the detailed steps.

partition recovery

If this software can't find the lost partition which contains the important videos, you'd better use a piece of dedicated data recovery software to recover your deleted videos. MiniTool Power Data Recovery is your best choice. Now, read the following contents to learn this data recovery software.

2. MiniTool Power Data Recovery

This software has five recovery modules and they are "Undelete Recovery", "Digital Media Recovery", "CD/DVD Recovery", "Lost Partition Recovery" and "Damaged Partition Recovery" (Please see the following picture).

power data recovery

1. Undelete Recovery

This function is used to recover the files and folders which are deleted from Windows Recycle Bin or by using SHIFT+DELETE keys.

2. Lost Partition Recovery

This function is designed to recover files from the lost and deleted partition. If you are unable to find the target partition with "Partition Recovery" function of MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can use this "Lost Partition Recovery" function to have a try.

3. Damaged Partition Recovery

It is the most powerful function of this data recovery software, which can be used to recover data from logically damaged, formatted and RAW partitions as long as the partitions still exist.

4. Digital Media Recovery

This recovery module can help you to recover lost files from digital media device. For example: flash drive, mp3 player, digital camera, memory stick, memory card.

5. CD/DVD Recovery

This recovery module is specifically designed to retrieve the lost and deleted files from damaged, scratched or defective CD and DVD discs.

Among all of these five recovery modules, "Undelete Recovery", "Lost Partition Recovery", "Digital Media Recovery" and "Damaged Partition Recovery" are available to recover the deleted videos on your laptop. You can choose a suitable recovery module according to your own situation and then utilize it to recover your deleted videos from laptop.

In addition, MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition allows you to recover 1 GB data. You can first download and install this freeware to your laptop to have a try. If you want to use this software to recover more files, you can get its advanced edition from the MiniTool official site.

If you are using Mac OS, you should use MiniTool Mac Data Recovery to assist you to do video recovery on your laptop. The Free Edition only allows you to recover 1MB data. So, you should get an advanced version to recover deleted videos from Mac laptop.

Then, you can find the detailed guidance in this post: This Teaches You How Video File Recovery Can Be Done.

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Part 4: Bottom Line

In this post, we tell you how to recover deleted videos from laptop with three pieces of MiniTool software:

MiniTool Photo Recovery, a piece of dedicated video recovery software, is the best choice for you to recover the deleted videos from your laptop. Besides, "Partition Recovery" feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard is able to find the lost partition and its data on your laptop; and MiniTool Power Data Recovery offers you different recovery modules which focus on different data loss cases. Please choose a suitable tool accordingly.

When you are using MiniTool products, you may encounter some issues. In this situation, you can contact us anytime. You can describe the issue in your email and send it to [email protected]. Or, you can just leave a message in the following comment area. Of course, you can also share your good solutions and suggestions with us. And we will reply you as soon as possible. Thank you in advance!