How To Return Video On Android

Readers regularly ask how to restore on the phone, so I wrote this guide. All you need. Recuva program, card reader and phone memory card. Let’s start searching for your files!

Download and install Recuva

Recuva. free recovery program. I recommend it because it is very easy to learn. The recovery wizard is available in Russian. In addition to, the program finds dozens of other formats and data types. So, she is able to return music files, documents, pictures. The main thing is that your files are not overwritten by other data. Well, in the most difficult cases, the deep scan option will be useful.

Therefore, the first step. Download the program and install it on your computer.

Important. Install the program NOT on the disk where the files were deleted.

We connect the memory card to the computer via USB

To restore deleted on Android, you need to read data from a memory card through a card reader (what is it). If you are using a laptop. you’re in luck: it usually already has a built-in card reader. It is also suitable for connecting an sd card.

At the worst, instead of a card reader, you can use an mp3 player (if it has a slot for a memory card) or a phone. The main thing is that the phone’s sd card is displayed in the list of available disks when the device is connected.

Recovery Instructions

For you, I wrote down instructions for recovering deleteds and mp4 movies. Look, it only takes 2 minutes of your time.

Running Recovery Wizard in Recuva

Recuva Recovery Wizard will be useful for new users, and it greatly simplifies the process.

When the Recovery Wizard window appears, click “Further”. You need to select the type of information that you will recover. In our case, this is the item noted in the screenshot.

Recuva Recovery Wizard: Selecting Media to Search

Here are the types ofs included in the Recuva search: avi, mov, mpg, mp4, flv, wmv, mpg, mpeg, mpe, mpv, m1v, m4v, ifv, qt.

Choosing data types will save you time. Recuva will skip all other types of media. In principle, you can specify “All files” (for example, if the list above does not include the extension), but this will complicate the recovery process.

In field “Accommodation ” choose the location of the files, where they were deleted and where we are going to restore them. Mark the option “On the memory card”to scan this particular storage source.

We tell the program where to look for deleteds

The last step is to enable in-depth analysis. It will significantly increase the chances of recovery. In addition, the sd card scans quickly compared to a capacious hard drive. From experience, searching for deleteds will take no more than an hour.

Push button “To begin” and wait until Recuva scans the phone’s memory card completely.

Save recovered files to disk

At the end of the scan of the memory card, the search results are displayed. For clarity, we will switch to advanced mode.

Filtering recovery results

A color marker is displayed next to the file name in the line:

  • red. little chance
  • yellow. there is a chance of recovery
  • green. the chances are great

You can identify the desireds by name. However, this is not always possible (after deletion, the name information may disappear from the file table). Mark the required lines and click “Restore”. Indicate to the program where to save.

Checking the quality of movie recovery

Once you have saved the movie to your computer. The recovered needs to be checked: are there any corrupted fragments, is it playing correctly?

How To Return On Android

In order to make sure that everything is in order with the, start any player and scroll through.

We make sure that the restored does not contain artifacts

Everything is in order and there are no artifacts, we go to drink tea and celebrate the victory!

The did not recover, Recuva does not help

Recuva is a great tool that is understandable and accessible to the user. But there is more functional software. I will advise 3 more utilities that can recover deleted from the phone. If Recuva did not find the deleted clips or saved the damaged clip, use them.

Active File Recovery

Supported formats: 4xm, asf, amv, avi, fli, flc, flv, mxf, mkv, mpg, mts, mpeg, m2v, r3d, rm, rmvb, wmv.

Using Active File Recovery, you can restore deleted not only on the phone, but also on USB flash drives, external USB-drives. Non-Windows file systems are supported. UFS, XFS, Ext2 / Ext3 / Ext4 BtrFS, which means it is more likely to detect deleted items on the hard drive.

The Pro version adds support for RAID arrays. it will be interesting to professionals who are engaged in installation and so on.

Finally, Active File Recovery has the LastChance Recovery option when advanced search no longer helps.


The CardRecovery reanimator program is looking for on removable media: usb flash drives, microsd, etc. Allows you to restore through a step-by-step wizard.

The following recovery formats are supported: AVI, MPG, MOV, MPEG, MPEG-2, ASF, MP4, 3GP, MTS


DiskDigger program. one of the closest alternatives to Recuva.

Supported recovery types: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, M4V, MP4, 3GP, F4V, RM, RMVB, MKV, MPEG, MTS, M2TS, R3D, WEBM

There is an in-depth search and scanning of a given area on the phone’s flash drive. Supports virtual and hard drives, USB-sticks, memory cards, CD / DVD and other media.

Table: supported formats during recovery