How to recover deleted videos from Gopro hero

When its feeble fellow camcorders gradually being replaced by iPhone, Gopro hero stands on its own for its durability, ruggedness, capture videos in places that an iPhone will definitely peril. Regretfully, even the mighty Gopro hero can't stand human mistake. If you accidentally delete precious videos from your Gopro hero camcorder, don't worry, they can be brought back.

What happens when you delete videos or empty folders from a Gopro camera

After a delete command is sent, the operating system will look for the selected videos on the storage and mark the place where the videos occupied as available for use and overwritten. At this point of time till new videos start rolling in, the deleted videos are perfectly recoverable. After this point of time, every new file saved on the Gopro camera's storage will decrease the chance of a successful recovery of the deleted video.

After a delete command is sent, the operating system will look for the selected videos on the storage and mark the place where the videos occupied as available for use and overwritten. At this point of time till new videos start rolling in, the deleted videos are perfectly recoverable. After this point of time, every new file saved on the Gopro camera's storage will decrease the chance of a successful recovery of the deleted video.

So, it's important to stop taking new videos once you know that some video files are mistakenly deleted. Keep the Gopro camera as it were until the video recovery software get its hand on the camera's storage and recover the deleted video back.

How to recover deleted video from Gopro hero camcorder

Download video recovery for Gopro hero.

Launch video recovery, click scan, technically the software is a multimedia file recovery software, besides video, it also recovers audios and photos from Gopro hero HD. More file types means longer scanning time, if it's only the videos you are after, click "advanced" scan to specify scanning video types as mp4, which is the primary video file format for Gopro hero HD, Gopro hero HD 2 and Gopro hero HD 3

Select removable media drive as the target, click scan.

While the scanning process is ongoing, the software will list the scanning result – recoverable media/video files on the preview pane. The result will be made up of deleted files that are intended to delete, you can use the file filter to easily locate the video files you are after.

Recover deleted videos from Gopro

FAQs:

Does the video recovery software have a mac version?

Yes, the software has both windows and mac version, but not linux, regretfully.

Removable media drive or the drive letter that represents my Gopro doesn't show up in the "select media drive" window, what went wrong?

The Gopro camera needs to be connected with the computer under USB mass storage mode, if still no luck, you can pull out the SD card and use a card reader to connect with computer, video recovery for Gopro will have no trouble to recognize the card

My missing video doesn't show up in the scanning result, what happened?

They might be overwritten

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