It’s easy to accidentally delete videos from your phone. Restoring those deleted videos on Android is a bit tricky, but it can be made easier with the right tools. One of these tools is DiskDigger an Android root app that retrieves videos and other deleted files from your device if you haven’t deleted them too long ago.

The instructions in this article apply to all smartphones and tablets running Android 7.0 (Nougat) and later, regardless of who made your Android device: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

How to recover videos on Android using DiskDigger

To get back deleted videos:

  1. Download and install DiskDigger from the Google Play store. Allow any DiskDigger request permissions.

    Video recovery with DiskDigger requires root access to your smartphone or tablet. think about pros and cons of rooting your Android device.

  2. Launch DiskDigger and tap No thanks, when prompted to purchase the premium version.

    The professional version of DiskDigger recovers deleted music and document files in addition to images and videos.

    Install DiskDigger and Get diskDigger Pro screens on Android
  3. Go to the main menu of DiskDigger and tap Full check .

    This option is only available if you have unlocked root access to your device.

  4. When the scan is completed, a window will appear, find and tap the directory where the videos you deleted were located.

  5. Click on the video type you deleted or select all video types. Then click OK, to confirm that you want to start.

    If you want to see what comes with the pro version of the app, scroll through the list. DiskDigger supports many file formats.

  6. DiskDigger searches the directory you select and looks for deleted files that match the selected formats.

    Depending on the size of the directory, this process may take some time. Follow the progress at the bottom of the screen. Pause DiskDigger if it slows down your device.

  7. When DiskDigger exits, a window opens that tells you if it has found recoverable files on your device. Click OK, to see what he found.

  8. Check the boxes next to the files you want to recover, then click Reestablish at the bottom of the screen.

    Three Android screens showing DiskDigger/data, video format selection and Restore button
  9. The application will ask you where you want to restore your files. Choose from three options:

    • Android : Restore video on Android device. Return the file to its original location, move it to an SD card, or send it to any other location of your choice.
    • Online file storage : Ask DiskDigger to save the video to Dropbox, Google Drive, or another app that sends files to the cloud or other storage.
    • desktop or server : Send file to desktop or server via FTP if configured.
  10. When DiskDigger finishes placing the resurrected video where you directed it, close the application and play your video.

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