MP4 is one of the most popular video formats, many portable devices such as tablets, smarrtphones, and digital cameras record videos in .mp4 format. We may take some memorable moments in videos, but what if the videos are deleted by accident or lost due to other reasons?

“I record some .mp4 videos with my Canon camera, and save them in the SD card, but unfortunately, I deleted them by accident. Can I recover them? They are about a birthday party of my son. Thanks for your advice.”

Well, as is known to us, video is an important means to record our life. People may be quite sad when they lost videos that record their important moments. But luckily, it is possible to recover deleted videos. This article will take recovering deleted MP4 files for example to show you how.

In order to recover deleted MP4 videos, we need firstly get a data recovery tool. Here, this Photo Recovery is a good choice. With it, you can easily and safely recover lost MP4 files from HDD, SD card, CF card, USB drive, and other storage devices. In addition, it can also recover photos and audio files. Now, following the steps below to see how.

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How to Recover lost MP4 files on Mac and Windows

Both Mac and Windows Photo Recovery share similar features, so, you can follow the guide below to recover deleted MP4 files on Mac and Windows.

Step 1. Connect your memory card to the software

To make the guide better understood, here I show you how to recover lost MP4 videos from memory card.
Firstly, connect your memory card to your computer using a card reader, then start the MP4 Recovery, and select a recovery mode in the home menu, click Start to move on.


Step 2. Scan the memory card

Next, in the window that appears, you can see your card is shown, select it and click Scan to scan the lost videos on it.


Step 3. Recover lost MP4 videos

At last, when the scan is over, the recoverable files will be displayed in the left side. Go to the .mp4 folder to check the videos, mark the ones you need, and click Recover to restore the lost videos. A dialogue will pop up to ask you to select a directory. Do not save the recovered MP4 files to your memory card for safety’s sake.


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About MP4

MP4, full name of MPEG-4 Part 14, is a multimedia file format which uses the MPEG-4 multimedia computer file format with file extension mp4, to store digital audio and video content.The official filename extension for MPEG-4 Part 14 files is .mp4, but many have other extensions, like .m4a and .m4p etc.