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Sony Camcorder Recovery: Recover Lost Videos & Photos

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Is it possible to recover videos from my Sony camcorder?

I accidentally deleted some videos from my Sony Handycam HDR-CX56X camcorder. I am using my 2GB Sony memory stick, and I know that all the files taken with the Handycam are stored on it. I tried to take the stick out and connect it to my computer, but the deleted videos were not showed there. Is there any possibilities to retrieve my camcorder videos?

Yes, there is a possibilty to recover deleted videos from Sony camcorders. When you directly deleted videos from your camcorder, there is no recycle bin thing as on a computer to store deleted files, and this's why you can't see them when you connect it to your computer.

But deleted videos are not really gone, but only become invisible and available to be overwritten by new files. Therefore, you can recover any files from Sony camcorders like Sony Handycam, 3D camcorder and more.

How to recover files from Sony camcorder (videos & photos)

Before doing anything else, get a Sony camcorder recovery program here: Wondershare Photo Recovery, or Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac.


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Note: Remember to save the scan results if you're going to recover the found files later, to prevent data loss.

Next, let's try the photo recovery for Windows together to check steps in detail.

Step1. Connect your Sony camcorder to the computer

To recover deleted videos from Sony camcorder is actually to recover them from the memory stick used on the camcorder. Hence, you can choose to directly connect your camcorder to the computer with a USB cable, or just connect the memory stick with a card reader. Take the way you like. Then launch the program and "Start" Sony camcorder recovery.

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Step2. Scan lost files on Sony camcorder/memory stick

Here, your camcorder or memory stick will appear as a drive letter. Select it and click "Scan" to begin searching lost files from your device.

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Step3. Preview and recover Sony camcorder photos, videos

After the scan, all recoverable files, including photos and videos, will be displayed and listed in categories. You can preview and check to recover them all with one click.

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Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Sony camcorder or the source memory stick again. Find another place for it like on your computer or other external disk, for safety's sake.

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