How to Recover Deleted or Lost YouTube Video with URL or Not

Many YouTubers have deleted videos from their YouTube channels which they don’t anyone to see it and regretted for the choice months or years later. It is understandably that no one cares to download an awkward video before deleting it, but more often than not, the video turns out to be a valuable memory or import proof in the future. Is it possible to watch or recover deleted YouTube videos? In this article, we are going to introduce two working methods for the purpose.

Recover Deleted or Lost YouTube Video

Method 1. Restore/Watch Deleted YouTube Videos Online with URL

After you upload a video to your YouTube channel, the video can be crawled or captured online. Some websites provide such a service that allows users to search for archived resources, like web pages, books, videos and software. However, not all YouTube videos are archived but only the ones with a lot of views. Actually, many times, these websites only save relative statistics or snapshots of the resources. Anyway, it is still worth a try.

First of all, you should have the URL of the deleted YouTube video, either it is a link shared on your Facebook/Twitter or recorded on an Excel worksheet, or at least a unique keyword. If you want to continue, please follow the steps below. is our recommended website for restoring deleted YouTubes videos online, but you may also try more alternatives for greater chance.

Method 2. Recover Deleted YouTube Videos without Backup

If you failed to restore the uploaded YouTube videos online, now the last resort might be recovering YouTube videos from the local drive where you edited and saved the original video files. You might have deleted the files after uploading them to YouTube, but it is still possible to undelete them from your computer, external hard drive or USB drive. YouTube video recovery is always suggested to be applied as soon as possible since the new data is overwriting the lost ones whenever you use the storage device.

Jihosoft Photo Recovery is the best choice for Windows & Mac users to recover deleted videos & photos from PC, external hard drive, USB drive, and other storage devices. It supports MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, SWF and many more video formats. You can also use it to recover the thumbnails or covers of the YouTube videos as pictures.

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Step 1. Run the Recovery Software and Choose Recover Photo

Run Jihosoft Photo Recovery and you will see three options: Recover Photo, Create Image and Resume Recovery. Please click Recover Photo. You may have a try with Create Image to back up your memory card or USB drive later.

Run the Recovery Software and Choose Recover Photo

Step 2. Select the Disk Drive and Scan Now

When you see the detected disk drives, including internal/external hard drive and USB drive. Please identify and select the drive partition where the deleted videos were stored, then click Scan Now to proceed.

Tips: Advance Scan provides more filtering options by file format.

Select the Disk Drive and Scan Now

Step 3. Preview and Recover Deleted YouTube Videos

Once the scanning is completed, please click the file types on the left and preview every data on the right. You can view or play all the photos, videos and audio files on the program to identify if you really need them. Click Recover button to restore deleted YouTube videos.

Preview and Recover Deleted YouTube Videos

With the recovery software, you can also recover RAW photos and videos from Nikon digital camera and most of other DSLR made by Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, etc.

Tips to Avoid Losing YouTube Videos Permanently

Whether you have restored the lost YouTube videos or not, here are some tips for YouTubers to avoid losing their videos permanently.

Bottom Line

This tutorial covers almost all possible solutions to restore deleted YouTube videos online or locally. We hope you have retrieved your lost videos successfully. If it failed, unfortunately, keep it as a lesson and download the video before deleting it next time. Don’t forget to share this tutorial to more people if you find it useful.

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