How to Undelete a Deleted Flip Video

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Flip video cameras save video clips in specific video files. Because of this, if you've accidentally deleted a video from your Flip video camera, you can get it back. All you have to do is recover the files you deleted.

1

Download and install the free trial version of UndeleteMyFiles Pro from seriousbit.com.

2

Plug your Flip video camera into your computer using the cable that came with it.

3

Run the UndeleteMyFiles Pro program. It will automatically select your C: Drive, but you can browse to your other drives -- including your Flip video camera drive, as long as the camera is plugged into your computer.

4

Click to select your Flip video camera drive and click the "Search" button. Your computer will display a couple of video files. Locate the video you want to recover and select it from the list, then click the "Recover" button.

Tip

  • Once you recover the video, it might be named "_ID00018.avi" or something similar. Rename it "VID00018.avi" and copy it back onto your Flip video drive. This will make your Flip video camera recognize it for playback and editing.

Warning

  • Sometimes Flip videos disappear because of defects in Flip hardware, such as bad memory or a burnt connection. In that case, you will have to look into a camera fix, not file recovery.

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