Head over to the Play Store and search for “DiskDigger.” It’ll be the first thing to come up.
- Tap Install to install DiskDigger onto your phone or tablet. The permissions might seem a bit sketchy, but DiskDigger needs access to everything on your Android device’s disk to do its job.
Launch DiskDigger. The first thing you’ll see is a prompt to buy the pro version of the app. This isn’t strictly necessary for recovering your videos, but you might want it for other files. The developers locked support for music and document file types behind the pro version.
Find and tap the directory where you videos would have been. A new window will open with a list of files to look for.
- If you want to see what comes with the pro version of the app, scroll through the listing. DiskDigger supports a ton of file formats.
- Depending on the size of the directory, this could take a long time. There isn’t an easy way to index these files, meaning DiskDigger has to sort through a bunch of junk in the portions of your directory that are labeled “writable.” If you find yourself getting impatient, you can always monitor your progress at the bottom of the screen. You can also pause DiskDigger in case it’s slowing down your device.
When DiskDigger finishes, a window will pop up letting you know if it was able to find any recoverable files on your device. Tap OK to see what it found.
Tap the checkboxes next to the files you’d like to recover, then tap Recover at the bottom of your screen.
Online File Storage: There’s always the option to send it somewhere else via your apps. You can have DiskDigger hand your video off to Dropbox, Google Drive, or any other app that can send your files to the cloud or a different storage location.
Desktop or Server: You can send the file to your desktop or server via FTP. It’s another simple option, if you have it set up.
When DiskDigger is finished placing your newly resurrected video where you directed it to, you’re free to close the app, and play your video again.