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This article will walk through a few ways to how to recover deleted MPEG video files from USB. This would apply to video files that are accidentally deleted, permanently deleted, from the USB drive.

The SoftwarePro USB drive Data recovery tool will deal with any kind of deletion issues. This guide will provide the easiest solution to fix deletion, corruption, and format of MPEG files from internal or external storage devices.

What is A MPEG File?

MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, which sets a standard for digital video, digital audio compression, and transmission. It is a functional group of authorities regulated by ISO and IEC.  MPEG’s sole purpose is to produce video with higher quality than other competing formats such as Windows Video, QuickTime, and many more. Primarily, MPEG files required a hardware decoder to handle the MPEG format, but now all modern computer systems can process MPEG files using the software’s codecs.

Method 1: Recover MPEG Video File from USB (Direct Method)

Here are the four steps to recover the MPEG video files from USB:

Download Data Recovery Software

First thing first, download the Pen drive video file recovery software from the official site and then install it.

(Note – Do not save the software on the drive from where MPEG files have been deleted.)

After that, go to Start, select “All Programs,” then “USB Data Recovery” and open it.

Scan the Specific Drive

After following the above steps, you need to select the scan option.

  1. Scan mode
  2. Formatted Scan mode

Select the scan option if you need to recover deleted or corrupted data. When you need to restore the formatted data, you can choose the formatted scan option. After selecting one option, you need to click on the “Scan” button.

Preview Recovered MPEG Video

When you click the “Scan” button. The program displays a progress report on the bar. Let it complete to 100%. The program will display the data on the left panel of the program.

Choose the “Filter” option. This will bring all the video files directly to the preview panel. Select the MPEG files you want to restore.

Save the Recovered Video

Now the last step is to choose a destination to save the recovered data. You can create a new folder or choose the already existing one.

This is how to recover deleted MPEG video files from USB drive by maintaining data integrity.

Distinguished Features of Recovery Utility

  1. Compatible with all versions of Windows.
  2. Securely restore formatted data, corrupted data, and delete data.
  3. Perform recovery from an internal and external drive.
  4. Supports various NTFS, exFAT, and FAT file systems.
  5. Recover missing, lost, inaccessible files from USB drive, pen drive.
  6. Permanently deleted data is shown in Red color for easy identification.

Also, Watch the Video to Know the Recovery Steps


Method # 2. Use Command Prompt

Users who are not from a technical background and lacks knowledge of command prompt, they will find this method complicated. It is advised to skip this method if you aren’t sure about this inbuilt utility.

  • Press “Windows + R” keys together, then type CMD in the search column.
  • Enter “chkdsk” “drive letter” in the CMD window and hit the Enter key.
  • Click on the “Y” key and press Enter to continue the process.
  • Afterward, the user has to enter the drive letter and click on the “Enter” button.
  • Type the F: > attrib -h -r -s / s / d *. * and click the Enter button.


We sincerely hope that this blog has provided insight into how to recover deleted MPEG video files from USB drive. Three methods are discussed here choose whichever method you want, but make sure to take recovery steps soon and avoid overwriting activities to maximize the recovery chances.

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