So my scenario is pretty stupid: I’m using the FlipShare program, sorting through my Flip videos and I select the coolest video and press “Delete” and confirm the deletion.
Moments later, I’m like, “Waaa…? Did I just….?”
Yeah, and it’s then you notice there’s no “Undo Delete video” option in the Flip program. And if you check your Recyle Bin, the deleted video doesn’t show up there either. You begin to cold sweat.
My desperate Google search found this article and it points to a program called “UndeleteMyFiles”. I download the program and as it installs I continue to call myself an idiot, a loser, a failure at life and other such derogatory terms meant to instill self confidence.
I run the program. It lists my C drive as well as my Flip Video camera (listed as G: drive). I select my Flip Video camera and press the button, “Search”. It lists 10 or so videos, all of which had been previously deleted at some time or another. I select one video and click the button, “Recover”. It asks me to specify a folder on my computer to recover the video to. I do that and begin to cry. It’s recovering my video.
The recovered file is called “_ID00018″. I go to my Flip Video camera folder (the G: drive) and navigate to the folder of videos. I copy my “_ID00018.avi” file into the camera’s folder and rename the file, “VID00018“.
Then I restarted my FlipShare program. It opens and displays my lost-now-recovered file as being available to edit, send, and share as normal.
I become profusely grateful. I write this post for all other FlipVideo owners who run into the same stupid scenario. And yes, it is stupid. Been there, done that.
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