Gmail is the most prominent among all email platforms available today. Google manages Gmail, with around 1.5 billion active users throughout the world. Each email sent through Gmail can have text, emojis, links, attachments, files, and even signatures. All photos and videos that you send and receive through Gmail are stored in a cloud storage system called Google Photos. So, what if you cannot find a media file on Google Photos (or Gmail)? What if you accidentally delete a few videos from Google Photos? You may have even deleted a few videos on purpose and later changed your mind. You will not only lose them from your Google Photos, but they will be gone from your device as well!
Have you recently lost a few expensive photos or videos from Google Photos and want to get them back? Are you not sure whether you will get all your files back? Are you in search of a method that will help you in getting back your videos from Gmail? Or, have you tried out a few methods already, and they don’t work for you? Are any of the questions mentioned here stuck in your head? Then don’t worry! You have reached the right destination to solve your problem. In this article, we have listed a few methods that may help you get back all your media files. So, start reading to browse through the methods and find the perfect method that can perfectly suit you.
Method 1 – Check your Google Photos Trash to Recover Gmail Videos
What is Google Photos Trash?
Are you familiar with the Trash folder in Gmail? Well, similar to it, Google Photos also has a Trash folder. As soon as you delete a media file, either accidentally or on purpose, it goes to the Trash. This Trash Folder acts as the temporary storage for your files before they are gone forever. All deleted files stay in the trash for a period of 60 days. During this period, you can recover any file in the Trash whenever you want. However, after 60 days, your file is permanently deleted, and you cannot get them from the trash.
How to Recover Videos from Trash?
In this method, we will be recovering all your temporarily deleted videos from the trash folder. You just need to go into your trash folder, select all the files that you want to recover, and a single click will bring them back to your account. If you want a more detailed explanation, check out Method 1 of our guide on how to recover Gmail photos.
Follow all the steps exactly as given. The procedure is the same for recovering photos and videos from Gmail. However, you may not find the file in the trash in certain cases –
- You may have deleted that file from the trash.
- You may have emptied the trash.
- It has been more than 60 days since you deleted your video.
In such cases, this method does not work for you. Keep reading the other methods and find the perfect solution that suits you the best.
Method 2 – Using Third-Party Data Recovery Tools
If you cannot find your files from Google Photos trash, it may mean that your videos are permanently deleted. There is nothing that you could do on your own to get your data back. However, you can use the help of any professional data recovery tool. These tools usually work by scanning your device and listing out all the files that are recoverable. From the recoverable files that are listed, you can preview and select the files that you want to restore. Consequently, these files will be restored back to your device.
However, there is a load of data recovery tools available on the internet. Obviously, not every tool is trustworthy. When you spend some money on a service, it is very important to check whether these tools are authentic. To help you out, we are here with a few suggestions. Firstly, one of the most trustworthy tools is Stellar Data Recovery. Stellar provides a wide range of data recovery services for both mobile phones and computers. Furthermore, there is EaseUS Data Recovery. EaseUs also provides a wide range of data recovery services. These tools will help you get your data back easily. For Android devices, EaseUs also provides Android data recovery software. Just install the software, and you can easily recover all your deleted files!
Method 3 – Contacting the Google Support Team
If you cannot retrieve your data even after performing all the methods mentioned above, your only possible option is to contact the Google Support team. Even if your data is permanently deleted from your cloud, Google takes care of your data in almost all cases. However, there is no complete guarantee that you will get all your files back. Usually, you can get back your data from Google if you contact them within 21 days after it gets permanently deleted.
However, your chances of getting back your data depend upon how you contact Google. To get your files back, you need to place a request to Google. This request must contain a detailed reason. Only if Google finds your request to be genuine, it will take further action. To make things easier, refer to Method 3 of our guide on How to Recover Gmail Photos (link above). We have provided a detailed explanation of the steps to contact Google. Follow these steps to increase your chances of getting a positive response from Google.
In most cases, you can recover your files if you contact Google within 21 days since they are permanently deleted. However, it is not sure that you will get back your files, but worth trying.