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Jvc gz-mg20 camcorder recover files

Iwas trying to download video i took yesterday and an error message came up and said i need to recover files so i said yes then it said files recovered and now they are gone

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Re: jvc gz-mg20 camcorder recover files

I actually had the same problem happen. My camera said it had no video files on it. I plugged it back into my computer, turned it on and sure enough my videos were still on my camera. I just went into the files and them copied them to my computer. Good luck.

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There is a program you can download for free off internet called "Undelete Plus" @ it may be worth a try.
There's a good chance it will work if PC can see the Camera hard drive.
Program can recover files from Hard drives and SD cards etc. providing they haven't been reformatted.

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Don't give up on those files, the software I use has found files on the camera that I thought were deleted and it did discover them. And that was unintentional...

Adobe Premiere 4 is the program I use to edit my video and was the one that found the files...

Hope that helps!

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