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Several Ways to Access to Deleted YouTube Videos

Author by Oswald

Updated on May 28, 2021

There’s no denying that YouTube videos have become, more than leisure time recreation, a major part of our life. Thus it’s not hard to imagine how frustrating you are when finding a YouTube collected on your YouTube Studio or your favorites got deleted/removed, and you have no idea how to find it. Nobody likes that. Luckily, however, data don’t just vanish. With some clues on your hands (especially the video URLs that you shared on social media) and several practical methods, we can manage to access to deleted YouTube video, keep reading to find out how.  

Method 1. Watch Deleted YouTube Videos with YouTube

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That’s the simplest method but it’s easy to overlook and actually quite worth a shot. Get back to YouTube again, if you could remember a part of the video’s title or the keywords that describe the video, type what you have in mind in the YouTube search bar, there might be duplicates of the video you desire, in the search result.

Method 2. Find Deleted YouTube Videos with Search Engine

Search Deleted YouTube video ID on GoogleSearch Deleted YouTube video ID on Google

If you have the video URL of the deleted YouTube video, copy the string after the “=” mark, which stands for the YouTube video id. Try searching YouTube + space + video id like “YouTube a4p7al8e648” on Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or any other search engines you can think of. The desired video is very likely to be found on the first page of the search result. Note that some URLs you saved don’t suggest the real YouTube video ID, you have to right click on the page blank space > Inspect > press “Ctrl” + “F” > search for “video-id” > copy the string that follows in the quotation mark.

Method 3. Retrieve Deleted YouTube Videos with WayBack Machine

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As said, data don’t just vanish. The WayBack Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web developed with the intention of providing "universal access to all knowledge" by preserving archived copies of defunct webpages. Surely they preserve archived copies for YouTube as well, and you can watch deleted YouTube videos with the help of it.

Copy video ID of the YouTube video desired > Navigate to > Paste the URL into the box next to “WayBack Machine” > Hit “BROWSE HISTORY” > Locate the snapshot from the shown calendar > click on the snapshot to watch deleted YouTube Video

Method 4. Watch Removed YouTube Videos Using Browser

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Copy the URL of your removed YouTube video, replace the “watch?v=” to “embed/” and the new URL will be like “ ” and then press Enter. You’ll be led to a new page to watch your YouTube removed the video.

If you’re the owner of the YouTube video, Open Google Web Console, go to the Network tab, then play the YouTube video > In the Google Web Console, right-click the Name of the largest Size column entry, copy and visit the link > Hit the download button to download the original uploaded video.

Method 5. Contact YouTube Nonprofit Program to Restore the Deleted YouTube Video

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Not only the YouTube Nonprofit Program helps nonprofits connect with supporters, volunteers, and donors, its partners can contact them to restore the deleted YouTube video.

Go to your YouTube studio > hit the question mark on the upper-right side of the page > search nonprofit program in the box > Hit “YouTube Nonprofit Program Overview” > Scroll down and hit “Dedicated technical support” > Contact us > Follow the further instructions

Method 6. Data Recovery Programs to Restore the Deleted YouTube Video

Did you accidentally delete the downloaded YouTube video on your own? In that case, you can draw support from some proper Data Recovery Programs to get the deleted YouTube videos bac k.

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