YouTube is our favorite companion to spend time watching videos. Some of the videos we like so much that we keep re-watching them. However, sometimes your favorite video may get deleted, and you’ll keep wondering if it is possible to watch deleted YouTube videos. Fortunately, it is.
If you are trying to learn about it, this post is specifically written for you. Here, I will guide you on how to watch deleted videos on YouTube. I will explain not only one, but three working methods. You can use any of these based on your situation.
Is It Possible to Watch Deleted YouTube Videos?
We keep watching countless videos on YouTube in our leisure time. Some of them are just for fun, while some of them are lessons, or how-tos, and anything else. Sometimes, we like a watched video so much that we put a bookmark, or save it to our playlist, and keep playing it again and again. But, one day, the video gets deleted due to any specific or unspecific reasons and you can’t find it.
When you visit it, you will find the ‘Delete Video’ or ‘Video Unavailable’ message on your screen. A video can be deleted due to a number of reasons such as copyright claim, inappropriate content, or any uploader specific reason. In this situation, you can’t watch your beloved video and feel helpless. However, it is completely possible to watch a deleted YouTube video.
If you haven’t heard about it, then don’t worry. I will explain everything about it. Everything is very simple. By the end of this post, you will be able to play that amazing video again.
How to Watch Deleted YouTube Videos?
Luckily, there are multiple methods available to watch deleted YouTube videos. Although you’d only need a single method to do that, in case if you are stuck, you will still have options. You just need to read and follow the steps mentioned here properly. And, you will be able to re-play that amazing video.
Once found, you can save that video on a cloud or storage to re-watch it anytime easily. I’d recommend that you download a copy to your device. So, you won’t have to struggle next time.
Method-1: Watch it with the Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of a lot of free content. You can find millions of ebooks, videos, music, software, and many other things. You can use this great website to find that deleted YouTube video. You will need the video URL to use this method. Follow these steps in order to know how to do that:
Step-1: The first thing you need to do is get the URL of that deleted YouTube video. To do that, visit YouTube, log in to your account, and search that video. You can easily find it from your watch history or liked videos playlist. You will see the ‘Deleted Video’ thumbnail on its page. Just copy the URL from the search bar.
Step-2: Now open a new tab in your browser. Visit the Internet Archive in it. The Internet Archive homepage will open that will inform you about the website.
Step-3: You will find an empty box present next to WaybackMachine present in the top front, just paste the URL of that video you copied earlier here. After that, hit the Enter key on the keyboard.
Step-4: After a brief search, you will find the deleted video on the screen. You will also see the upload history of the deleted video and other details arranged in a calendar form. If you know the upload date, just right-click on the date and download the video. Or, you can click on the oldest date, or random dates to get the video.
Note: You won’t be able to play the video directly. You have to right-click on a working date, and then download the video to play it.
Step-5: Once downloaded, play the video and enjoy it again.
That’s it. This is how you can watch the deleted video again using its URL.
Method-2: Find it with a Search Engine
The next method to re-watch the deleted YouTube video will seek help from Google. You can also use other search engines for this purpose such as Yahoo, Bing, etc. However, using Google is recommended as YouTube is owned by it. If you can’t find the video URL, this is the ideal method to use. Follow these steps to know what you have to do:
Step-1: Open a web browser and go to the Google search bar. In the search bar, enter “site:www.youtube.com + name of the deleted YouTube video.” If you can’t recall the exact name, try to enter the nearest possible one.
Step-2: Now hit the search icon and let Google find all the relevant videos for this name from YouTube’s servers. If you wish to find the video on any other website such as Dailymotion, Facebook, etc, then replace ‘YouTube’ in the search query.
Step-3: From the search results, find that video and try to play it. If you are able to play it, then well and good. If not, just copy the URL of the video, and use the Internet Archive as instructed in the first method.
That’s it. This is how you can find the deleted video just by using its name.
Method-3: Recover it with a Recovery Tool
If you are trying to watch your own YouTube video that you uploaded on the platform but deleted from your device’s storage, you will have to use the right ‘data recovery tool.’ You can use any tool. We’ll explain this method by using ‘EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.’ Follow these steps:
Step-1: Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC. Once done, launch it. Now choose the location where you stored the deleted video. Next, click on ‘Scan’ to allow the tool to scan the storage.
Step-2: After scanning, select the videos in the ‘Filter’ drop-down menu. Then, double-click on the found videos and preview them to confirm.
Step-3: Once you find the video, click on ‘Recover’ to save and export it to any location on your PC.
That’s it. You can use any good recovery software for this method.
Not being able to find your favorite videos on YouTube is painful. The reason for this could be that it got deleted. However, it is possible to watch the video that has been deleted by YouTube. These are all three methods that will help you to watch your favorite YouTube videos that got deleted due to any specific reason. You can use any of these and enjoy your favorite videos.
That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful. Feel free to use the comment box to share your opinions or ask questions about it.