How To Recover Accidentally Deleted Data From Kodi XBMC SD Card

By | October 23, 2018

Restore Accidentally Deleted Kodi XBMC SD Card Data

Summary: Accidentally deleted or lost data from your Kodi XBMC card? Lost movies, TV shows, recordings, audio or photos from Kodi XBMC SD card? Don’t worry! In this article you will learn working solution that will help you to recover lost or accidentally deleted data from Kodi XBMC SD card.

One of the quick and fast solutions to recover deleted or lost data such as videos, audios and photos from Kodi XBMC SD card is to use Photo Recovery which is the perfect Kodi XBMC SD Card Recovery software

With the help of photo recovery software, you can:

  • Easily restore deleted, lost or missing data from Kodi XBMC SD card without backup.
  • Recover movies, videos, TV shows, recordings, music, pictures and all types of multimedia files from Kodi XBMC SD card.
  • Also retrieve deleted Kodi multimedia files from fire stick, USB, external hard drive, memory card.
  • Preview recoverable files of Kodi XBMC card within preview screen of the software.
  • 100% read-only program. Safe, secure and easy to use.

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* Free version of the program only scans and previews recoverable objects.

Kodi by XBMC is free open source software that is a media center for playing videos, music, movies, pictures, games, etc on Windows PC, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux platforms. It allows live streaming of TV shows, movies and other videos and allows users to save their favorite programs as well.

However, users regularly reset Kodi on a regular basis to keep it running at its best performance, but resetting Kodi definitely erases all data from the software/app.

Beside that due to large size of multimedia files, Kodi users transfer their files to the external data storage devices such as portable hard drives, SD memory cards or USB flash drives. And this puts the data at risk of deletion or loss.

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For example, just check out real practical scenario of a user!

[SOLVED] Getting movies back again after “Remove From Library”?

Hi All, (first time poster – please let me know if I’m getting anything wrong)

Using Frodo 12.3 on Windows 7 (previously 12.1). No plugins or customization of note.

Problem: Some movies aren’t appearing in our library which used to. I can only assume that this is because my file server was offline, my 5-year-old clicked the movie she wanted to watch, XBMC said something to the effect of “This movie isn’t accessible. Would you like to remove it from the Library?” and she clicked [Yes] and move on to the next one… My problem is that XBMC now knows never to show that movie again and we want it (all of them) back.

If I rename the file slightly on the server – like putting “test” on the end of the file name for example, that new file will appear in the library, (but I like my file naming and would prefer not to rename everything simply to work around the problem). I’ve tried the following:

“Clean library…”

Remove the source, including all library information, then add it again and re-scan.

Install latest version (12.3 – was previously on 12.1), and clean/rescan..

The file is removed from the file list as well, so there’s no way I can do anything with it specifically from XBMC any more.

Please help!

Original Post From Kodi Community Forum

Just like above example, there are many people out there encountering the similar kind of problem.

So, now the questions arise – how do you recover cleared or deleted data from Kodi XMBC SD card?

Well, we will come to the Kodi XBMC SD Card Data Recovery solution but before that let us know how one can lose data from Kodi XBMC SD card?

Additional Reading: How To Recover Deleted Recordings Files or TV Shows From PVR

Reasons For The Deletion or Loss of Data From XMBC SD Card

Your saved films, TV shows, recordings, videos, audio, podcasts, games, sports, etc can get deleted or lost from Kodi XBMC card due to various reasons. Some of the common causes are mentioned-below:

  • Accidental deletion.
  • Formatting Kodi SD card due to any reasons.
  • Interruption while transferring data to SD card.
  • Virus or malware attack.
  • And so on.

Alright so now let us find the solution to recover deleted or lost data from Kodi XBMC SD card.

Recover Deleted or Lost Videos, Audio and Photos From Kodi XBMC SD Card

Let me tell you that deleted data from Kodi XBMC SD card is not deleted forever, it simply mark the space empty so that you can add new data on that empty place.

Hence, it is possible to recover deleted data from the Kodi XBMC SD memory card with the help of appropriate data recovery software. Only one thing you have to make sure that existing data is not overwritten by new data.

You can efficiently recover deleted, lost, missing or disappeared movies, videos, TV shows, pictures, audio, recordings and other multimedia files with the use of professional and most popular Photo Recovery software. It is trusted Kodi XBMC Card Data Recovery software, which recovers all the deleted multimedia files from your Kodi (XBMC) SD card.

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This data recovery software for Kodi SD card is the best and widely used to recover deleted or lost photos, videos and audio files after accidental deleting or formatting of the Kodi XBMC SD card.

Below follow the steps to recover lost or deleted multimedia files from Kodi XBMC SD card by using Photo Recovery Tool.

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Steps To Recover Deleted Multimedia Files From Kodi (XBMC) SD Card

Step 1 – Install "Photo Recovery" software and launch it on your computer. Click on "Recover Photo, Audio & Video" tab to recover photos, videos and audio files from any SD card, external USB drive or computer hard drive. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 1

Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. All the hard drive and external media will be shown in the list. Now select the desired drive to scan and then click on "Scan" button.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 2

Step 3 – Once you click on "Scan" button the software will show that scanning is in progress. The software will search for all multimedia files from your selected drive or attached media.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 3

Step 4 – After scanning, all the files that are found in the selected volume, hard disk or other storage media devices are listed. You can now select the files to preview them and then you can click on "Recover" button to finally save them on your computer.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 4

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Extra Tip: Backup And Restore Kodi XMBC With XMBC Backup Add-On

I thought that this would be great place to share about XBMC backup add-on. It will help you to backup and restore Kodi (XBMC) data.

Here follow the steps!

Backup (XBMC) Kodi

  • Go to Programs.
  • XBMC Backup.

Restore (XBMC) From XBMC Backup Add-On File

  • Go to Programs.
  • XBMC Backup.
  • Select the backup that you want to restore.
  • Click “Yes” on restore advanced settings file first.
  • Now restart XBMC.

That’s All! That’s how you can easily backup and restore Kodi (XBMC) with the help of XBMC Backup Add-on.


Though Kodi is the most versatile open-source media players, it still has some drawback – absence of inbuilt backup and restore feature.

You can backup and manually manage the data such as movies, TV shows, videos, games, sports, etc with the help of various add-ons such as Brettus Builds Wizard, Cosmic Saints Wizard, etc.

The involvement of manual processes, particularly with managing large size data, increases the chances of accidental deletion or loss of data.

So, if you have lost or accidentally cleared data on your Kodi (XBMC) SD card and don’t have backup, then in such case, you must try professional Photo Recovery software to recover accidentally deleted pictures, videos and audio files from Kodi (XBMC) SD card.

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