If you've unintentionally deleted your latest CapCut video edits, you're not completely out of options (usually). Your data is still available and should be retrievable. You have several retrieval options for recovering deleted CapCut videos and we'll guide you through the steps.


  1. Learn how to recover deleted projects in CapCut.
  2. Can you recover deleted or lost video projects in CapCut?

How to Recover Deleted Projects in CapCut - Recover Deleted Capcut videos.

Losing files and projects is one of the worst things that can happen when you are a video editor. Countless hours go into creating projects and capturing footage so when you open CapCut and it's empty panic using isn't too far away! Thankfully there are a couple of ways you can restore a deleted video you've accidentally deleted. Though there's certainly an element of luck involved in restoring deleted content so work through the steps below for a way to recover deleted content in CapCut.

Recover Deleted Capcut Projects From Recycle Bin.

Windows and Mac computers both have a Recycle Bin where they temporarily store deleted files. So if you have accidentally deleted content from CapCut or the folder you had everything stored in there's a chance it may still be in the recycling bin. Though big projects and files may have skipped this phase and gone to the forever abyss....

  • Double-click your computer’s recycle bin icon.

  • Locate the project you want to recover.

  • Right-click on the file and choose Restore.

This will restore the project or the project's files to their original location. Alternatively, you can drag and drop it to your preferred location, including an external storage device. Just make sure that you relink everything in CapCut if you move the files to a new location. Otherwise, you'll get the Media Lost error.

Recover Deleted Capcut Projects from Cloud Storage.

Capcut’s cloud storage integration not only allows you to access and edit your projects from any location but also lets you recover projects that you accidentally delete. If you’ve backed up your Capcut projects using iTunes or iCloud, you can easily recover them.

  • Connect your device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes.
  • Open iTunes and select your iPhone when it appears.
  • Click on “Restore Backup.”
  • Choose the backup containing the deleted projects.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.

What Causes CapCut Project Losses.

While the main reason projects get deleted from Capcut is user error there are a few other things that may cause projects to go missing in CapCut.

  • Accidental deletion: This is the number one cause of problems and it's usually just user error. People deleting the wrong files or folders on their devices. Or accidentally removing the project file from CapCut. So make sure you keep things organised as much as possible while working on projects.
  • App Updates: While this doesn't happen very often, CapCut updates or changes to the application could cause project deletion, especially if your projects are incompatible with the newest app version. As we said this is quite uncommon but a possibility. I generally make a backup of projects before updates.

  • Device Issues: The next potential cause of project loss in CapCut is hardware and device issues. Usually corrupted drives or similar issues.

  • Technical Issues - a CapCut app error, bug, or glitch could cause video data loss, damage, or corruption, though this is also fairly uncommon.

Is It Possible to Recover Deleted CapCut Videos?

Though the official CapCut website claims that your project is gone forever once it's deleted, there are still a few ways you may be able to recover it though it really depends on a lot of circumstances. The main one being how the data was deleted and if you have cloud storage.