3GPP commonly known as 3GP is a multimedia file format. 3GPP is an abbreviation of Third Generation Partnership Project. It is developed to provide services to 3G UMTS multimedia services. 3GP file format is specially designed for 3G mobile phones but it can also run on 2G and 4G mobile phones. Nowadays, mobile phones are becoming very popular and people used to carry it wherever they go and record their precious memories. Not only this,mobiles are used for different purposes also like chatting, internet, listening to music and many other things.
For a superb quality of video, 3GP video file format is used in almost all smart phones. The memory cards like XD card, SD card, mini disk, digital card use 3GP video file format to save videos.
Different cases for 3GP video damage
Videos stored in 3GP file format can be damaged due to number of reasons. And these are –
- One is accidental deletion of 3GP videos. There are many situations where you lose video files such as by mistake you can delete your video files by pressing “shift + delete” button or you can empty the recycle bin.
- When operating system fails, 3GP video loss may occur.
- Another factor for 3GP video corruption can be corruption of operating system which results in cross linked files, lost clusters, invalid file directories or file system corruption.
- If a software stops running on the computer or get failed then 3GP file can be lost.
- And last factor is formatting of the system done by mistake which erases all the data on the system.
All the above mentioned situations results in loss of 3GP video files.
Repair 3GP video Files
There are certain chances to repair your corrupted data, deleted and lost data until you have not overwritten the previous data with some new data. This is so because data deleted or corrupted simply free the space occupied by them in the memory. And any new data can take those space which will make it difficult to retrieve previous data of files. So first thing you should do is stop the insertion of new data. Then in order to recover your 3GP video files download Stellar Phoenix Video Repair tool. It is a powerful application in repairing damaged video files especially on Mac OS.
Key features of Stellar Phoenix Video Repair – :
- It can easily repair 3GP videos stored on hard drives, memory cards and other storage device.
- It can repair different types of video file formats on Mac OS.
- Provides preview of repaired files.
User Guide Mac
Step 1: Firstly, download and launch the 3GP recovery tool and then open the application. To recovery images/videos/music from hard drives or other external media, sync the device to your computer and then open the software.
Step 2: A list of hard drives and other storage media recognized by the PC is displayed. Choose that drive which you need to scanned for rescue and click on ‘Start Scan’ button. Besides that here you will get other option as ‘Advance Scan’ which offers you to customize the process on the basis of file types.
Step 3: The ‘Advance Scan’ option enables you to perform a selective rescue based on those music, picture, video, and file type that you want to rescue. A list of Supported file type is displayed under the ‘ File List’ tab. Select those file which you need to recover and click ‘Start Scan’.
Step 4: The recovery tool scans the whole drive and displays a preview of recovered files. The recovered files are shown on the left pane in tree view mode.
Step 5: When the scanning process is completed, all recovered files are saved in folder on the basis of file types in the left pane of software interface. From the appeared screen, select any file for preview.
Step 6: Finally, choose those files which you need to restore from the scanned list and then click recover button. After that, all the selected files are saved at specified location in your system.