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How To Recover Deleted YouTube Channel

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Points:

» To recover the deleted YouTube channel, open this link: myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts, on the Google web browser.
» Make sure you have logged in to the same Google account that is registered on the YouTube channel.
» Secondly, for the deleted videos of the YouTube channel, you have to search “site:www.youtube.com +channel name” on your Google browser, and from the results find your video and tap on the “three dots” and then, select “Cached”.

How To Recover Deleted YouTube Channel:

Recovering a deleted YouTube channel is not a big task if you are trying to recover within 3 weeks of deleting the account.

Let’s see the steps to recover a deleted YouTube channel:

1. From Google Settings

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to: myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts

 To recover your deleted YouTube account through Google Settings, first, you have to open this link > myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts on the Google browser.

From Google Settings

This link is a Google Brand account link, that carries all the data of your Google account. So, when you will open this link, under the “Deleted accounts” section you will find the deleted account, and from there you can recover it.

 Deleted accounts section

But for that, you have to make sure that you have logged in to Google through the same Gmail address that is in your deleted YouTube channel. Otherwise, Brand Account won’t be able to find your deleted account.

Thus, you have to open Google using the same Gmail address as the deleted YouTube channel and then, search for the given link. 

Step 2: Click on ‘Deleted accounts’

After opening the link on Google, you will directly reach the “Brand Account” page. On that page, you will a heading, which says > “Manage your Brand accounts”, and below that will be some options such as “Pending Invitations, Email Preferences, and Deleted Accounts”. 

Manage your Brand accounts on Youtube
Click on Deleted accounts on youtube

So, you have to click on the “Deleted Accounts” option and there you will see your deleted YouTube channel and the option to recover it. 

Step 3: Recover Brand Account

Now, click on the option given to recover your deleted YouTube channel account. Next, follow the instruction and your account will be recovered. 

Recover Brand accounts from there

2. Appealing to YouTube’s Community Guidelines

You should use this method to recover a deleted YouTube channel. Just try the steps below:

Step 1: First of all, log in to your Google account associated with the deleted YouTube channel.

Step 2: Then, navigate to YouTube’s Community Guidelines page.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/policies/community-guidelines/

Step 3: Next, review the guidelines and determine if any violations occurred on your channel. If not, proceed with the appeal process.

Step 4: Now, submit an appeal and provide any necessary information or evidence to support your case.

3. Contacting YouTube Support

You can use this method to recover a deleted YouTube channel. You can now try the following steps below:

Step 1: First of all, visit the YouTube Help Center.
URL: https://support.google.com/youtube/

Step 2: Then, just navigate to the “Contact Us” section or search for “deleted YouTube channel” to find relevant articles or guides.

Step 3: After that, contact YouTube support directly and explain your situation.

Step 4: Finally, provide any necessary information or proof of ownership to the support team and follow their guidance to recover your deleted YouTube channel.

Why Does YouTube Channel Delete Accidentally:

Follow the below reasons:

1. Violates Guidelines and Copyright issues

Every online platform that owns billions of followers and visitors has certain guidelines for posting content, pictures, captions, hashtags, etc. Users cannot do whatever they feel like creating and posting.

They must follow the pre-set guidelines and terms and conditions they agreed on while registering an account with YouTube. The guidelines for YouTube to post content include, that, the content should not deliver a wrong, inflammatory message, the theme should not hurt a community or an individual, and no sexual content, pictures, and abusive character.

These are some of the main factors that include in the content posting rules of YouTube. If any user does this, then, he is violating the rules and terms of the platform; that end in suspending or deleting his channel/account from YouTube.

Along with this, another major activity that comes under violation is “Copyright”. You cannot copy and post the original content of someone on YouTube or outside. In order to use others’ content, music, and audio, you have to ask permission, then load legally, and then use it, Otherwise, it will be considered copyright and your channel will be deleted immediately. 

2. You deleted the Gmail Account

While creating an account on YouTube, you have to add a Gmail address to it. That ultimately links your YouTube channel to that added Gmail address. All the notifications and messages related to your channel will be sent to that Gmail address.

However, any sort of inactive activity that happens with the Gmail address would directly impact the YouTube channel. Also, if you delete your Gmail account intentionally or accidentally, it will directly delete your YouTube channel. 

Thus, deleting the Gmail account would have deleted your YouTube channel, accidentally. 

How to Find Deleted YouTube Videos of a Channel:

After 3 weeks of deleting the YouTube account, it will be difficult to recover the account through Google Brand Accounts. Hence, in such cases, the following mentioned alternative methods will work for you, to find the deleted YouTube account and the videos of the channel.

1. Stored Videos from PC Backup

Generally, people keep a copy of their created and posted video of the channel on their PC or pen drive. They save the video on the PC in a backup folder.

If you too also do this, then, it will be like a life-saver for you. So, what you have to do is, on your PC, open the “YouTube” folder, where you store all the data about YouTube videos. Open that folder and search for the backup file. Under that backup file, you will get all the videos that you have posted on your channel till now. Find one of your requirements and that’s it, problem solved.

Remember, this method will only work if you have a backup of videos in your channel. Otherwise, you have to go to data recovery tools and all that. 

2. From Google Cache on PC

Some things never go off the internet even though it was deleted months ago. Especially if it was on one of your google accounts. Similarly, the videos on your YouTube that you are thinking are deleted and lost forever, are not actually deleted. It is very much possible that it would be available on Google cache on your PC. 

To find the deleted video from the Google cache, follow the steps:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Google and on the search bar type this: “site:www.youtube.com +channel name”.

YouTube Channel Search on Google

Step 2: Type exactly this on the search bar and search it. 

Step 3: Now, on the screen, you will see all the deleted videos from YouTube. Scroll the result, slowly and carefully.  And, find yours. 

Step 4: Next, to get it back, click on the “three dots” given on the video and select “Cached”. Follow the instructions and you will surely get back your deleted video. 

Click on Three dot
Click on Cached
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