How to Watch Deleted Youtube Videos

Not many people know this but they can watch deleted, removed youtube videos. You can even watch private youtube videos using the internet archive Wayback Machine and using some other internet tricks. As not many normal internet users know about internet archives that’s why they don’t know there is a way to watch videos on youtube which are private or deleted.

Thousand hours of video is uploaded on youtube every minute. Sometimes videos are removed from the youtube platform due to guidelines violations or due to other reasons. Sometimes the owner itself makes the video private, in such cases, you won’t be able to view or play that youtube video. But with the help of the Wayback machine (working as a youtube deleted videos finder), you can watch deleted youtube videos.

Watch Youtube Deleted or Private Videos

First of all, to watch a deleted youtube video, you need to find that video link. You can find a deleted youtube video link from your watch history, from your playlist (if you saved the video in your playlist), channel’s playlist, from your liked videos list. If you’re unable to find the video’s link then if you remember the name of the deleted video just google it and copy the link of the video. Now after finding the link follow the steps below

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What To Do When Youtube is Showing Video Unavailable in Playlist?

Recently after the youtube ui update, youtube is showing x videos are unavailable. Youtube is not giving the link for the unavailable videos. But to use the way back machine we need a youtube video link. To find that unavailable link you need to follow the steps below.

  1. Copy the link to the playlist.
  2. Now go to web.archive.org. 
  3. Put the link in the Wayback machine and search.
  4. Now you’ll get the list of dates and years on which the playlist was saved by the archive.org Wayback machine.
  5. Now select a year from the list and look for the date which is marked blue.
  6. Click on the date and then click on time.
  7. You’ll get the playlist from that specific date and time from the past.
  8. Now copy the link of the video which is currently unavailable and not showing on youtube.
  9. After copying the link you need to remove the Wayback machine URL and only copy the link of the youtube video.

Example (wayback URL) – https://web.archive.org/web/20120328204003/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlKXbJh3Lpo&list=PLB6EC88546A801537&index=5&feature=plpp_video

Youtube link extracted from above URL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlKXbJh3Lpo&list=PLB6EC88546A801537&index=5&feature=plpp_video

Now after getting youtube deleted youtube video link from the playlist, watch history, etc. Follow the steps below.

Watch Youtube Private or Deleted Video on Archive.org

  1. After copying the link of the video you have to delete everything from & to the end of the URL as explained below

Copied link of deleted or private video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynFJ69Izh5w&list=PL4Gm5cxlLzbszqnTewT1lZ-lC9S7dM_qv&index=2

Now remove everything from & to the end of the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynFJ69Izh5w delete from here to the end of the link or remove this part from the URL ”&list=PL4Gm5cxlLzbszqnTewT1lZ-lC9S7dM_qv&index=2”

  1. Now you’ll get the URL of the deleted youtube video to search on the internet archive.org. Which is from the above example is – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynFJ69Izh5w  
  2. Go to archive.org
  3. Now enter the URL of deleted video you got in the second step in the waybackmachine search box and press enter.
  4. Now you’ll get how many times this video was saved on archive.org. Click on the year in which the first time the video was crawled.
deleted youtube video on archive org
  1. Search for dates marked blue (this indicates the date on which the youtube deleted video was crawled and indexed). Hover over the date and click on the time it was indexed or crawled by archive.org
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  1. Now on this page, you can watch the youtube deleted video.
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Also check how to access watch history on Hulu

Alternate Way to Watch Youtube Deleted Video if archive.org Doesn’t Work

You might face issues if you’re on Windows 7. And sometimes deleted youtube videos are not indexed before they were deleted. In this scenario, archive.org doesn’t work. But there is an alternate to watch deleted youtube videos. However, this trick only works for recently deleted videos. So you’ve to copy the link of the recently deleted video and follow the steps below.

  1. You have got the id of the video from the video URL by below method,

Example URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhGWeFS0eaQ&list=PLcMLmU-CYwGeIwucvJ05Cq-VU58npcnAK&index=2

Now delete from here “https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=vhGWeFS0eaQ and from here to the end ”&list=PLcMLmU-CYwGeIwucvJ05Cq-VU58npcnAK&index=2”

Now this “v=vhGWeFS0eaQ” is the video id of the delete youtube video.

  1. Now search this video id on google you’ll get the information (name of the deleted youtube video)about the video.
  2. You can search the video by its name on other video platforms or directly on google.

Related: Fix youtube search filters not working

How to Watch Deleted Youtube Videos Without URL

If you don’t have the deleted youtube video URL, but still want to access the deleted youtube video. There is a way but it is not going to work for every video. Sometimes a deleted youtube video is uploaded by another YouTuber or uploaded to social media. In this scenario, if you remember the youtube deleted video’s name, then you can google the deleted youtube video’s name. If the video is uploaded by some other person on any platform, then it can show in the search result. If you don’t find anything, then go to google and type site:youtube.com + video’s name and hit enter. Like site:youtube.com not afraid you’ll get the videos related to not afraid available on youtube.

watch deleted youtube videos without url

Note: You can try these steps on chrome mobile app by enabling desktop mode to copy the link of deleted youtube video. And follow the steps above to watch youtube deleted or private video.

Conclusion: You can easily watch the deleted or private youtube videos using the archive.org website. If that doesn’t work copy the id of the video and search it on google. Now copy the name and try searching it for on other video hosting site.

You’ve a better way to watch deleted youtube videos? Let us know from the comment box and also check how to fix There was an issue signing you into YouTube error.

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