I Deleted My YouTube Account By Mistake – How Can I Get It Back ?

March 29th, 2009

I Deleted My YouTube Account By Mistake – How Can I Get It Back ?

Here’s how you can recover your YouTube account which you would have deleted by mistake :

1> Contact YouTube’s Customer Support – go to http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/request.py

I Deleted My YouTube Account By Mistake - How Can I Get It Back ?

2> You’ll have a couple of options under ‘Contact Us’, select ‘Account Issue’

3> Click on ‘Continue’

4> Click on ‘Reopen account’

5> And then Click on ‘Contact Us’

I Deleted My YouTube Account By Mistake - How Can I Get It Back ?

You’ll land in a new page where you have to enter your YouTube username and the Associated Email Address. Verify if you are entering the right YouTube username as this is very important. You can check if your Username is correct by replacing USERNAME in http://www.youtube.com/user/USERNAME and opening the URL in a new tab / window.

You can reopen your account this way, but the personal details related your account will be deleted for ever, like the videos and comments associated with that account cannot be restored.

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  1. Danny
    September 12th, 2011 at 07:07 | #1

    My YouTube got hacked, and closed, but they took away the feature :( I NEED MY ACCOUNT BACK!!!!

  2. Maya
    September 19th, 2011 at 01:04 | #2

    that happened to me i jsut went to contact support.

  3. unclehugmefunny
    September 25th, 2011 at 09:47 | #3

    there’s no contact us option on that page ,what do i do?

  4. September 25th, 2011 at 11:25 | #4

    Youtube is sooooo f–ing retarded now. I want KidRauhlSucksA– back!

  5. 19BlackGoddess
    October 2nd, 2011 at 22:06 | #5

    you guys my youtube account reopened..yesterday and it said closed before sept 6th

  6. Jessica vera
    October 13th, 2011 at 06:37 | #6

    None comment

  7. Donnie
    February 28th, 2012 at 15:38 | #7

    Um can someone please reply this does not work I’ve searched that entire website and I need my vids back

  8. teros
    March 8th, 2012 at 09:50 | #8

    @Donnie
    I spent a few hours on this until i came across a YT page with some fine print at the bottom clearly stating that the accounts recovery options have been “RETIRED”

    I didn’t even have a gmail/google account and they messed up my yt account any way.

  9. saad
    March 14th, 2012 at 11:27 | #9

    my wife deleted my 3 year old youtube account, i had all my original songs and views etc on it .

    please help me out, is there any way to get it back?

  10. March 23rd, 2012 at 16:33 | #10

    i did alot of stept i contacted them in an e mail that they replied me back, many times, but they sent me links that they are not what they say, youtube i mean, they are so stupid, its been a month since im tryin to recover my account and still nothing, i asked them forr phone number anything, they are so stupid and ignorant

  11. N
    May 11th, 2012 at 20:12 | #11

    Quote: “You can reopen your account this way, but the personal details related your account will be deleted for ever, like the videos and comments associated with that account cannot be restored.”

    Ok about comments & videos, but what about subscriptions & playlists, will they be deleted as well, for ever?!

  12. Jensel Diaz
    July 24th, 2012 at 00:55 | #12

    I really need some help guys. I had over a thousand subscribers and today, I went to fix the glitch on the reply button and my account got deleted instead. I was trying to unlink the Google+ account from my YouTube, then this happened. Please, if there is any way to recover my old account, someone notify me. :(

  13. August 23rd, 2012 at 14:46 | #13
  14. August 29th, 2012 at 09:04 | #14

    I forget my possword and username . Please I reqvest for u close my account

  15. September 24th, 2012 at 11:39 | #15

    Help my 5 year old listens to music on my you tube and deleted it :((((

  16. November 1st, 2012 at 20:23 | #16

    I can’t andrestand any video

  17. December 17th, 2012 at 23:09 | #17

    Okay!!
    I had the same problem BUT i got back in!
    Go to youtube.com and login USING the email you had used when you HAD your account.
    Click my channel. I will ask you to make a new account do it anyway once you do that it wil say you already have an account.
    click ok
    you will get your account back BUT you will NOT have your video views, comments, subscribers, or videos, favorites and all that crap…
    Hope this helps

  18. December 17th, 2012 at 23:12 | #18

    1> go to http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/request.py

    2> You’ll have a couple of options under ‘Contact Us’, select ‘Account Issue’

    3> Click on ‘Continue’

    4> Click on ‘Reopen account’

    5> And then Click on ‘Contact Us’

  19. me
    December 30th, 2012 at 10:16 | #19

    I have some accounts that were made and closed before september 6th 2011, please is there ANY WAY i can reopen them?? there has to be some way, is there some page cache where i can at least see them, anything similar internet archive way back machine? someone help please

  20. me
    December 30th, 2012 at 10:17 | #20

    oh please reply to me comment above if you know something!

  21. me
    December 30th, 2012 at 10:21 | #21

    Subscriptions and playlists will stay if you close an account and then reopen it, at least they used to when this option to reopen account was still possible. I don’t know about comments on videos, but channel comments used to stay. Uploaded videos will not come back once you close an account even if you reopen, your uploads are gone.@N

  22. Shane
    January 14th, 2013 at 06:32 | #22

    Did you hv any luck greeting your youtube back? If so can you let me no how, as I hv deleted my YouTube by mistake

  23. Eric
    March 23rd, 2013 at 01:43 | #23

    THIS IS NOT HELPING!!!!!:(

  24. Lizzy
    June 13th, 2013 at 16:32 | #24

    @Jensel Diaz

    Exactly the same happened to me. Did you ever sort it out?

  25. SuperNikolica .
    November 7th, 2013 at 07:17 | #25

    my youtube account was deleted because someone tampered with it on, I had a lot of footage that we were meant to, and I would ask you to return my account

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