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Hard Disk erased

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I was trying to copy my files to a DVD and the recorder hung on "erase title" some how. Next thing I know, all my programs were deleted. Is there a way to recover them?

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  • Russ_M Feb 25, 2008

    I have unplugged my recorder to that the disk would remain intact. How do I do the "undelete" code?

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First of all, Don't Record Anything else on this machine! Even though you have "deleted" items, they live on the disc still. However, anything you now record May be written over the files you have come to know and love, and that's why it's Important to try and follow this advice. After that, you can utilize an "undelete" code to restore your titles....accordianman

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

  • Michael Borelli Feb 26, 2008

    Okay then, I guess it's time for a visit to an authorized service center for a data extraction. shouldn't be more than about 60 bucks...accordianman

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