Originally Posted by JHBrandt
Has anyone ever lost all their recordings when deleting a single recording? This has happened to my wife twice. She likes to watch & delete, but yesterday when she watched a show & deleted it, everything
got deleted except for one recording.
This also happened a few months ago. At that time I just changed my timers to protect my recordings, figuring she just hadn't been paying attention and had deleted my recordings by mistake. But then it happened again yesterday, wiping out protected (mine + some of hers) & unprotected recordings alike.
I know she didn't get into the diagnostics and reformat the drive because there was still one of her recordings left (which she then watched & deleted).
Anyway, I decided to turn lemons into lemonade. Since the drive was now empty, I swapped out the factory 250GB drive with a WD 750GB drive. Over 106 hours of HD recording time now, provided they don't all get deleted again
The Pal that made me mad by losing all my recordings Sunday, did something strange and wonderful Tuesday. I was getting ready to watch the Capital One Bowl
that I'd recorded while watching the Heart of Dallas Bowl
. I expected to see that recording plus two recordings of Emergency!
, but instead I saw the Capital One Bowl and one
listing for Emergency!
with a "folder" icon I'd never seen before
Out of curiosity I selected the Emergency!
listing and sure enough, the two expected recordings appeared. Selecting "Done" returned me to the first screen, where I watched and deleted the bowl game. The two Emergency!
recordings are still in the "folder."
I wasn't aware the Pal DVRs could organize recordings into folders by title. It's a great feature but I've been using it for years and never saw it do this before Edit:
Apparently this is one of the "sort" options on My Recordings. Default is to sort by date. You can sort by other things, but if you sort by "title group" it shows a "folder" for multiple recordings with the same title. My wife may have played with this (while trying to find the recordings that disappeared) and turned this feature on accidentally.
It does help unclutter the My Recordings page if you've recorded several episodes of the same show. As mentioned in post 1, however, the episodes within
each "folder" aren't necessarily sorted by date.Edited by JHBrandt - 1/3/13 at 6:45am