I think there's no hope of regaining those deleted titles, but I sure would like to know what went wrong, to prevent it from happening again.
Thanks for your thoughts.
People have been working on recovery methods with varied success. Here's my help file on the subject.
Don't worry about starting a new post.
Well, that's the problem since a normal windows system will not "recognize" a Philips or Mag HDD. It might show up with Linux or a Hex editor (one mentioned in that link I gave). Hex is also mentioned often in this thread on Philips/Mag HDD investigation.
To me, it sounds like a royal PITA to get files off a recorder HDD but might be worth it to retrieve really "precious" memories that can't be re-created?