As some mentioned the "Keep until" setting is individual to each recording, so I'm still having things deleted on a regular basis that I need to later restore from my tape backups.
This has got to be by far the stupidest software design I've EVER seen. Every software engineer knows you make accidental deletion almost impossible to occur, for example by asking confirmation and making the default answer "No". WMC just deletes your stuff with absolutely no warning and preventing it is an absolute chore.
Considering I have several thousand recordings, is there not a way to tell WMC to not delete anything without going through thousands of recordings one by one? What if I mark all my recordings as "read only"? It's going to delete them anyway right?
I just restored the last batch of deleted recordings, but it's likely a matter of hours or days before it starts deleting stuff for no reason again.
BTW WMC correctly detects the size of the hard drive and available space, so I don't think it's because it's not recognizing my 12 TB drive's actual capacity.
Edit: I just marked all files in "Recorded TV" as read only, then tried to delete an unwanted one through WMC expecting it to work as usual. To my surprise, it said it could not be deleted because it's read only. If it now refuses to delete files even when I tell it too, hopefully it won't delete anything by itself.
Last edited by aab1; 09-22-2018 at 05:48 PM.