kikellis wrote: Thanks for the info, but there is no way that the personal recordings of my kids marching in the Fresno State Band Veteran's Day parade five years ago, or my daughter being on the news about her lifeguard training are on Amazon. These are what I cherished and didn't want to lose. My kids are grown and gone now and I watch these videos once in awhile just for memories sake.........
Chris S. wrote: On average, hard drives last 4-5 years before you start seeing issues. The fact that you still had recordings from nearly 7 years ago is amazing.
However, there is nothing we can do to rescue recordings after the receiver re-formats the hard drive. The receiver only re-formats when there is an error and it can see that it can save itself without needing a full replacement. Errors can be cause by mechanical failures, data corruption, or combination of the two.
To prevent any issues in the future, it is recommended to back up your recordings to an external hard drive. Backed up recordings can be played back on your receivers, even it fails or needs replacement.
I wish we could help you further, but unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to get back your recordings.