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Greg

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Running TMSarchive and for some odd reason none of the recordings and folders with media are showing up anymore on my topfield.

Only the Timeshift folder and the last recording I made last night are showing up. Weird thing is that the amount of free space hasn't changed so It seems like the recordings are still there. Just unable to locate/display them. Either by browsing the recordings with Topfield or TMSarchive or by loging into the Topfield via FTP and browsing all the directories.

Any ideas what has happened and why I can't see any of the reordings or media on the Topfield? Is there a way to recover the media that isn't showing up?
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IanL-S

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I would say that the Toppy encountered a file system error when booting and that all your recording are now in the "lost and found folder" which is hidden. I use the Lost+Found TAP which intercepts the process and transfers the files (with their original names) to a visible Lost and Found folder. Sometimes this process is not 100% successful. You may be able to recover your recordings using one of the utilities described on the oztoppy wiki (here). It will be next to impossible to correctly associate the *.inf and *.nav files associated with recordings, but you can use TFtool to recreate them (although no program information is in the resulting *.inf files).

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Greg

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Thanks IAN.

Installed Lost & Found tap and was able to recover all my recordings. Its now just a matter of going through all the recordings in the Lost and Found Folder to work out what each one is. Since all the recordings in the root have been renamed to meaningless 7 character *.RCN files, Though it looks like in most cases I can match the NAV, IFO and MPG files for each recording by there date.

Luckily all the media and recordings in sub folders retained there original file names.

From what I read its best tot leave Lost & Found running so it can keep track of the file names. In case this happens again it won't take too long to rename the recordings and match the files back to there original names.
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IanL-S

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Glad that it seems to have worked.

Yes definitely best to leave Lost+Found running. It usually preserves the file names - however occasionally it does not recover the *.inf and *.nav files (happened to a 7260 a while back). Not sure if the rebuild nav TAB also creates an inf file - I have not used it since I discovered TFtool.

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