Thanks for replying. I did a restore, got my desktop back to how it was before ratdvd ate my files. The folders returned, :sad: so at least I could see where I lost my files from, but the folders with the media files were all empty. I did a searcg of the computer but found nothing resembling the files, so i guess they are gone. Needless to say I won't be trying to use ratdvd anymore.