Thanks for your reply Jim.
You wrote: "If they are actually gone, something else did it!"
There is no "IF" to it. They are gone.
You also wrote, "The install program does not delete videos."
I do not think I said "the install program" per say, I meant the installation of the program and its use appears to have deleted the videos.
I must say with all due respect and no malice intended.........
the videos were there 5 minutes prior to the installation of the program, which, by the way, was extremly easy, and after copying my first and only VHS tape, the videos were gone. How did I know? I always view my hard drive contents after installing and opening a new program, a habit I learned some 25 years ago when I started working with computers, and the display shown without any doubt, they were gone.
No other operations were performed on the computer during the installation and copy of the VHS tape,
When I noticed the loss was about 10 minutes after the copying was through. During that 10 minutes after the copy finished, the only thing performed on the computer was viewing the dvd copy of the vhs tape to confirm it had performed the task and reviewing the contents of the hard drive again. The videos were the only things missing.
If this is the first and only reporting of such a "possible" problem, that does not constitute a fact that the problem does not exist. If conditions are there, like a conflict with some other program on a computer, sometimes something different can and does happen.
Do not worry about it. I restored the hard disk with a backup copy that was performed, automatically, a few hours prior to the installation of the program.
Thanks and Have a Great Day,