Thus we see a good reason for having backups...
Even a portable external drive is a good thing, disconnect it and put it aside when not doing a backup...
The 'Mess' is many files with foreign language filenames
Yes, rip at least a few from CD's so you have a basic library of shares, then go hunting
WMW help room is a good place for extra help, and to find more rooms
in rooms, be nice, browse other users for files, and you can start to rebuild
Oh, and do share what you rip and download, helps ppl like you more