Remember the days before DVRs? We found an old box of VHS tapes upstairs here. From 20 years ago. Thirty fours tapes were in it. Not one was marked. So I didn't know if they were family videos or something else. That meant I had to manually scan them, one at a time, to see if anything precious was on them. Each one was 6 hours. That meant 204 hours of viewing material. I've been spending too much time trying to go through them. So I devised a method to make it easier. I just stopped each tape I inserted in the vcr at 30 minute intervals for the length of the tape. And then, checked to see what was on them at that point. The majority were old news programs, soap operas and TV shows. There were also some movies. I just found one family tape. It was of our oldest daughter's first apartment. If it had been lost to the trash or recycle bin, we would have been devastated. A few years ago we bought one of those DVD/VCR recorders with the intent of transferring all the VHS tapes to DVDs. It's been collecting dust. Perhaps finding these old tapes will facilitate that transfer chore. Don't want the tapes to disintegrate before we can get to it, though.