That didn't work, which was quite predictable. I deleted the folder in the start menu and for unknown reason this meant that it deleted itself from my user folder. It was too big to fit in the Recycle Bin so it just got erased.
I downloaded some recovery software and realised that it gets steadily harder to recover whatever you've lost because every time you do something on the computer it gets recorded on the Hard Drive and soon all your precious data is lost under layers of useless data.
I managed to recover: Some episodes of Full Metal Panic!, the IT crowd series 3 (missing episode 4), Some game captures of Team Fortress 2, a bunch of uncoded camcorder videos.
I lost: All 3 futurama movies, various little video projects I had working, some feature length-films which I had already seen.
The biggest loss is that of my little video projects because now I have to start over from scratch.
Yesterday, me and matchstick re-did the face on my Vegas 2 character. I played for about 10 minutes and got these awesome screen grabs:
Actually that's the only screen grab that allows me to upload. I'll put more up when the internet's not being such a pain.
UPDATE: Here are the rest.