Well, I've done all I can at this point as far as trying to pull any salvageable info off of my old hard drive goes. There was a lot of stuff I was hoping to see that just wasn't there unfortunately.
When it came down to it, I wasn't able to get much. The majority of the information on the drive came up as "unretrievable". The bulk of the retrievable files had nothing to do with poser or photoshop and the small amount of them that did... kinda sucked. It was all old lame stuff for the most part or pieces of projects that are kind of useless on their own. I got a dozen or so pieces of what would have been season 2 of Serum 151, a mixed bag of sequences from a werewolf movie I started to make as well as several of the corresponding project files, some of which actually load in poser, and a bunch of windows movie maker files that no longer have the media that was attached to them.
It wasn't a complete wash though. I got back quite a few parts of a spy/action themed movie from years ago. It's a bunch of bits and pieces, a few project files and several unrendered test scene. Without the test scenes clips there really isn't enough to work with, but if I were to put it together unrendered, I could probably fill in the gaps and make something interesting. The werewolf stuff is in a similar state but not as promising. It's too bad too because I put some serious work into that one at the time. I haven't decided how I feel about it yet. I probably won't ever finish it as a movie but I may take what I have and try to construct a short scene at least.
There are a few more old clips but they are such random little bits I don't even really know what to do with them. For now I'll probably stick to playing with the spy/action movie. At the time I made it it had some of the most complicated animation that I'd done. It was my first real attempt at an actual story driven short. I don't think I will try to make the project as ambitious as I originally intended, but I think I will still patch it up and make something of it at least. So... yep.