Knowing how to properly use your DVR is the difference between true convenience and true frustration. It is possible to skip or delete events unintentionally. By being able to navigate through your DVR, you will avoid these mishaps.
Push the "DVR" button on your Dish remote. It is in the middle, close to the top.
Go to "My Events" or "My Recordings."
Highlight the event you had scheduled and push the enter button.
Select the "Restore" button. Your event is restored to active recording. A good way to avoid having your events deleted is to "Protect" them. The "Protect" option is a few buttons below the "Restore" button.