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You’re going to need a program that can convert .vob files to .avi files. Try going to http://www.videohelp.com and look for any free software tools that can do this. I personally use Canopus Procoder 2 and its awesome. It does cost around $500, but its worth it. It converts virtually any video format to any other video format, including NTSC to PAL and PAL to NTSC. Once your files are converted, Premiere will gladly accept them.
I’ve recently made the decision to not delete any files from a video project. Hard drives are cheap enough to allow me to do this. My tower holds 5 but there are a couple of ways to overcome this limit. A USB hard drive adapter will convert any internal hard drive into an external. If I need something on a "shelfed" hard drive, I just pop it into the adapter, plug it into the USB and retrieve what I want. I saves alot of headaches like needing deleted files. Just a thought.