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Age of Deleted shows

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by BiloxiGeek, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. BiloxiGeek

    BiloxiGeek Reality Challenged

    Nov 18, 2001
    How long will a show appear in the Deleted folder after deletion? Lately it seems like if I were to delete something I only have maybe a couple of hours before it disappears from the Deleted folder. I haven't really tracked this in any way, just what it seems like when I think back to some fairly recent attempts to undelete a show.
  2. kherr

    kherr Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    I had thought that they stick around till you run out of HD space. At one time I had like 80 some deleted recordings, and they didn't start disappearing till I started filling it up with recordings.
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I don't know for sure. I would think that they would be deleted by order of original air date (oldest recordings first), but that's probably not the case.
  4. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    You're correct. The oldest shows are deleted first. So if all of the shows in your RD folder were recorded in the past two weeks and you delete a show that was recorded a month ago, that will be the first show deleted from the RD folder.
  5. bob61

    bob61 Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    From my experience it's FIFO (first in, first out). First show deleted (not based on the air date) is the first that will be deleted. The shows remain in the deleted folder until they need to make room for other deleted or recorded shows.
  6. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002
    Nope. It's what WhiskeyTango described.

    Shows are not deleted in the order in which they appear in the deleted recordings list.
  7. pig_man

    pig_man Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    You're both right, it depends on which model TiVo.

    On my TiVo HD (a Series 3 model) recordings with the oldest recording date in the RDF are deleted first.

    On my Premiere XL (a Series 4 model) recordings that have been in the RDF the longest are deleted first, like a FIFO queue.
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    On my S2 DT if it needs space it'll leave everything in the Recently Deleted folder alone even though there's stuff in there several months old, and delete something out of the Now Playing list that's only a couple of days old.

    Without warning.

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