which would be a good reason not to use a drive letter. However, the network address of \\readyshare\blah\blah should be constant throughout the system and valid before any user logs in. I access that drive from other devices with no one logged in. TDT is not being smart here. I know... I know... that's one reason you don't use TDT... I assume the services TDT starts up are for AllUsers rather than a user. I would prefer it started up no services until I am ready to use it, but that's another story... What I meant by "On the PC, WMP accesses and plays from either location. So now I'm not sure of any benefit of keeping them inside the Tivo Desktop." ... is that I could utilize my network drive by using TDT just for the transfer and then manually copy them over to the network drive. My PC can see them for whatever I may want to do with them there. My Tivo can see them for transfering/playing. I was trying to learn if there was any other reason to keep them on the hard drive in "My Tivo Recordings" visible to TDT. Seeing as you don't even like/use TDT, I guess you would say no. The underlying question is does TDT have any features I will be missing by moving my transferred files out immediately after transfer?