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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by cannonz, Jul 28, 2012.
Should I permanently delete shows in recently deleted file (S2 DT's), or just let it get filled?
Just leave it, if you ever want to see a show again you can always get it back from there.
Plus, I think you would just be taking out the reference to it on the drive, so it would still be there anyways.
It is 100% optional. Whether you do or not, Tivo's performance is unaffected.
There are many many many threads on this. No need to do anything. It does not impact any recordings, including suggestions.
Some people delete them with religious fervor. Other than those watching something they want to hide, I never understood it.
That's what I was wondering if it had any negative impact on performance, glad to hear it doesn't. My cable company DVR acts even more flaky when it gets around 90% full.
What did people do when there was no recently deleted folder?
The way TiVo handles recordings hasn't changed. Even though a show is deleted, the data remains on the hard drive until it is overwritten. With the addition of the RDF, TiVo allowed us access to that data.
People who 'permanently delete' shows from the RDF are only satisfying their OCD urges (IMO). All they are doing is putting their Tivo in a pre RDF state. The data is still on the hard drive, only the Tivo has marked it as 'permanently deleted' and it is no longer accessible.
I admit that I (with my OCD urges) micromanage my Tivos to make sure they are recording what they are supposed to be recording, but never have I had the urge to clear out the RDF.
Edit: Or what scandia101 said.