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Recovery from Recently Deleted folder changed recording title/description

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by forum1, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. forum1

    forum1 TiVo user since 2000

    May 24, 2011
    Today someone in my house accidentally deleted the infamous THX Optimizer recording:

    This person happens to be used to DVRs and STBs where Clear/Exit means clear/exit the menu to display full screen video, not delete the current menu selection if a recording is highlighted, hence the very easy one touch mistake.

    Anyway, I immediately went to recover the recording from the Recently Deleted folder. I found it there, still properly titled "THX Optimizer", selected it, and recovered it. However, when I went back to the My Shows folder I was surprised to not see THX Optimizer listed. Come to find out, it was retitled “Rec: 2:00pm” and had lost the description text as well (“Description not available.” string).

    The recording still played just fine. I tired deleting and recovering it again, but the mysterious metadata change remained. I deleted and recovered another, regular show, but was not able to reproduce the bug.

    Has anyone else seen this bug with a recovered recording, THX Optimizer or otherwise?

    Is there any way to directly edit the title and other metadata for recordings on the TiVo? Keep in mind the THX Optimizer can’t be transferred, so getting it to a computer to edit the metadata isn’t an option, nor is copying it from another TiVo that still has the recording with the correct metadata. Of all the recordings to experience this bug it had to be this one.
  2. steneni

    steneni New Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    I have the SAME problem, but the cause was a different route. I went in to change the recording to "Keep until I delete". After completing that change, the title is now just the same as you describe "Rec: 2:00pm". Weird.
  3. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    This is very strange.

    I found my THX Optimizer Video in the Recently Deleted folder a few days ago. Have no idea how it got there. I immediately recovered it.

    This posting made me go look, and it now is completely gone.
    It is not even in the History - option © show (deleted)
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2015
  4. steneni

    steneni New Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Not seeing much activity on this thread. Is there anyone out there (@ Tivo especially) who may have seen this and/or who can provide some more insight.
  5. steneni

    steneni New Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Issue update. Just noticed that although it has been recovered, I cannot play the REC: 2:00pm saved file. I went ahead and deleted it again, recovered once more from the deleted folder and from there went direct to the show from the "Recovery Complete" prompt. I could then play the THX setup file. However I still cannot reply the file without going through the recovery process. Pretty annoying.

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