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Sudden file transfer failure: kmttg and Tivo Desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by howards, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. msmart

    msmart New Member

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    @Lynn,

    unitron gave you good directions. Another way to find the curl.conf file in Windows XP is to enter this into the Start > Run box:

    %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\TiVo Desktop

    When the window opens up, right click on the curl.conf file and choose Edit.
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    :eek: And we all know that kind of error never happens with "professional" programmers, especially when we all know their bosses always give them reasonable deadlines and ample resources to get the job done perfectly. ;) Just sayin' attributing it only to "laziness and ignorance" is a tad harsh.
     
  3. malayphred

    malayphred Underpowered User

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    I am running Windows 8 and can't make this work.

    Can anyone explain this to me like I'm 12?
     
  4. howards

    howards New Member

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  5. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    I am genuinely disgusted.
     
  6. lynnalexandra

    lynnalexandra New Member

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    Unitron - thank you. Those were just the kind of details I needed.

    I do know how to use explorer but when I navigated to the Tivo folder on my pc and clicked it, it seemed empty. When I navigated to it on my laptop, I find the curl file, but right clicking did not give an option to open with notepad or edit. I didn't really understand notepad and couldn't seem to get the curl file to open in notepad.

    Your instructions to type start, run and then enter
    notepad C:\Documents and Settings\Lynn\Local Settings\Application Data\TiVo Desktop\curl.conf worked. On my computers, it opened the curl file in notepad. I could see the contents matched what you indicated. I added the line to the bottom:
    cookie "sid=abc"

    I clicked save, then exit. And my Tivo program started retransferring the programs it failed to transfer on saturday. I did not have to restart Tivo desktop.

    Thanks also to Morac and Notting for your generosity and wisdom.

    Lynn.
     
  7. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    LOL. I wouldn't recommend a TiVo to anyone who wasn't a power user. I'd hate to be at the mercy of TiVo and TWC support to keep mine working at least. Are there actually Tivo users who just buy it, plug it in, and get it working for years without becoming power users -- or having one to help them? Editing curl.conf is the simplest fix I've done relative to my TiVo experience.
     
  8. dpw

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    Thanks to morac for this quick fix. So glad that dedicated and passionate tivo users contribute to this forum. Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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  10. judyn

    judyn New Member

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    I think many people use it just like the brain dead DVRs that come with cable or satellite service. They seem to have no interest in watching what they want to watch when they want to watch it and where they want to watch it.

    However, up to this point, Tivo Desktop worked without fiddling. The only issue I remember needing advice for was when the Tivo hangs thinking it has something in its transfer queue. Who would think you have to leave it off for a very long period of time before it forgets. Some say 2 hours but I know it doesn't need to be that long.

    pytivo is another story. My initial install years ago was awkward. Now it is easier but it didnt' seem to come with a pytivo.cmd so I had to copy that from the old install and update it to the new location (Windows 7, not in Program Files this time, even tho I had no problem with it in Program Files).

    We are very lucky that some people like to help other people! I don't know how I would have been able to keep some of my modern toys working without such forums. In other cases you can just save a lot of time by asking a simple question.
     
  11. malayphred

    malayphred Underpowered User

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    Bump
     
  12. gamoses

    gamoses New Member

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    thank you all for this thread! :)
     
  13. malayphred

    malayphred Underpowered User

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    Never mind.

    Somehow I got it figured out.

    Please don't ask me how:eek:
     
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Let me guess...

    You rebooted the computer? ;)
     
  15. rickertc

    rickertc New Member

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    Thanks so much for the fix! I updated the curl.conf file like you described and my downloads are now working! YEAH. Too bad Tivo didn't come up with this fix in the last few days.
     
  16. malayphred

    malayphred Underpowered User

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    Yeh, I guess the 52'nd time was a charm lol.
     
  17. greg10

    greg10 New Member

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    Same here, exact same symptoms.
     
  18. Cdclark

    Cdclark New Member

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    Perfect, Thanks!
     
  19. TomJ

    TomJ New Member

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    Another BIG THANKS to morac!

    Regards,
    Tom
    ("Look Ma, I'm a power user!")
     
  20. howards

    howards New Member

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    Anybody who can coordinate with their cable company and get a CableCard working with a Premiere and get wireless networking working right (and securely) is a power user. :)
     

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