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Tivo Desktop refuses to use network drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by lpoulsen, May 22, 2006.

  1. Neilwltr

    Neilwltr New Member

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    Mar 7, 2011
    Hello,

    There has been alot of discussion on this and I finally was able to find a very simple way to do it without writing code or going into the registry of the PC

    Get on any computer that you have connected to your network and to the NAS you want to use.

    go to python.org go on the left to "releasses"
    click on version 2.6.6
    then under downloads look for "Windows x86 MSI Installer (2.6.6) (sig)"
    Download it to your PC and run it from the zipped file

    Then download/run
    PYTIVO at; pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/updated-windows-installer-2009-03-21-t512.html#3957
    You are looking for thE BELOW file on the above page, it is almost halfway down the page;
    "pyTivo-wmcbrine-2009.03.19-RC1.zip"

    Note: you must have Python on your before pytivo

    HERE IS THE MAIN POINT, WHEN YOU ARE RUNNING THE PYTIVO FILE, IT WILL ASK YOU WHERE THE SOURCE DESTINATION FILE IS
    This is the file on your NAS where you have you movies, recordings etc...choose that file on the setup up pytivo.

    Once you have done that, turn on your TV and Tivo and you will see an additional folder in the "Now Playing List" that contains the movies etc of your NAS
    FYI - If you have more than one Tivo connected to the network and NAS all of them will show this new folder!
    Easy as punch! Enjoy...
     
  2. bfaz18

    bfaz18 New Member

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    Feb 10, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    This method requires no additional software or registry modifications:

    My documents directory now has an entry
    <SYMLINKD> GoFlexTivo [\\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Public\TIVO]

    which I created with the following command line command:
    mklink /D GoFlexTivo "\\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Public\TIVO"
    to which the system responded with:
    symbolic link created for GoFlexTivo <<===>> \\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Public\TIVO

    I was then able to change preferences for the directory in Tivo Desktop for My Tivo Recordings to:

    c:\users\username\Documents\GoFlexTivo
    which was accepted without a hitch.

    Interestingly, after it was accepted, Tivo Desktop then showed the directory as:
    \\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Public\TIVO

    which it would NOT take if entered natively.
     
  3. apexadam

    apexadam Tivo Late Bloomer

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    Jun 4, 2008
    Tri-Cities WA.
    What is mklink command? What is /[letter]? What is "GoFlexTivo"?
    The rest of the command, namely the destination location NAS device I get but the prelim information above isn't working for me. I tried,
    mklink /T GoFlexTivo "\\MYBOOKLIVE\Public\Vids\TIVO ... the NAS folder location.

    Advise?
    Adam
     
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    May 30, 2008
    MKLINK is a command-line utility that creates a symbolic link. Open up a command prompt, change the curent directory to the location that Desktop is using like "C:\Users\Adam\Documents\My TiVo Recordings", and run it from there.

    /D (not /T as you posted) tells it to create a directory link, not a file link.

    The first parameter after /D is the name you want to assign to the link. It can be anything you want like Recordings, MyNas etc. It doesn't have to be GoFlexTivo.

    If you just run MKLINK /? it will list the syntax and options.
     
  5. Alf Oote

    Alf Oote New Member

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    Aug 5, 2012
    I just tried this procedure - successfully - to setup a link for transferring Tivo files using my Tivo Desktop to my Seagate GoFlex_Home NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. With hopes of being more succinct (clear) in the description of the procedure, I leave this post ...

    SETUP PROCEDURE FOR TRANSFERING TIVO FILES DIRECTLY TO A SEAGATE GOFLEX_HOME

    Use the Following Procedure is a specific example of how to setup a "Folder
    Link" to transfer Tivo files using Tivo Desktop to a Seagate GoFlex_Home
    NAS (Network Attached Storage) storage device. The link is from the "My
    Tivo Recordings" folder to a "TivoTransfers" folder in the "GoFlex_Home
    Personal" drive which Seagate designates the (Z:) drive.

    1.) Create a "TivoTransfers" folder in the root of the GoFlex_Home (Z:) drive
    (the personal drive referenced by the name "GoFlex Home Personal").

    2.) Open a command prompt window running in administrator mode.

    3.) Navigate to the TiVo folder using the following command line:

    cd \users\username\Documents\My Tivo Recordings

    4.) To create and store your link in your "My Tivo Recordings" folder, enter
    the following command line. (The "Link To" location in the example is
    the"personal" folder in the GoFlex. (To confirm your own GoFlex folder
    name click on the "Folder View" icon in the Seagate Deskboard.)

    mklink /D Tivo2GoFlex "\\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home
    Personal\TivoTransfers"

    If done correctly a confirmation line in the command prompt will read ...

    symbolic link created for Tivo2GoFlex <<===>>
    \\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Personal\TivoTransfers

    and you should see a "Tivo2GoFlex" link in your "My Tivo Recordings"
    folder.

    5.) Start Tivo Desktop and change the default storage directory by
    clicking on the above link.

    I hope somebody finds this useful.
     

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