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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by teasip, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. teasip

    teasip Member

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    Tried backup of current 1TB drive using VMWare Fusion and Windows7 as admin, in addition to an external USB drive. Program unable to see drive. I don't find information referencing issues with Win7 Pro. Anyone able to use it successfully? Good news, no cap bulging on my TiVoHD.
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Do you mean running Win7 via VMWare?

    What exactly do you mean by "... in addition to an external USB drive." ?

    Basically, please provide more detail on what you're doing.
     
  3. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    Probaby due to fusion.

    Does windows see the drive, before even running the backup program?
     
  4. teasip

    teasip Member

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    TiVO drive was placed in a USB connected external double bay drive through VMWare/Windows7. No, the external drive does not show up in Windows7 (My Computer), even though when first connected I select the attach to Windows option as opposed to Mac OS X. I was able to use this same setup in an older VMWare Fusion and Windows XP setup on a Mac. I have a copy of the 1TB drive but it was before the 11.0m software update and the pairing of my cable card.
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Windows should not be able to read a Tivo drive, but WinMFS should read it if its run under administrative rights.
     
  6. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    I've found WinMFS to be kinda finicky about recognizing drives at times in a native Windows environment, although my TiVo HD drive was always recognized in Win7/xp with no problems with usb/sata/esata. I have found S1 and S2 drives to be hit or miss with a usb adapter though. :(
     
  7. teasip

    teasip Member

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    Win 7 was logged into as an admin.
     
  8. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    That's not the same as "Run as administrator". If you have a shortcut to WinMFS, right-click on it and select "Run as administrator". Not sure how you do this if launching directly from Windows Explorer -- maybe also a right-click?

    Also, disable your AV file checking.
     
  9. teasip

    teasip Member

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    Thanks for the clarification. I'll have to try it again later.
     

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