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Old 02-27-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Transfer from S3 to PC

I am having a problem with both my Tivo's. I have a S3 and a Tivo HD and I am currently unable to transfer and show from either Tivo to either of the 2 PC's that I currently have the Tivo Desktop installed on. I am able to transfer Tivo to Tivo, and PC to Tivo just fine, but can not transfer Tivo to PC.

When I open the Tivo software I can see the Tivo's and select the show to transfer, but when I start it I get an error, the status is shows is Failed.

I also have pyTivo installed on one of my PC's and it is also unable to transfer the shows from Tivo to PC.

If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate the help.

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Transfers stopped working on 2/16/2013

Originally Posted by calva70 View Post
I am currently unable to transfer
There are multiple threads discussing this doomsday bug and some simple workarounds. The most helpful is:


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Old 02-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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There is an update on PyTivo, Kmttg, for this issue. As well as Tivo Desktop, there is a fix, it just requires you to edit a file in a text editor such as notepad.

Search your computer for the file "curl.conf"
add a line to the bottom of the file ---> cookie = "Sid = abc"
Save file.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the help. Editing the curl.conf file did the trick.

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