We've been using Tivo Desktop for years to view our digital photo collection on our HDTV. Yesterday I did a clean install of Windows 7 on our (previously Win-XP) PC and downloaded & installed Desktop 2.8.3. (Don't remember what version we had previously.) Now, three different Tivos can see the Pictures folder but cannot open it (a "server error" message is displayed.) The same symptoms appear on a Series 2, 2DT and Premier-XL Tivo. Even more confusing, the Series 2DT Tivo sees TWO Pictures folders of the same name.
Tivo Desktop finds and correctly identifies all of the networked Tivo boxes just fine in the Troubleshooting screen.
On the Premier, the Pictures folder name is oddly corrupted with the string "\032" inserted before the directory names which are then repeated.
The PC is running the Windows7 Home Premium 64-bit version. The network connections are all hardwired through IP switch boxes to Netgear WNDR3400 router.
I have tried all the usual remedies -- restarting Tivo Desktop Server, the PC, all the Tivo boxes, etc in various combinations; switching from Bonjour to Tivo Beacon -- none of which had ANY effect whatsoever!
I am an IT professional, a Windows programmer, and a techie for over 50 years, so I usually find the solution to these things on my own. But this one is KILLING me and I can't believe I'm the only one!
Many Thanks in Advance,