Bulk transfer .TiVo files from PC back to newly-upgraded TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Redoctobyr, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Redoctobyr

    Redoctobyr Active Member

    Jun 21, 2008


    Hi all,

    I recently upgraded one of my Series 2 TiVo which had a failing HD. Due to the number of partitions on the existing drives, I could not keep my recordings when I upgraded to the new single disk. So before upgrading, I transferred the existing shows to my PC, to avoid losing them.

    The problem is that with 250+ recordings, I really don't want to have to transfer each one manually from TiVo's interface. Is there any way that I can batch transfer them all back to the upgraded TiVo? Or have them just transfer automatically if I put them in the proper folder on my PC? I used TiVo's software to pull them off, so they're .TiVo files.

    It looks like maybe TiVo Desktop Plus could do what I want, but I'd prefer to avoid paying $25 for a feature I'm going to need once. Is there a free alternative? From what I understand, TiVo Desktop Plus' auto-transfer-the-files-in-a-PC-folder feature seems unique, and is not offered by Galleon, pyTiVo, etc.

    Can anyone suggest an approach for doing this? Thank you!!

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