Empty folder won't go away

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by chipchen, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    SE Ohio


    That sounds strange. Empty folders would obviously be a software issue. There are certain types of hardware issues that might be cleared only by a hard reset (power cycling in the case of a TiVo), but what kind of software cleanup routine would be run only in that case but not during a menu-selected restart? Is it possible that a restart doesn't reboot Linux? And would that even matter? Are you sure the empty folders were still there after a restart?
  2. csell

    csell Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    I've had that as well, and it will eventually go away. Not sure if it takes a reboot, but mine all eventually did disappear.
  3. thewebgal

    thewebgal MacAphile AV geek

    Aug 10, 2007
    DC 'burbs
    Got the same problem - I set a OnePass for "Last Man on Earth" - saw that 1 hour starter ep
    and decided it was not for us. We deleted it, deleted the Onepass - and -
    the dumb empty folder won't go away, stays at the top of my list of shows, and cannot be deleted!

    Bad Design!!
  4. KnordRW

    KnordRW New Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Bethel Park, PA
    I'm having a similar issue with The Big Bang Theory. I set it to streaming and recordings while it was on hiatus, and it gave the folder a date of 12/31 and stuck it at the very top of my My Shows list when it's sorted by date. When new episodes are recorded, the folder date shows the date of the recording. When I delete the recording, the date goes back to 12/31. My other "empty" (no current recordings) Streaming and Recordings 1P's show the date I set them to both streaming and recordings. I changed BBT back to just recordings, and there was no effect on the folder. Am I to take it that if I was to delete the 1P for BBT, then reboot the TiVo, the folder would go away, and then I could reset it for recordings only? How annoying.....
  5. Steverd

    Steverd New Member

    Sep 14, 2002


    My empty folder had the same 12/31 date as you.
  6. tim1724

    tim1724 Active Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Let me guess, it says Wed 12/31.

    I'm pretty sure the bogus date on all these empty folders is December 31, 1969. Why? Because the UNIX time keeping system begins at midnight (GMT) on January 1, 1970. And since the US is west of Greenwich, that means that the starting point was in the evening of Dec 31, 1969 in the US. Which was a Wednesday. :)

    Oh, and I have an empty folder too. For The Last Man on Earth.
  7. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Dec 2, 2007
    Northern VA
    Yup. Seeing the same issue with my OnePass for Castle.

    - Merg

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  8. HazelW

    HazelW Member

    Dec 6, 2007
    No. Va
    My Roameo rebooted overnight and a couple of the empty folders went away, but there are still a couple more
  9. KnordRW

    KnordRW New Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Bethel Park, PA
    Yeah, my BBT folder went away with the software update reboot, but I'd previously deleted and re-made the 1P as recordings only. I didn't bother to reboot after that because it was recording, so it's possible that the update had nothing to do with the folder going away.
  10. boston01

    boston01 New Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    Reverting to "recordings only" but the folder's won't go away. Still a problem a few months later. This just completely clutters up the interface when viewing your programs. They seem to think that this a new "feature" instead of an interface bug. People should complain on their contact page.
  11. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    I had a folder for Orphan Black show up a couple days ago with a 12/31 day, and also won't go away. Just read above about trying a reboot. Will give it a shot tonight.
  12. CybrFyre

    CybrFyre Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Be interesting to hear if this fixes it. Just got the same issue on my Elite. Ugh... annoying.
  13. abovethesink

    abovethesink Member

    Aug 26, 2013
    I've had a couple folders linger after being emptied, but I didn't pay attention to them and they went away at some point.
  14. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    Yes, the folder disappeared after I rebooted. I had also deleted the 1P before rebooting. Not sure if that was a factor or not.
  15. jcddc

    jcddc Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    Deleted OnePass first. Had not had this happen before.
  16. drugrep

    drugrep Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Woodridge, IL
    I found this thread searching for this problem. I have have an empty folder for "The Returned" dated 12/31. I deleted the One Pass yesterday, going to wait a couple of days before I try to reboot.
  17. timp

    timp New Member

    Sep 20, 2014
    I have the dreaded "Wed 12/31" on an empty folder as well. The first comments about this issue started in February, and over four months later... no fix from TiVo. Kudos to TiVo for nearly-Comcast levels of problem resolution!
  18. Mikem965

    Mikem965 New Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    I have several empty folders in my shows list as well. Even though I've deleted everything in them I still can not delete the folder. Not even the reboot helped.
    Then I was playing around with the viewing options and noticed if I set it to view all my shows. It pulls up the shows in the recently deleted folder. It still thinks they are part of the folder.
    I think you need to delete them from the deleted folder as well as turn off streaming. Then restart the system. My box is currently recording so I'll try the restart in the morning.
  19. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Just had this happen with the folder for "Humans". I think the folder was hanging around because I just hit the left arrow at the end and said delete when it asked if I wanted to delete or keep it. I normally back out all the way to My Shows then delete the folder with the Clear button. This time I couldn't delete the folder with the Clear button once it was already empty. I rebooted the TiVo and the folder was still there. I went into deleted items and permanently deleted the episode of Humans sitting in there, then I was finally able to delete the empty folder with the Clear button.
  20. atomlin

    atomlin New Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    San Jose, CA
    Same for me. 3 folders now at the top with 12/31 date. Would be nice to get acknowledgement from Tivo that this is known issue and is queued/in bug fix loop

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