Advertisements Hey all! I've got a bit of a doozy here and perhaps someone can help. Back in 2015 I recorded some rare footage of a local cable channel on the cableco-provided Premiere Q. On my laptop, I had the free version of TiVo Desktop installed with the MAK entered. I just now got around to recovering that laptop's hard drive, and on it, I found the .TiVo files I had recorded (which I had previously thought were lost forever). However - there is just one issue. They're encrypted, as all .TiVo files are. :-( I obviously cannot remember the MAK that would have been used at that time. And, while I do still own the Premiere I used to record that file with, the MAK screen is completely missing, and I'm fairly sure the TiVo account associated with that DVR is either abandoned or totally dead. Now, here's what I'm wondering. Is there any way to decrypt and recover this recording? I remember there being something about the MAK still being in the system registry, however it's an encrypted string. Is there any way to decrypt that so that I can get the MAK, or just bypass the encryption entirely? Getting this recording back would mean a lot. I appreciate any assistance here! P.S. If it can aid at all in this, I'm fairly sure I can still access the old laptop's registry, and as previously mentioned I do still own the DVR the recording was made on.