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Hey, I just accidentally deleted the "Christmas Lie" episode of My Name Is Earl ... Funniest sitcom in many years. Anyways, ... Please tell me there is a secret code to accessing accidentally deleted files? I just cannot see how the designers of this well thought out DVR could overlook the fact that people are inevitably going to accidentally delete shows ... and want them back. There should be a "Recycle Bin" ... giving you a second chance before final deletion ... just like in MS Windows. .. Any hope ?

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.. Well, has there been "Hell to pay" thrown at Directv and Tivo for not having such an obvious option available ????/ This is beyond unbelievable !
 

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Nah... I would have to say that in the 5ish years that Tivo has been around, there really hasn't been that much said about it...

They do make you confirm the delete...

I guess the "TiVo" isn't perfect afterall....
 

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Stew24 said:
.. Well, has there been "Hell to pay" thrown at Directv and Tivo for not having such an obvious option available ????/ This is beyond unbelievable !
Unbelievable is hitting delete twice and calling it accidental. They can only go so far towards making it idiot proof.
 

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Sure, a recycle bin would be nice, but it would be just about impossible to manage as ther eis just not that much extra space, relatively speaking. IF it held it in reserve until you emptied the bin, the thing woudl fill up in no time flat. If it deleted them as it needed space, it would do it very quickly as blocks got overwritten and the show you deleted might be gone 5 seconds later while another show deleted weeks ago might be there still. All that would do is cause more angry users.
 

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Wouldn't Windows simply complain the files was too big for the recycle bin anyway and force you to delete permenantly?
 

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I would have thought that a message saying "Are you sure you want to delete this program" or similar would be enough for most!

How can you blame D* for your mistake?
 

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why not just hack your tivo and add tivoweb+?
 

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I don't know how I know this *ahem*, but there are websites you can go to and download episodes of shows you've missed. I'm not sure they are legal, but if you are familiar with BitTorrent, I'm sure that Google will be of use here. ;)

nudge, nudge, ;) ;)
 

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on the few occasions I've deleted episodes I didn't intend to, I blame myself, not tivo or D*. Strange, I know.
 

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Undelete via TivoWeb is great... it's one of the reasons I don't auto-record suggestions - it keeps anything you delete gone in a hurry.
 

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Its funny because I had someone ask me about this very same thing last night. unfortunately it is not available with dtv reciever without mods.
 

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Tivo should prompt: Are you really, really, really sure you want to delete this program?
Yea, I too am always sure I want to delete but later that day or the next day a family member says "Do you still have <show> on your box? I'd like to watch it." So, I go do the undelete thang via TivoWeb+ and then they watch it on whatever box they want (I have MRV running).
 

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It's probably too late but I found this (at dbsforums):
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A poster at AVS inquires if it was possible to recover a deleted show on his TiVo and Newsposter posted the following info:

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Here's the keystrokes I used on my sat-t60:
1 go to now playing list
2 Select show and start watching
3 Anytime in show hit List on remote (goes to now playing list)
4 delete show just watched
5 Press Guide button to go to live TV with channel list displayed
6 press Guide again to clear channel list
7 press display to bring up channel banner
8 down arrow to the bottom icon that is the message waiting icon
9 hit select (goes to messages screen, mine currently displays no messages)
10 left arrow from here as if going to a previous menu
11 deleted show now starts playing at point list was hit in step 3

I've repeated this multiple times on my unit with various shows. I did notice that it is specific to hitting the guide button and not the Live TV button in step 5. The Live TV button appears to clear the show from whatever buffer its in.

Also this only works if you just deleted it, not at another later time. Sorry
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I haven't tried it myself, it may not work, YMMV, etc...

Link:http://www.dbsforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=46902
 
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