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After months of having no problems transferring shows from my TiVo (brand) Series 2 (240) box to my PC, TiVo Desktop is now now giving me the (infamous?):
Code:
"There was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected DVR."
Have tried all suggestions from previous threads that I could find, including:
- Rebooted everything (many times).
- Reinstalled TiVo desktop (after removing all vestiges of earlier install, including shared folders and register entries).
- Re-entered MAK.
- Turned off transfers (at Tivo Central Online) and renamed my TiVo; waited 3 hours; forced connect; (TiVoToGo entry in System information changed from a,a,a to i,i,i with no MAK available); turned on transfers; waited 3 hours (TiVoToGo entry now a,a,a again and MAK is back). This was my big hope. Still no transfers.

I can reach my TiVo from several computers on my home network on Port 80 (http):
Code:
http://192.168.1.100/index.html
But I cannot reach it from any computer on Port 443 (https):
Code:
https://192.168.1.100/nowplaying/index.html
Https address used to work fine.

TiVo Desktop can see my TiVo. If I go to Tivo Server Properties/Access Control I can see my TiVo box with the correct address. (And when I change the name of my Box at TiVo Central Online, it is reflected here.)

My TiVo sees my PC. I can view pictures, listen to music, and transfer files TO the TiVo.

I tried Galleon--everything else works fine, but it cannot transfer files FROM TiVo either.

Everything is on this side of my firewall, so no port blocking problems. Can access other https sites from all home computers.

Basically, my https server on the TiVo is down.
I'm going to call customer service, but I'm not sanguine about my chances there...

Any suggestions about restarting that transfer server?
 

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I wish I could help, but I'm having the same problem. Port 443 on one of my tivo's is dead. I can transfer to/from it from any other tivo, but NOT from my PC. My PC can transfer to/from any other tivo, but not the one with dead port 443. I can also transfer from my PC to the tivo, but only from the tivo perspective. So, obviously tivo to tivo is NOT through port 443. Port 80 is ok on all tivo's, but the PC doesn't use port 80, apparantly only the tivo's do.

I have also rebooted the bad tivo many times, but never get port 443.

Please let me know if you find a solution.
 

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I am having the exact same problem and tried everything above and found in aother posts. I have eliminated the router and firewall as issues. Also, I cannot access the new yahoo apps, getting a "could not open url" error. It is frustrating because I am certain that calling TIVO for support would be time consuming and useless, but this definately seems to be problem that has shown up on other threads.

FYI, I am running this on a a Series 2 ATT TIVO (one of the first series 2) if that may add some info.
 
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