Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cannot locate recorded TV shows.

06 Jan 2010   #1
AvJay5

Vista 32 to Win 7 64
 
 
Cannot locate recorded TV shows.

Performed a clean install from Vista 32 to W7 64 bit. Using Windows Easy Transfer I saved all my files to an external Hard Disk. Once W7 was up and running I transfered my files from the External HD to W7.

We used W Media Center in Vista to "tape" TV shows.

Problem - I cannot locate the saved TV show. AL other documents , pictures etc transferred OK except the recorded TV. Any clues on what I failed to do?

Many thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Jan 2010   #2
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I could be wrong, but I don't think recorded tv is included in the transfer unless you select in the other items selection list. Do you recall adding the recorded tv folder in the transfer? Also look at the easy transfer report to see what transpired during the transfer. To access the report, go to start, programs, accessories, system tool, windows easy transfer reports. The report will tell you the location the files were on the old pc, and what location they are on the current pc (this pc).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #3
AngelProcesser

 

Typically, Recorded TV is not backed up also.

In the future, you can move your Recorded TV location to another partition and it will not be affected by an OS install/upgrade as long as you do not mess with the other partition(s) during install/upgrade. The same applies for any other files...Oh, and vs. versa...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Jan 2010   #4
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I always do that with my recorded tv folder, that way it does not affect my system drive capacity.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #5
AvJay5

Vista 32 to Win 7 64
 
 

Well guess who is going to be in the doghouse. I should have researched that more carefully. Those files are so big I did not keep a backup. (small Clickfree backup) - got smart an now own 1 TB to use as backup

I did create an iso file prior to the upgrade but that is not going to help me since I do not plan to go back to Vista.

Any advise on how I can keep the TV recorded files "small"

AND thank you all !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #6
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Is this an iso entirely of your old system? if so, you could extract it, and see if the tv files are in there. What program did you use make the iso? Usually the program that created the iso, should also give the option to browse the iso file. Power ISO is a great program for handling iso files. I am not sure there is any real way to make them smaller, not even sure if saving them to a compressed drive will work or is a good idea. Hopefully someone can shed better light on that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #7
AngelProcesser

 

Making the files smaller or 'compressing' them, whether through a zip utility or using an encoder will likely cause the loss of av quality.

What you can experiment with is:

WMC>Tasks>Settings>TV>Recorder>Recorder Storage>adjust Recording Quality

Reducing it to Fair, Good, or Better will make the files smaller but also will cause a loss of AV playback quality.

You may find on your hardware that a lower setting works for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #8
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AvJay5 View Post
Well guess who is going to be in the doghouse. I should have researched that more carefully. Those files are so big I did not keep a backup. (small Clickfree backup) - got smart an now own 1 TB to use as backup

I did create an iso file prior to the upgrade but that is not going to help me since I do not plan to go back to Vista.

Any advise on how I can keep the TV recorded files "small"

AND thank you all !
Are you there yet, lol, hope not.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SecVCh9dg4I
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #9
AngelProcesser

 

LOL - immediate response in yellow cross site scripted....anyone paying attention at the helm?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2010   #10
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You lost me AngelProcesser.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cannot locate recorded TV shows.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7(64bit) shows 3gb RAM usable but Vista (32bit) shows full 4gb Ram
I own an old Packard Bell Easynote MX37 laptop which was running Windows Vista Basic (32bit !!). I only use it now and then and decided to get a few more years life out of it and do some upgrades. It has an Intel T2390 Pentium 1.86ghz CPU (itís a dual core). It used to have 3gb RAM (1x 1gb and...
Hardware & Devices
Win7 connection icon shows 802.11n, but ASUS utility shows 802.11ac!
Win7pro 64bit, USB-AC56 adapter plugged into USB3.0 The windows connection icon in the task tray shows an 802.11n connection. But the ASUS "WLAN Control Center" utility shows 802.11ac. Are they both trying to control the connection? ASUS is a nightmare for driver installation.
Network & Sharing
Audio description voice over on some recorded shows BBC HD(Mainly)
hi all I have a problem where mainly on BBC HD its recording Audio description voice over on some recorded shows I have a TSB6982 DVB-S2 Dual Tuner I find this very annoying and can't find away too turn this off when I edit the wtv file to mpeg or Mkv Etc and tell my edit program 1 audio...
Media Center
media center desktop gadget not showing recorded shows on lan drive
hello all, i have 2 computers, a desktop with a tv tuner where i record my shows and a laptop. Both win 7 home prem 64 bits. i would like the laptop's gadget to display the names and thumb pictures of the tvshows on my laptop, just like it does on the desktop. But the laptop's gadget...
Customization
Manually add TV shows to Recorded TV?
I though that using the Recorded TV section would be PERFECT for managing the movie series that i ripped from my dvd archives, but WMP AND WMC refuse to see them, even though I added their folders into the Recorded tv libraries. Help? thanks.
Media Center


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App