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Import Recorded TV into Media Center

Posted on 2008-10-12
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Hi
I am having trouble importing my recorded tv back into media center, i reformatted my media center pc because i was having a few issues,  i am now unable to reimport all the previsouly recorded tv back into media center, recoded dvd's went in fine, but tv wont, any ideas?

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by:LeeTutor
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I think it is a problem of ownership.  Even if you used the same user name when you reinstalled Vista, your user name will necessarily have a different SID (Security ID.)

The default location for Recorded TV is in this location:

C:\Users\Public\Recorded TV

If you right click on that folder, select Properties, then click on the Security tab, what do you see in the list of group or user names?  On my computer, I see these:

Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators (LeeTutor-XPS\Administrators)
ehstart
ehSched
ehRecvr

If you click on the button for Advanced in that window, then click on the Owner tab, you should see SYSTEM as the owner.

Now right click on one of the recorded tv .dvr-ms files in that folder, select Properties, and click on the Security tab.  On my computer, I see the same list as above, except SYSTEM is missing.  When I click on the Advanced button, then the Owner tab, the owner of each individual .dvr-ms file in the folder is NETWORK SERVICE.

Before we go any further, I would like to know how your security entries differ from mine...

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by:klauton
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My Recorded TV is actually in a different location, because of hard drive space.

under the security tab i get

Authenticated users
SYSTEM
Administrators (Mark-PC\Administrators)
Users (Mark-PC\Users)
Remote Desktop Users (Mark-PC\Remote Desktop Users)
WMPNetworkSVC
ehstart
ehSched
ehRecvr

SYSTEM is the owner of the Recoded TV folder

when i click one of the individual files i get the same list as before including SYSTEM, but the owner as you said is NETWORK SERVICE


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LeeTutor earned 375 total points
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Hmmm.  I was hoping that the user name for an individual file would show up differently from that for the Recorded TV folder.  But I presume when you reinstalled, you used the same account name.  As I said before, even in that case the system would consider the creator of the file to be different because you would get a different SID.  Well, as a first thing to try, I suppose you could try taking ownership of one of the recorded tv files that doesn't seem to work.  Here is a good page about taking ownership:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html

If you cannot see the screenshots in the tutorial, go back to the main forum page and become a member (it's free.)
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by:klauton
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thanks mate, solution didnt fix the problem initially, had to change a few settings in media center itself as to what exact folders media center had to watch, but you were a great help, and your answers helped a lot in finding the final solution

thanks again
ross
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