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Can History be cleared

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Jerry_K, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    I would like to clear the history on the Genie. Any way to do it without clearing all the series links and recorded shows?
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Not that I know of, but why clear it?
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Destroy the evidence?
     
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  4. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    That is what I was thinking lol. I thought I saw a way to delete it awhile back. I know it wasn't a Genie I was looking at though and its been awhile so I could be mistaken. Not really sure why someone would want to delete the history.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Ours is not to question why....

    Only way I can think of is add an external drive, but then you cover up not just History, but Recordings and Series Links...

    Or just record and delete so much stuff that it gets buried under masses of pages of other stuff.
     
  6. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The only way to get rid of the history is to do a reset everything, which erases all recordings, resets all series links, and starts you fresh. Otherwise, you just have to let the entry in the history scroll down until it drops off the bottom of the list (which takes time of course).
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Things drop Off usually after 1000 entires or 60 days I think.


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  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    taking the drive out, using Linux [Ubuntu] and erasing some files would do that trick

    if you can... if you would ...
     
  9. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    Just record and delete a bunch of shows. The list has a finite number of entries and when it exceeds them it replaces the oldest entries.
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    There is no way to clear the History.

    Some of the suggestions already given may help though.

    Mike
     
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    You should never suggest things like this to a user.
     
  12. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    That is true for most folks. I have had the pleasure of the Linux command line along with other arcane bits of this and that with TiVo drives. Unfortunately now have no way to hook up a drive to a computer. Traveling full time has some limitations.
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    That's true for everyone except the developers. You could know enough to really hose yourself.
     
  14. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    Worst case you reformat the drive and let the DirecTV box load the software again. Just like putting in any new drive. No worse off than the total resets with removal of all things.
     
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Well, that's a far cry from your OP!
     
  16. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Your initial post said you didn't want to reformat. Which is it?
     

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