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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 11/26/2016.

On February 16, 2013, the TiVoToGo feature of the TiVo Desktop application for Windows PCs no longer allowed transfers from the DVR to the PC. A patch has been developed which will restore the TiVoToGo transfer feature.

To install TiVo Desktop Patch (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tivo-desktop-patch

To upgrade TiVo Desktop Patch (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tivo-desktop-patch


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName= 'tivo-desktop-patch' 
    $softwareName  = 'TiVo Desktop*'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $validExitCodes= @(0)
    $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "TiVoDesktopPatchinstall.ahk"
    $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe `
                             -ArgumentList $ahkFile `
    $ahkId = $ahkProc.Id
    Write-Debug "$ahkExe start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
    Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$ahkId"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'exe' 
      url           = $url
      silentArgs   = '' 
      softwareName  = $softwareName
      checksum      = '863BF1FE3A547352687755BA6D1FFAFB418D44F51345095DE9B489BE7CB3D163'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'  
      validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    if((get-process "TiVoDesktop" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
        Write-Host "TiVoDesktop currently NOT running." 
        Write-Host "Stopping TiVoDesktop process..."
        Stop-Process -processname "TiVoDesktop"
  • tools\TivoDesktopPatchinstall.ahk Show
    #NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
    ; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    WinWait, Update for TiVoDesktop, , 60
    BlockInput On
    Send !y
    Sleep, 300
    BlockInput Off

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Software Author(s)

  • TiVo Inc.


Copyright © 2010 TiVo Inc.


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