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ngc1967
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:50 pm Reply with quote
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I can't remember what the best way is to transfer a lot of Toppy recorded programmes over to my PC.

I want to make a back up of them just in case anything goes wrong as the machine is now about 12 years old.

I have a 2TB hard drive that I put in about 7-8 years ago and transferred all the files from my original 250GB back then but I can't remember if I took the hard drive out and put it into an external docking station and transferred the files that way or transferred them by USB directly. I vaguely remember that PCs don't see the .rec files without another program running but I can't remember what that program was either.

My TF5800 is connected to my PC by USB and I can see all the files through Antares but I can remove the hard drive if necessary and put it into a docking station if that is the best way.

I have just tried to copy using Antares but it took about 12 hours to copy about 4% and then lost communication to the Topfield. This can't be the best way otherwise it is going to take over a week!

Can anyone tell me what the quickest way is?

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ccs
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:27 pm Reply with quote
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You need TopfHDRW, not sure where to find it, mind.

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andyfras
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:35 pm Reply with quote
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You can download it from here:

https://sites.google.com/site/andyfraserelectronics/freeview-and-satellite-recorder-repair/topfield-pvr-faults/TopfHDRW_Setup.zip

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alan_m
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:37 pm Reply with quote
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ngc1967
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:03 pm Reply with quote
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Thank you everyone.

I have just downloaded TopfHDRW from your link (andyfras).

I gather that I need to remove the hard drive now and put it into my docking stn (little bits of memory are beginning to come back to me!)

By the way it is nice that there are still people on this forum.

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Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm Reply with quote
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...yes, you run TopfHDRW on your pc and use the docking station to access the hd.

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ngc1967
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:23 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks ccs, I'll get on with that tomorrow

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