Deleting a television program puts
the show into the TiVo equivalent of limbo; while not actually
deleted immediately, the show is effectively deleted, since it is no
longer visible on your Now Playing List. In
actuality, the location on the hard drive where the show lives is
simply marked as available for reclamation; at any moment, TiVo can
overwrite it with a new recording. This leaves you a small window of
opportunity to reclaim that soon-to-be-lost show you deleted just a
few minutes ago. But the window closes quickly, so
don't expect to find that episode of World
News Tonight you recorded three months ago still somewhere
on your hard drive.
Just because TiVo doesn't expose the deleted program
through its menus doesn't mean that TiVo
doesn't have a handle on it; it very much does, as
From the TiVoWeb main page or the
top-of-the-page navigation bar, navigate to User
Interface → Deleted Shows.
Most of the time, TiVoWeb will report that you have
"No shows available for undelete,"
but every so often you'll get lucky and see a screen
like the one in .
Figure 1. The shows available for undeletion
undelete the show, just click on the recycling icon next to it.
TiVoWeb will ask you if you are sure you want to undelete it. Click
Yes, and that show will be added to your To Do
List and removed from your Deleted