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Transfer recordings to external hard drive

mariso
Extra
Someone I know has a Dish DVR and wants to transfer/copy her recordings to an external hard drive. Her DVR has stopped recording and is unable to playback movies right now.

Is it possible to transfer/copy her recordings to the external hard drive? If so, can she follow Dish's normal procedure or does she need to do anything special since her DVR is not recording and playing back?
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Re: Transfer recordings to external hard drive

peggyrh
Associate Producer
It may be that the dvr has become inoperable & will not transfer, it happens when the hard drive quits. All you can do is try. I've had it happen too, luckily most of the things saved were available online for free.

Re: Transfer recordings to external hard drive

mariso
Extra
Thanks, Peggy. I'll see if the DVR's hard drive just failed when I see her.