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Post#101 » Sun May 14, 2017 2:30 am

I think this thread is as close to Wiki as you are going to get.

One little trick I use to quickly delete all the SD channels is....Select channel 2, then Press and hold Shift, then select channel 999 (now you have 1000 channels selected)

Press the SpaceBar will CheckMark (or remove checkmark) from all 1000.
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Post#102 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:21 pm

I'm a registered user and have been having a problem with Guide Tool. I get an error just about every time I try to delete a channel or a group of channels. If I'm deleting one channel and proceed after getting the error, it gets deleted. If I'm deleting multiple channels and proceed after getting the error, sometimes only one gets deleted and other times some or all of the group gets deleted. It's frustrating and very unpredictable.

The error message is as follows:
"Failed to delete channel 'XXXX': system.InvalidOperationException: You cannot call clear on a Channels collection. Call Lineup.ClearAllChannels instead."

Also, some channels have something other than (1) for each tuner. I have an HDHomeRun PRIME. Any idea what that number signifies?
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Post#103 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:39 am

I never tried deleting a channel in GuideTool. I only add or remove the checkmark, so the channel doesn't show in WMC.

How exactly, do you delete a channel?
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Post#104 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:13 am

Crash2009 wrote:How exactly, do you delete a channel?

Right click and select Delete.
My understanding is that deleting unused channels will streamline the guide updates, since less data needs to be downloaded.
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Post#105 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:26 am

Crash2009 wrote:I think this thread is as close to Wiki as you are going to get.

One little trick I use to quickly delete all the SD channels is....Select channel 2, then Press and hold Shift, then select channel 999 (now you have 1000 channels selected)

Press the SpaceBar will CheckMark (or remove checkmark) from all 1000.


I shouldn't have said DELETE.

Removing the check mark doesn't delete the channel, it only prevents WMC from showing the channel in the guide, or playing the channel.

I usually trim my list from 600 to about 100. No SD's, no shopping, no foreign language. Likely could trim more, but I keep a few for guests.
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Post#106 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:34 am

While hiding them from the guide is an option, I would prefer to delete them entirely so they no longer appear in WMC or GuideTool. Would you mind trying to delete a few unused channels to see if you get the same error?
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Post#107 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:44 am

Gadget Guy wrote:While hiding them from the guide is an option, I would prefer to delete them entirely so they no longer appear in WMC or GuideTool. Would you mind trying to delete a few unused channels to see if you get the same error?


I understand what you are saying, and there might be a benefit, however, I would rather not. I do not delete unless I know how to recover.

I will look in to that and get back to you.
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Post#108 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:07 am

Gadget Guy wrote:While hiding them from the guide is an option, I would prefer to delete them entirely so they no longer appear in WMC or GuideTool. Would you mind trying to delete a few unused channels to see if you get the same error?


There is quite a lot written here at TGB. I got 276 hits by typing delete a channel in the search box in the top right corner of this page.

Do a restore point before your experiment.
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Post#109 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:21 am

Getting back to my original post, I just want to use GuideTool to delete multiple channels like it was designed to do. I just need to know what is causing the error. My guess is that only the developer will be able to help with this.
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Post#110 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:14 am

Attempting to setup a replacement Window 7 Media Center for the one that just died.

when I attempt to activate Guide Tool, I get an error.

anyone know if this this software still supported?

error is:

Unable to activate: Failed to get activation data:
System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403)
Forbidden.
at System.Net.WebClienht.OpenRead(Uri address)
at
GuidTool.WndMain.<>c__DisplayClass84_0.<OnBtnActivate>b__0(Wn
dWait wnd, Object param)
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Post#111 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:47 am

The activation server is no longer active.

Check this thread for info on a version that does not require activation.
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