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How to reclaim disk space on a Motorola DCT6412 III DVR from RCN

Have you been an RCN customer using a Motorola HD DVR (DCT6412 III) with the Passport Echo DVR software? If you have, you may have noticed that over time your available record time (i.e., free disk space) gets smaller and smaller. I didn’t notice it until my available recording time (for HD shows) went from around 15 hours –> 4 hours.

The reason for this is because of a bug in the Passport Echo DVR software. My guess: when you delete a show, the software doesn’t reclaim all of the freed-up disk space. Here’s how to fix the problem:
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