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first I reset it following Apple's instructions: press Menu & centre button together until apple logo appears. This caused it to 'unfreeze'.
I then pressed the iPod button on iTunes, which gave me the option to Restore. I followed the instructions. This wiped everything off the iPod and restored the factory settings.
I then plugged the iPod in again, and hoped it would sync. All my stuff is on the PC, but none of it has transferred to the iPod
Thank you for that advice. It has not solved the problem, but it is heading in the right direction. It appears now to have synchronised all my podcasts and 8 random songs. 4669 songs have not been synchronised. ??
That's correct, no songs have synced apart from 8 songs.
I have ticked the "entire music library" button. Should I perhaps go for "selected playlists, artists..."?
I've tried 4 songs. There seems to be a major problem as it says "The song... could not be found because the original file is could not be found. Would you like to locate it?"
PC with Windows 7.
Vinod, I'm sorry but I have to out for about 3/4 hour. Can we please continue this a bit later? Sorry for messing you about
Hi Vinod. Sorry about that.
Yes. Phew, that's a relief!
Whereabouts exactly should I drag it to? It gives me a "no entry" icon above the songs, and nothing seems to be happening when I drag it into the songs area.
OK, I'm ready for the next bit. Thank you.
Clicking on iTunes media didn't do anything. There was another folder called Music, so I clicked on that. It has started "processing" songs in a pop-up box called Adding Files, so I guess it's adding the songs to iTunes.
Well it's now showing "processing album artwork", so I suppose the songs have already finished adding.
There are duplicates and triplicates of many songs (presumably from different albums). Is there an easy way to remove dupes?
Sounds good to me. I've just tested half a dozen songs on iTunes. The first dupes don't work, but the second ones seem ok.
iTunes appeared to close by itself (?), so I reopened it and now it's syncing with the iPod
the sync is complete and the songs (+ all the dupes) have loaded onto the iPod.
If you could please help me to delete the dupes, it'll be a successful afternoon's work.
That's great, thank you. Unfortunately my PC reckons backing up the songs to the desktop is going to take 2 hours & 5 minutes.
Once I re-sync my ipod, will the dupes on that automatically disappear?
the back up has completed. I've deleted the songs on iTunes and am now re-adding them from the iTunes media folder.
Even if it goes wrong now, I think I can rescue it, but I'd be very grateful if you could hang around a bit longer, just to make sure.
The songs have finished getting onto iTunes and the dupes are still there. To be honest, I don't care. I'm just happy to have my iPod working with both music and podcasts downloaded.
However, it would be nice to get rid of the dupes if I can. I'll just try various things, and if necessary I'll get rid of them one by one.
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