The Apple Core: iTunes 7 and iPod 1.2 update confound users

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Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

sad-ipod.jpgWhen Steve Jobs announced iTunes 7 I couldn’t reload the download page fast enough. I was anxious to try out the first whole number upgrade to Apple’s venerable jukebox application in almost a year. In the 10 or so days that I’ve been using the new iTunes I’ve had little or no problems with it. Unfortunately others haven’t been so lucky.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


sad-ipod.jpgWhen Steve Jobs announced iTunes 7 I couldn’t reload the download page fast enough. I was anxious to try out the first whole number upgrade to Apple’s venerable jukebox application in almost a year. In the 10 or so days that I’ve been using the new iTunes I’ve had little or no problems with it. Unfortunately others haven’t been so lucky.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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One Response to “The Apple Core: iTunes 7 and iPod 1.2 update confound users”

  1. EASY FIX for IPod crashes and reboots
    caused by 1.2 update

    After I updated my IPod to version
    1.2, it repeatedly crashed and rebooted
    whenever I started playing any recording.
    Here’s how I fixed it.

    Enable disk use in your IPod
    preferences using ITunes if it is not
    already enabled. You may need to then
    eject and reconnect the IPod.

    Open Windows Explorer. If there’s only
    one pane visible, click the Folders icon
    to activate the two-pane view.

    In the Tools menu, select Folder
    Options. Then click the View tab. Under
    Advanced Settings, click “Show hidden
    files and folders.” Then click on the
    “Apply to all folders” button.

    Navigate to your IPod and click on it
    to select it.

    In the right pane, you should see a
    hidden IPod_Control folder in your IPod.
    Open it.

    In the right pane, you should see a
    hidden subfolder under the IPod_Control
    folder called Device. Open it and delete
    the files called Preferences and
    radio.

    I then ejected my IPod using first the
    ITunes eject button and then the Windows
    “Safely Remove Hardware” tool in the
    systray. Then I rebooted the IPod by
    holding down the center button and the
    Menu button simultaneously.

    Now the IPod’s fine. If I could only
    fix the g*******d ITunes 7 noise . . .

    And if only ITunes 7 gave me as much
    flexibility as ITunes 6 in selecting
    podcasts to transfer . . .