please help -- Ipod cannot read contents

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  1. marko

    marko New Member

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    i know there are a lot of posts on this, sorry, but they all end without a solution. all of my music and vids have disappeared from the ipod and itunes says cant read and needs to restore.

    does anyone know of a fix without restoring? i can still SSH

    please help.

    thanks
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    marko New Member

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    ok, theres nothign more annoying than doing a search, finding a thread that describes your problem and then reading through it (or all of them!!) and find they have no conclusion or anyone reporting back to explain whether anything worked for them.

    so just for completeness, and in case anyone else has this problem, i followed a suggestion by Reyn HERE
    and it worked for me. what you need to do, assuming you can still SSH is delete the entire itunes_control folder (private/var/root/media/ in 1.1.2) then plug back in to iTunes. it will recognise the ipod and ask if you want to do a new setup or a backup. i chose backup and it was corrected and recognised. right now syncing all my music again and it seems to be working ok

    thanks Reyn

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