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"Get", "Get All", "Subscribe" buttons not showing on podcast display

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Dec 17, 2010 3:03 PM
I posted this as a reply on another thread yesterday, but since today I have new info, I decided to post a new topic. After updating to iTunes 10.1.1 on my Windows 7 desktop PC, there is no longer a "Get" button shown for un-downloaded episodes on the podcast display. For example, I subscribe to "PBS NewsHour Podcast" and it comes in as several episodes each day. On Dec 15, there were 6 episodes, one for each of their news stories. iTunes automatically downloaded only the last one (i.e. the default setting for a podcast); the other episodes were grayed out. Previously, there was a "Get" button next to each episode that I could click to retrieve the episode, but that button no longer appears, and there is not a quick way to download the grayed out episodes that I want.

Similarly, there is no "Get All" button next to the podcast name for a podcast with grayed out episodes. And there is no "Subscribe" button next to unsubscribed podcasts.

Today I discovered that these buttons do appear on my Windows XP laptop with iTunes 10.1.1. So, I speculate that this is somehow related to Windows 7.

The only workaround that I have found is to change the settings for the PBS NewsHour podcast to "Download all episodes" and then do "Update Podcast". This will then retrieve all episodes and I must then go remove the ones that I don't want. This is not too bad of a workaround, but I'd much prefer to have the "Get" button back.

Any ideas about what is going wrong on my Windows 7 iTunes?
iPod touch, Windows 7, 64-bit OS
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