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delete others from ipod video

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lecold Calculating status...
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How do I delete the files "other" on my ipod video? He has more than 30gb!




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  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,010 points)
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    May 3, 2013 2:51 PM (in response to lecold)

    Did you ever use the iPod with the Enable disk use setting ON, like an external hard drive?  Any files copied to the iPod using Finder will still be there, even if you later turned OFF Enable disk use.  The space used by such files would count as OTHER.  To get rid of such files, drag them to the Trash using Finder, and Empty the Trash.

  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,010 points)
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    May 4, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to lecold)

    Well, the simpliest way would be to just do a Restore on the iPod using iTunes.  That will erase the iPod's hard drive, getting rid of any invisible files, as well as fix any data corruption.  The latest software for the iPod is re-installed and set to default settings.  You can then re-sync your content.


    One thing you can check, before doing a Restore, is if there are any files that you put in the Trash that were not "emptied."  If you dragged a file or folder to the Trash, but did not empty the Trash and you then disconnected the iPod, those files are still on the iPod (not visible).  You just need to connect the iPod (with disk use enabled) to a Mac, so that it appeard mounted on the Desktop, then empty the Trash.  Do the equivalent on a Windows PC.


    If the Other portion goes down significantly, you had some stuff that was "trashed but on emptied."


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