Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to D M K)Gave up trying to find a solution to this. Have trashed the iTunes Library File and started again importing all my stuff. Works now.Mac Mini (Early 2009)/MacBook (Late 2008)Mac Mini (2010), Mac OS X (10.6.7), LED Cinema Display
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 5:47 AM (in response to D M K)
I actually have this exact same problem. I posted a thread about it here:
...but I got no answers.
Thanks for posting what you did. Will give it a go.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 6:19 AM (in response to D M K)
I tried it and it did work. The problem is that it also deleted my playlists but that can be fixed my exporting my playlists from my iPod, saving it anywhere on the hard drive and then importing it into iTunes. The other problem was that my settings for iTunes e.g. columns, column placements, view settings etc were gone. I had these things set up a specific way. I decide to dive back into Time Machine and retrieve/restore the iTunes Library file.
I'm now searching for a less disruptive way of eliminating the deleted podcast still showing up in Front Row.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 3:24 PM (in response to mc_razza)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 8:59 PM (in response to andrewwoodward1966)
The exclamation mark indicates that the items' names are in iTunes but the actual files themselves are not in your music library/folder. For example if I were to delete a song/video/podcast directly from within the iTunes music folder, the file is gone from the system but the name still shows up in iTunes. The exclamation mark indicates that it cannot locate the file in its original folder. In response to that you can either redownload those podcasts, try and relocate the podcasts if it's somewhere in your system but in another folder or you can simply delete the names of the podcasts with the exclamation marks next to them if you don't need those podcasts anymore.
As for my problem with Front Row and long gone podcasts, it doesn't concern me anymore. I have upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion and with that Apple has removed Front Row from Lion. No worries for me now.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to D M K)
I had a similar problem in iTunes 10. The podcast episodes with the exclamation point did not show up under podcasts, however, only under smart playlists, such as "Recently Added". I only knew they were there because iTunes would pop up a notification each time I would sync an iPod or iPhone, letting me know it could not find the file. iTunes would not allow me to simply delete the name of these episodes once I found them in a smart playlists, even using option-delete.
My solution was to "Get Info" (cmd-I) on each epsiode, which would prompt me to locate the missing file. I simply duplicated another episode and pointed the name to the duplicate file. After that I was able to delete the name from the smart playlist using option-delete, and chose to have the file moved to the trash. Far from intuitive!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to D M K)
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