Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 7:48 PM (in response to vilennon)
I just had the same thing happen. I had to rescue over 10 GBs from my Time Capsule. I added them back manually, then tried to re-sync. iTunes proceded to delete the podcasts again. I'm now keeping them separate until they release an update to fix this.
Since the Music app in iOS 7 no longer supports podcasts, I now have to sync with the podcast app, which I have avoided for some time, since it won't display episode descriptions while playing, and has lousy support for paid podcasts (which most of mine are). I was hoping to spend tonight exploring iOS 7. Instead I'm spending it being aggravated.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 7:56 PM (in response to vilennon)
Yup, I had 150GB of podcasts vanish, too. I have the Time Machine backup, but it's not really clear how I get my saved episodes back into iTunes...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 7:59 PM (in response to Michael A. Brown)
Restore the files, then drag and drop them into iTunes. This will copy them into the library. I would keep the files separate, though, until the fix comes out
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 9:52 PM (in response to Peter Gøthgen)
I did this and itunes deleted them AGAIN
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 9:57 PM (in response to BrendanLead)
Same here. iTunes 11.1 is unusable.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to StoryMan)
Follow these instructions and you'll get your podcasts back:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 10:42 PM (in response to vilennon)
You haven't lost the podcasts--they're still on your computer.
Follow these instructions (I did) and you'll get them all back:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 10:46 PM (in response to ElisaSD)
I tried that. I went to that folder and the podcasts were gone. iTunes deleted the files. I had to restore from Time Machine.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 11:38 PM (in response to ElisaSD)
ElisaSD, a lot of people have indeed lost their podcats when upgrading to 11.1. I lost all previous played episodes of my podcasts, but not the unplayed ones. They're no longer on my computer or even in the trash.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 11:45 PM (in response to Rey Mo)
A lot of people aren't following the directions about adding to the iTunes library.
I too despaired when my podcasts all disappeared. Wiped out. Couldn't find them.
I haven't seen anyone in any of these threads describe the process that the link I posted said to use.
It realy does work--try it rather than telling me that what you did, didn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to ElisaSD)
Yes all my podcasts have been deleted, some of them aren't available to redownload on the itunes store too.. SOme are backed up, but the ones that aren't is there anythign that can be done? This sort of bug really does stink.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 11:51 PM (in response to ElisaSD)
No, ElisaSD, it does not work. This only adds back podcasts that were in your podcast folder inside your iTunes music folder. For many of us, they are no longer on the Mac AT ALL. As in they are completely obliterated from existence. iTunes didn't simply remove them from the iTunes library, it removed them from the hard drive.
Apple has been going downhill for some time now. Every new version of iTunes is shittier than the last. Time to abandon ship.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 12:39 AM (in response to ElisaSD)
Have you tried to play any of them? Mine showed back up, but when you go to play them it says that original file cannot be found. When you check the folder, it isn't there. I can't begin to tell you how upset I am about all this.
I'm also having the problem of deleting the ones I already listened to that showed back up.
What the heck is going on with this?!?!?!?! I'm beyond frustated. Losing the thumbnail option was bad enough. This is a nightmare!!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 1:55 AM (in response to ElisaSD)
ElissaSD, I'm afraid it's true that several people are losing the files completely. Doing a search for the files separately shows that they are gone from the drive. I've been hit with this as well, and right now my only recourse is to re-download the files (when they are available) and storing them on a separate system until a fix is produced for this.
While many of these shows are available via "the cloud" that is not an acceptable solution if I wish to have local copies of the shows.
Additionally, I did perform the steps in the article and did not find the desired solution. The files were no longer there.