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Soron Level 1 (0 points)

lately my iPod quits my synchronization with an Error -54.
The sync is completely but it worries me a bit.

The exact error message:
Attempting to copy to the disk "<iPod name>" failed. An unknown error occurred (-54).

As i told before, all changes i have done in the Lib are completely done. On the iPod is only half of the capacity is used until now.

Does anybody know what causes the error?

iBook G4 & iPod Video 80Gig, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPod Firmare 1.2.1
  • Niel Level 10 (298,267 points)
    Open the Script Editor in the /Applications/AppleScript/ folder and run the following:

    tell application "Finder"
    set locked of every item of entire contents of folder "Music:iTunes" of home to false
    end tell

  • Soron Level 1 (0 points)
    Unfortunatly i am a complete AppleScript dummie. Do i just have to copy and past the tell section of your reply?

    When i get back on weekend to my iBook i will try it out. I give you feedback if it's working or not

  • sveinur Level 1 (0 points)
    I figured it out by using Niel's suggestion.

    tell application "Finder"
    set locked of every item of entire contents of folder "your folder" to false
    end tell

    Just copy/paste and press Play!
  • Niel Level 10 (298,267 points)
    Unfortunatly i am a complete AppleScript dummie. Do i just have to copy and past the tell section of your reply?


  • FrankVe Level 1 (0 points)
    Yesterday i posted the same error.
    Your suggestion fixed my problem, thanks a lot!!!
  • Element_IR Level 1 (0 points)
    Another "for dummies" way of bulk unlocking (which I did) is to use Locker. It's a tiny freeware lock / unlock utility.
  • halfpint360 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had my iPod less than a year and my problem is sort of the same as this.
    Only my "unknown" error is (-48).

    Can you help me? I've thought about returning it or ringing Apple. But maybe you can help.
    Is my Mac too old? Is my iPod?

  • Soron Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, now i am back home and i try to reproduce this error but now it will not occure anymore.

    So i suggest that this will solve the problem. I think this problem will occure again some day, if this happends i will try it out.

    Thx very much for the tip
  • Niel Level 10 (298,267 points)
    Click here and follow the instructions.

  • Felix needs help! Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same error, I am using a 30GB with a Mac. The error showed up after I put music in my library from another mp3 player.
    I have restore it 3 times, I have run the script editor about 5 times ( then I saved the file). I have also allowed the authorized the computer to run other music from other places, by going to "store" then "authorize computer" and so on........ Unfortunately I still have the error! Do you have any other ideas? Thanks
  • Felix needs help! Level 1 (0 points)
    OK Niel,

    I think I solved my problem but I went the long way (cavemen style: I hope the GEICO cavemen are not reading this :)) of doing this. I really don't know if the script editor code helped or not. I erased all of my music from my computer then I restore my ipod again then I ran the script editor code. Then I put back all the music from the mp3 player (the source of the problem) that I wanted to add. I was expecting the same error but it did not come back. Now I have to import about 20 cds back to my computer and make my music list. I was impatient and just wanted to make this darn thing work. I've only had my ipod and mac book for about a 1 week and 3 days respectively, and this is not a very good experience when you are switching from windows to mac!!!
  • yosarian Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been having the same problem with my Nano. I have tried uninstalling 7.4.2 and installing an older version (7.2 and older) but either they throw the same error or the installer package will not allow me to select the older version of itunes to install.

    I tried the file lock script on not only the "Music:iTunes" folder, but also the folder that I use to store my music. (I store my mp3s in a directory separate from the iTunes folder). No dice with the script on either folder.

    What should I try next?
  • yosarian Level 1 (0 points)
    Arrrgggh. The old "reboot and all will be fixed" solution worked. I wish I had done that before posting a message. Thanks for the tips on locking and unlocking folders and files.
  • lambu1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks .. this seems to be working fine on my ipod classic ... kewl

    thanks again
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