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Can't delete podcasts from library

1038 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2008 11:15 AM by hal56 RSS
PCVL Calculating status...
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Dec 9, 2008 8:10 PM
I found a few old podcast episodes still sitting in my iTunes library. The actual files were deleted months ago (I checked...they're definitely gone), and the episodes aren't showing up with my other podcasts. But for some reason, when I create a smart playlist looking for the word "podcast", I still find these library entries. I've tried searching in Music and Podcasts, but it doesn't find them.

What I'm trying to figure out is how on earth to delete these library entries, since I can't actually find them except when using a playlist? Every time I plug in the iPod, it warns me that it can't find these files...it's getting annoying. I even tried mapping the entries to some other file, but I still can't find the entry anywhere except in the smart playlist, so still can't delete it.

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Windows XP
  • The Mimico Kid Level 6 Level 6 (10,325 points)
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    Dec 10, 2008 3:07 PM (in response to PCVL)
    That's odd, PCVL..

    Have you tried Shift-deleting the troublesome podcasts in the playlists to see if that ends their troublesome existance?
    3rd Gen iPod (v 2.3 software); 1st Gen iPod Shuffle (v 1.1.5 software);, Windows XP, SP3; iTunes v 8.0.1.11; Safari v 3.1.1
  • Nick Lento Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2008 10:03 PM (in response to The Mimico Kid)
    There's no place here to ask new questions????

    LOL

    The "help" section in itunes doesn't even have the word "delete" in it!!!

    There is no easy obvious way to delete a podcast.

    Does apple want us to have these on hard drives forever????

    Apologies for piggybacking on this thread.
  • Thomas Sjöholm Level 3 Level 3 (575 points)
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    Dec 29, 2008 10:09 PM (in response to Nick Lento)
    You basically need to go to the "Podcasts" section in the source tree, and you should see the podcast listed there. If you click the little triangle that appears next to it, it should expand and show you the individual podcast episodes. From there, you can selectively delete any one of them.
    Dell Dimension 9150, Windows XP, SP2 iTunes 8.0.2.20
  • hal56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2008 11:15 AM (in response to Nick Lento)
    my problem was resolved--somehow my destination folder changed locations and that caused the problem. Now I right click and delete from a playlist and its gone from the playlist and the file gets sent to recycle bin.

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