3524 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2010 4:47 AM by turingtest2
Just for clarification on the issue:
There are 20887 items on my iTunes ("Music" tab only, I have some Podcasts but they don't sync to my iPod). I just synced my iPod and under the "Music" tab it says there are 20886; before I wrote the first post, the iPod would sync fine, and would be a perfect mirror image of my iTunes. Ever since then however, one track refuses to sync and because I have no idea what happened to cause this issue I have no idea how to locate the track on my iTunes that is not syncing. Is there some preference/method/third-party app that will allow me to pinpoint the song and take care of whatever's wrong with it from there?
Any and all help is appreciated as this is quite frustrating. Thanks
The song that won't sync is probably unchecked. You can check/uncheck all displayed songs using ctrl-click on a checkbox, or if you want to find it then you can use some smart playlists. Create a smart playlist with the rule *Playlist is Music* and the option *Match only checked tracks* and call this playlist Checked. Now create a smart playlist matching all the rules *Playlist is Music* and *Playlist is not Checked* (if necessary clear the option to match checked tracks) and call this playlist Unchecked. All unchecked tracks will be here.
If that doesn't solve things then the other possibility that comes to mind is that you've created two library entries for the same physical file. In this case only one file is placed on the device during syncing. One way to narrow down the search for these entries is to hold down the shift key and then select *File... Display Exact Duplicates*. iTunes will display files with matching details, one pair of which could be the culprit. For each pair examine the Get Info. Summary tab to see if both have the same location. If so, delete one entry while not letting iTunes delete the underlying file so the other can remain connected.