Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to Philip7)
What model and generation is your iPod?
Maybe a try a reset of all settings on the iPod. To do this, head to Settings -> Reset Settings and select Reset. This option may not be available depending on the model and generation of your iPod.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to Philip7)
Make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes which, at the time of writing, is iTunes 10.6.3.25. This version has corrected a Playlist problem (such as disappearing Playlists) that has existed in iTunes for the last several updates.
For those who have noticed it, there is still a small issue with the latest version when using an iPod Classic, but the main issue has been corrected. (The small issue is that empty On-The-Go Playlists are created whenever an On-The-Go is transferred from the Classic.)
... Just seen your response to planb77's post, so feel free to ignore my suggestion. Is may however, be of use to others, so I'll leave it posted.
Message was edited by: the fiend
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 1:41 PM (in response to the fiend)
Thanks, the fiend! I did update to the latest version of iTunes when I was troubleshooting. Didn't solve the problem (at least from my technologically-challenged perspective), but probably a good idea anyway. Interesting you should mention the "On-The-Go" problem, as that seems to be happening also. Pops up on my iPod all the time, though I never create/use it. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to Philip7)
I suspect (but cannot prove) that we all experience slightly different symptoms when the On-The-Go goes wrong, depending on which version of Windows we have. And I don't just mean between Windows XP and Windows 7. There are the "Home", "student" and professional versions to consider, along with the different PC vendor versions.
I have sent yet another bug report in about the On-The-Go problem, which is an iTunes one, not an iPod one. The original issue deleted every single Playlist from my iPod Touch and my iTunes Library. But with my iPod Classic (different user on the same PC), it simply refused to copy On-The-Go Playllists back in to iTunes while creating empty ones instead. With iTunes 10.6.3.25, the Touch appears to work correctly and while the Classic does now import the Playlist, it still creates empty ones to go with them!