my2cents

14. September, 2008

iPod touch not showing in iTunes on OS X

Filed under: Apple & Mac — frightanic @ 10:11

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After an upgrade to OS X 10.5 Leopard and iTunes 8 my iPod touch stopped showing in iTunes on my MacBook. I doubt, however, that the missing iPod has anything to do with Leopard or iTunes 8 because it worked flawlessly with Leopard/iTunes 8 on my Mac mini.

I went through a lot of steps trying to reset/restore the iPod, resetting the USB adapters and so on. Although recommended in some articles I didn’t dare to uninstall/install iTunes, tough. I saved this as my last resort, for I had no desire to loose all my settings and I figured that it’d be quite difficult to get rid of all the preferences files on my system that are associated with iTunes. Turns out there’s a great article entitled “Removing ITunes for Mac OS X” at Apples’s support center.

And indeed, reinstalling iTunes 8 solved my problem.

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