iPad 2 sync error (-50) : how do I identify bad image(s)? - iLounge Forums
Become a member of the iLounge Forums. Register Now!
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum FAQ and Forum Policy.

Topic: iPad 2 sync error (-50) : how do I identify bad image(s)?

Reply Thread Tools Topic Search
 
Old 08-28-2011, 03:13 PM
#1
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
iPad 2 sync error (-50) : how do I identify bad image(s)?

I have a recurring error when I try to sync my iPad 2: I get "The iPad cannot by synced. An unknown error occurred (-50)."

I've researched andswers and:
1. Removed the photo cache folder (didn't help but now only photos on iPad are the Camera Roll)
2. Restored from backup (still get an error, although the (number) might be different)
3. Reset the iPad to new and restored from backup (failed again, only now no 3rd party apps or photos except Camera Roll)
4. Reset the iPad and synced it as a new device (still get the error, only now of course even the Camera Roll is empty)

So what I've done now is reset the iPad and set it to only sync photos. No music, movies, contacts, calendars, apps, etc. Just photos.

I get the (-50) error trying to sync. So it is obvious that I have one or more corrupted images in my iPhoto library.

Assuming removing the bad photo(s) will solve the problem, how do I identify which one(s) it is?

Thanks.

(Mac OS 10.6.8, iTunes 10.4.1, iPhoto 8.1.2, iOS 4.3.5)
valiant66 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 05:16 PM
#2
 

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 12,203

Are you syncing photos from iPhoto or through a folder on your computer? iPhoto should let you know if there are any corrupted image files in its library. Additionally, when syncing from iPhoto (which is done through iTunes), you aren't syncing with the physical files but rather your iPhoto library cache. That is why it takes a lot less time to sync from your iPhoto library than it does from a physical folder. iPhoto makes the appropriate photos to sync to your iPad and you don't have to rely on iTunes to do that.



128GB iPhone 6S Plus (soon) | Apple Watch 2 (not as soon) | AppleTV 2 (2012) | Microsoft Surface 3 128GB | Beats Studio Wireless | V-Moda Crossfade M-100 | UE Megaboom
kornchild2002 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 05:41 PM
#3
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3

I'm syncing through iPhoto. iPhoto does not mention corrupted files. iTunes mentions them, by failing during syncing. I am ONLY syncing photos, so it's not any other kind of file. I have deleted the iPhoto cache once and rebuilt it during a sync. That did not seem to solve the problem.
valiant66 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 02:43 PM
#4
 
Freshman Lounger
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3

I'm just posting a quick resolution in case anyone else comes here. What worked for me was to delete the iPod Photo Cache (right-click on your iPhoto Library, usually found in your Pictures directory, and select Show Package Contents, then delete the whole iPod Photo Cache folder) AND to sync the iPad as a new device. I have 25,000 photos and rebuilding the iPod Photo Cache took about 5 hours. That was before syncing.

Because I'm starting effectively with a wiped, fresh iPad, getting all the apps, books, music, etc. back to where I was before this all started will probably take me a few days to a week.
valiant66 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Topic: iPad 2 sync error (-50) : how do I identify bad image(s)?

Reply Thread Tools Topic Search

Become a member of the iLounge Forums. Register Now!
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum FAQ and Forum Policy.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad Error 0xE8000065 hertzertec iPad 1 04-07-2011 12:55 PM
ipod/itunes: album art image sync bug pannayar iPod classic & Legacy iPods 2 01-08-2009 01:23 PM
iProvocateur Image Upload Error Fleet_Ad Feedback & Forum Help 7 10-12-2008 03:56 AM
Strange sync error...says it's syncing, but no songs transfer! And no error messages! deluded1 iPod classic & Legacy iPods 1 04-07-2008 06:48 PM
Error: image not found jtphil AppleScripts for iTunes (Mac) 0 12-15-2007 11:08 AM


RSS Feed Widget

iLounge Weekly
News, reviews, articles, giveaways, deals, and more delivered to your inbox.
Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2016 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy