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Topic: How do I COMPLETELY delete all iPod files?

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Old 02-04-2008, 01:21 PM
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How do I COMPLETELY delete all iPod files?

how do i COMPLETELY delete all ipod files?
ive tried resetting it but in itunes it still says like 10.8gb of 'other' files, the same amount that my music took up so im assuming its still there but not accessible. is there a way i can completely erase everything on it?

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Hi and welcome to iLounge.

You can basically erase your iPod entirely and return it to factory settings by connecting your iPOd to iTunes, selecting it from the source list on the left, and selecting the "Restore" button that should appear on the main "Summary" page for the iPod.

This will erase everything on your iPod, basically returning it to an out-of-the-box state. You can then reload your content onto it from iTunes in the same way that you would with a brand new iPod.




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Old 02-04-2008, 01:39 PM
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na that didnt work ive still got that 10gb of other files still there
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When you say that this didn't work, did you receive some type of error message?

A "Restore" operation normally reformats the iPod entirely, much like reformatting a computer's hard disk. If it can't do this for some reason, you might see an error message, but otherwise it should just go through the process, with the iPod rebooting itself when it's finished restoring and taking you back through the iPod Setup Assistant as it would for a new iPod.

If you're seeing an error message of some kind when trying to do a "Restore" make sure that you don't have any disk utilities or anti-virus software running that might be scanning your iPod and thereby preventing iTunes from reformatting it. The iPod will appear to your computer like an external hard disk, so any software that would normally scan hard disks on your computer will include the iPod in these scans when it's connected.



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wait i done it again and it did this time thanks
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