Loc: Petaluma, CA
Before my old G5 Mac died, I created 3 iTunes Libraries. #1 Music + Apps. #2 Movies #3 Bootleg Music Just trying to keep it organized using my Apple TV.
Now that I have a new iMac, I can't seem to get the iPod to show up in iTunes. I've tried selecting "Change" library and "Restore" library under the Advanced prefs, but it still wont show up in the sidebar.
I disabled "Copy files to iTunes Media", but have tried to use it both enabled and disabled with no luck.
I don't mind creating a new Library if necessary, but I want to do it right…
I don't wish to derail the thread... but I gotta ask.. why do you say that USB hubs are evil?
They are so hit and miss, I have run across this a lot in my tech calls. What works on one machine may not work on another machine, or even the same kind of machine in a different location, configuration, or with different types of USB devices.
They seem to work more reliably with simple things like mice, keyboards or flash drives, but hard drives and other I/O devices that need more power and more constant data flow, like microphones, cameras, or iPods are the worse. Printers seem to do better for some reason. Usually powered hubs are more reliable, but I have seen many problems with those too, non-powered are the the worst. I have a DVR connected to my non-powered hub that when recording stutters, gets out of sync, or simply stops recording because it momentarily loses its connection due to lack of power probably.
Firewire hubs are the same but not quite as bad since FW can carry more power.
I'm going to recreate my Libraries from scratch. I'm sure it's human error.
I don't think that would help it show up on the desktop, nor should it help it to show up in iTunes. Maybe trashing everything iTunes in Preferences and and the music folder would work. Don't throw the stuff out, just move it to the desktop. Quit iTunes first of course
In the Menu bar, go to Finder/Preferences. In Sidebar and General you can choose to have externals disks etc show up.
If those are checked and it doesn't show up in the Finder, hmm.
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