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Journal rdewald's Journal: iPod/iTunes/iTMS saga: you won't believe this.... 2

Thanks for the effort. Another uninstall/reinstall didn't help. A reset didn't help.

I have not yet done the erase and re-install but it might still be necessary.

Guess what? If I log into the iBook with a different user name, it just works.

Yes, get your jaw back up off the floor. It is something in my user account that is causing the problem.

Many thanks to an applecare phone support tech for that suggestion.

So, for now, I am going to create a new user account for managing the iPod so I it will be useful to me for now, but if I can't figure out what is up with my user account I am still going to erase and re-install so I can ditch FileVault.

Very effing strange.

The only thing I didn't try was rolling back the iPod updater one step and renaming it to LouRox as ellem suggested (for one thing, I don't know how to roll back the iPod updater). But, even if that works, I still have the File Vault issue. I don't have enough room on the HD to just copy everything to another directory and then copy it back. Hell, that's like re-installing anyway, so I might as well just erase and re-install.

Thanks for the help! I'll let you know how it turns out...

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iPod/iTunes/iTMS saga: you won't believe this....

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  • If it's in the user account, it's probably in a configuration directory. And since the underlying FS etc are BSD-ish, that probably means a dotfile directory (the way Unix hides files is to put a . as the first character, you don't see them without doing "ls -a").

    I would bet that if you braved getting out a shell, you could find and remove the offending config directory for iTunes without having to reinstall the software or anything else like that. I will try to remember to look at my wife's mac tomorrow

  • (I really do, I just didn't want to make it look like you lied.) ;-)

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