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FYI - If your iPod takes FOREVER to sync.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheSpaz, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors 604


    Delete the files from the following folder and reconnect your iPod.


    Don't delete your iPod's folder... delete the files that are inside it.

    I was going crazy trying to figure this out because my iPod would just sit there and say it was syncing for a long time and if I tried to cancel the sync, iTunes would freeze and go nowhere. So I found this hint in an Apple thread and I decided to save some people the trouble and so that they don't think they need to bring their iPods back to the store.

    Note: This also works on iPhones.
  2. macrumors Penryn


    Bet you were glad to find out the reason wasn't your screen name. :D

    Thanks for the hint. My nano takes forever and I will try this. Other iPod and iPhone are fine.
  3. macrumors 65816


    You da man. I wasn't having problems, but I deleted and it definitely increased sync speed.
  4. macrumors regular

    C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Logs\CrashReporter\MobileDevice\iPodName\
  5. macrumors regular

    I'd like to confirm this hint, works like a charm.
  6. macrumors 6502

    How about for XP?
  7. macrumors 604



    The 3 Best features of Windows Vista:

  8. macrumors regular

    I hate all three of them...
  9. macrumors regular

    I hate quicktime. Safari and iTunes are good for me tho.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Where do i find


    Cant find the folders , i got windows xp
  11. macrumors 68000


    sunshine2003: See solyd's first post (#5) in this thread.

    Edit: Oh wait, that's for Vista. I'll see if I can find it on my XP machine...
  12. macrumors 6502


    thank you so much. it improved my sync time dramatically.
  13. macrumors regular

    WOW, this works! Thanks!!!
  14. macrumors newbie

    For XP it would be:

    C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\Apple Computer\Logs\CrashReporter\MobileDevice\iPodName\
  15. macrumors member


    Ok, I have Vista and I can't find library. What's it located under?
  16. macrumors member


    I take that back. I was able to find Logs, but there is no CrashReporter....:confused:
  17. macrumors member


    Tried this. Didn't work. App Data on is missing...
  18. macrumors newbie

    you need to change your folder options so that it shows hidden folders, if you have vista, click organise, folder and search options, view tab, then in the box, select it so you can view hidden folders, then ok, jobs a good un!
  19. macrumors newbie

    Can you please tell me this info for Windows 7? I've been looking, and can't find it. Thanks.
  20. macrumors regular

    For Windows 7, open the Start menu, type %appdata% into the search box (including the %s), and press enter. That will bring you to AppData\Roaming.
  21. macrumors 65816

    They are all clunky and badly coded.

    Safari is alright but iTunes and Quicktime are absolutely useless on Windows.
  22. macrumors newbie

    I am a newbie to Apple products. I may need to start a new thread with everything that is going on with my 6G Ipod Classic, but I thought I would try a few things first.

    I found my Library, and then Logs in my Macbook's Harddrive, but I can't find the next step, "CrashReporter". I see "HangReporter"? I have tried having the Ipod mounted, and unmounted. I don't see a difference there. Does that matter?

    Basically every time I plug in my Ipod it now says corrupted and makes me restore. Prior to that message, and still after the message, it will fly through syncing 2,000 songs, then take like 30 minutes per song after that, eventually ending in an unknown error message. Any ideas?
  23. macrumors newbie

    Nobody? I am the only one who has had these problems? I would really like to start using my "new" ipod. Yes, I got it used.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Works like a charm. Makes me wonder why Apple didn't get iTunes to clean up after itself on its own... Thanks for the tip, saved my day!
  25. macrumors newbie

    BTW, sorry for mucking up the thread. I took my ipod classic into the Apple store where they told me the hard drive is going out.

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