iPod Trash?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by baronetta, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. baronetta macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2008

    I just discovered something that seems odd to me. I searching for some long forgotten files, the search results included some files that I had at one time moved to my iPod for back up, but then later deleted.

    They show up as in Trashes -> 501 -> and then the file name.

    501 is never a name I used for filing purposes.

    I have emptied the trash, but these files remain.

    Just to further test, I decided to also trash the folder with all my old OS 9 apps (when's the last time I fired up OS 9???). The folder is gone from the finder view of the iPod files, but again still appear in Trashes -> 501.

    How do I get these files gone for good and free up that space on my iPod???

    Any ideas? I'm mystified!

  2. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    err, screenshots please? this is hard to believe!!! which ipod is this?
  3. baronetta thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2008
    Well, I think I figured out the problem.

    In shuttling and backing things up I had some dupe files in a folder I had called "for Desktop" because that's where they had lived.

    I did discover, after your post and going back to do a screenshot, that apparently the old OS 9 apps folder and it's contents were indeed gone and I could no longer find a trace of them.

    So... I thought, what's different about these others? The word "desktop" in the name? Sure enough, I changed the name of the folder, executed "move to trash" and they are now gone... or at least not visible.

    The only thing that is still somewhat odd to me is that this freed up very little space on the iPod.

    I have plenty of space, so that's not really a problem, just makes me wonder...

    Anyway, this is a 60gb video iPod.



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