Itunes won't autodelete some podcasts?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mchank, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. mchank macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
    I subscribe to various podcasts like NBC Nightly News, Geekbrief, etc. which have a daily show. I have podcasts setup to only keep the 3 newest episodes and auto delete the rest. Today however, I found a bunch of episodes dating back months which were never auto deleted but didn't show up in my podcasts menu. I had over 6 gigs of old episodes! I even still had the folder of episodes from podcasts I had long unsubscribed to and deleted from the podcasts window of iTunes. Does anyone know if this is an iTunes bug or am I doing something wrong?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Right-click each podcast feed and select "allow auto-delete" (if you don't see that option, it's already selected).

    Quite honestly, this is my biggest complaint with iTunes; I had several podcasts set to auto-delete with others excluded, but random episodes kept disappearing from the feeds I wanted to keep. Eventually I told iTunes to keep all episode, but now I have to delete episodes manually.
  3. bshegg macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2005
    Make sure you have "sync 10 most recent unplayed" selected on your ipod podcasts section.
  4. wilsonhaven macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    Bump - Won't auto delete podcasts

    I know that this is an old thread. Just hoping someone has an answer. Of all of my podcasts, the PBS Newshour does not retain the auto delete setting. I have to set it and then press update every day. Any thoughts?

  5. jive turkey macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I hate to say this, but the auto-delete feature has a mind of its own. On some podcasts it just won't work, no matter what. As always I am hopeful the new update (10.4) has fixed it, but I will be shocked if it did.

Share This Page