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Trying to get iTunes to recognize iPod Classic

Apple_Robert

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Has anyone had success with getting iTunes to recognize an iPod Classic? I am trying to load a 20 GB classic with music and audiobooks, and iTunes doesn't recognize the iPod, even though my MBP does.

If getting iTunes to recognize the iPod Classic in El Capitan is not possible, is there a free way to sync the iPod without using iTunes? I would rather not have to load Yosemite on another partition, if at all possible.
 

jruschme

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Dec 20, 2011
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Brick, NJ
It appears that Firewire syncing of iPods is still working. I've been syncing an iPod Mini and a 4th gen Classic that way.
 
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