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Author Topic: The Strange Case Of The Ghost Downloads  (Read 595 times)
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« on: November 29, 2014, 06:53:23 pm »

My iPod's memorising is agonising, and whiles i taking care of this particular problem, i rationalise the more possible in the waiting. Part of the process  is to delete podcast i'm done with. But once came the time to download the next installments, they say i don't have enought memory even thought the space let by the surpressed previous episode should be theorically enought. Its like the ghost of the surpressed épisodes was still linging around. My reserve of expandable files grow dim so i ask of you: How do i get rid of this ''ghost downloads'' ?
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 05:40:41 am »

Sorry, but no clue. It's too bad one couldn't just 'format' those offending sections of memory.
I, too, await an answer.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 06:54:36 am »

A quick googling says you might try to restore/reset your ipod to factory settings, and then re-upload your music and such onto it.

Off the top of my head, it sounds like either the process you use to delete the files isn't doing the job (which a restore ought to fix), or the hard drive itself is wearing out.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 08:04:45 am »

I don't own an iPod (or any iThingies) so can't help much, BUT if it's a newer FLASH based drive rather than a spinning hard disk, AND it's well used and getting old, then it could be that the flash storage is slowly failing as it has a finite number of write cycles. As flash memory ages, small blocks of storage will start to fail and will be marked as "dead" and removed from the available memory space on the devices FAT. As such, the storage space will gradually become smaller and smaller over time. Once enough blocks are marked as "bad", the device will lock the flash chip and prevent further writes (reading the data is still possible, but no more data can be written to it).

Other than that, it may be that there is some form of archive of "deleted" files - check the settings for something like that.

When all else fails, factory defalts should retun it to normal operation (unles the flash storage is wearing out).
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2014, 03:31:40 pm »

It's the formatting of the whole drive and then loading ALL of it back on that's the pain.
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