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Hello all,

Having uploaded music onto itunes I attempted to sync my ipod classic (120GB), but after managing to sync some of the tracks (titles A-C), i receive the message: unknown error (-81)

Can anyone help?

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error code -81 is "sector number never found on a track"

I can only guess here what that means - whatever song iTunes is trying to sync next, the system is unable to locate it. Time for troubleshooting, to determine which song is causing the issue. Whether it's a faulty file, file written to a bad sector, ??, it's going to take someone a lot more knowledgeable than I am to answer.

I'd try unchecking maybe 10 songs at the point where you think the sync is stopping, try again and attempt to narrow it down.

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