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I have a 5G 80 GB iPod Classic. Until this summer, I used a PC and so the iPod was Windows formatted. On several occasions I successfully have used the iPod as a hard drive to move my iTunes library to a new computer. This summer I replaced the PC with a MBP and moved the music to it. I did not reformat the iPod, and I left the iTunes music file that I had reinstalled on the hard drive as a back up. Now I want to get rid of it, but I can't find it. I have 33.5 GBs of music and the Other category has 29.1 GB.

When I plug in the iPod and look at the what's on the drive, all I see are the standard iTunes folders, Calendar, Contacts, iTunes, and Notes. All are empty save for the iTunes folder which has the usual stuff including a folder for previous iTunes libraries, but there is nothing there to suggest 29 GGs of stuff.

I tried plugging the iPod into a PC but still couldn't find the Other material. How do I find the Other file and delete it short of reformatting the HD to Mac? Any suggestions?

Also, the iPod quirky when it comes to turning it off. Pressing the click wheel at 6 may or may not work—usually not. I have to start playing a song, then Pause the song, then press it again to shut off the iPod. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to make this work. Any ideas?
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When you plugged the iPod into your PC, did you go to the Windows file explorer and make sure you selected "show hidden files and folders"? I don't know if that's the problem but give it a try and let us know if the 29 GB show up.
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Thanks. I'll try it.
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