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    Deleting hidden files on my iPod?

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    Deleting hidden files on my iPod?
    I have an iPod Mini that I use on my MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard). For some reason it says I have a bunch of data on there in iTunes, but when I open the iPod as a hard drive, I can't see the data to delete it. When I look at the folders, there's only a few MB total, but iTunes says I have about 5GB of stuff on there.

    How can I access/view this 5GB of non-musical data to delete it, without purging my iPod completely? Directions on Mac would be great.

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    Deleting hidden files on my iPod?

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    ???

    No one knows how to make hidden files viewable on a Mac?

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    Deleting hidden files on my iPod?
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    Open Terminal and copy/paste this. Hit enter after each.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1
    Code:
    killall Finder

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    Deleting hidden files on my iPod?

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    Thanks! How do I make them vanish now that I've done what I need to?

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    Deleting hidden files on my iPod?
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    Ok, I should have added that to my original post

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0
    Code:
    killall Finder
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