Why does iTune lose my podcasts?
April 13, 2008 5:11 PM Subscribe
Why does iTunes keep losing my podcasts?
posted by EndsOfInvention to computers & internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm quite new to the podcast game, although I have used iTunes regularly (sans iPod) for a few years. I have iTunes subscribed to 5 podcasts, and set to check them hourly for new episodes, download any new ones, and keep all episodes indefinitely.
Most of the time I can listen to podcasts fine, however sometimes iTunes will download a new podcast, flag it as un-listened-to, and then when I try to play it say:
The podcast "________" could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?
When I try to find the actual podcast file it's not in the itunes\itunes music\podcasts directory - but if iTunes hasn't downloaded the file why is it telling me there's a new podcast to listen to? (No, the podcasts is not still downloading - it is showing in the Podcast window as downloaded (not greyed-out, & no GET button) and new (blue dot next to it)).
I have tried rebooting iTunes, upgrading it to the latest version, and clicking "Update Podcast". I'm using Vista Home Premium.
The only way I've found so far of downloading the missing podcasts that works is un- and re-subscribing to the podcasts. Which is annoying and defeats the point of having iTunes automatically download them for me.