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April 28, 2009 7:03 AM   Subscribe

How do clear purchased but unwanted items off my iTunes "Downloads Available" list? Ever time I launch the application, it automatically starts downloading unwanted HD versions of tv episodes.

Macworld's forums has a good formulation of this exact question. As a note, I've tried deleting/fiddling with the "list.plist" file in the "Downloads" folder; every time I restart iTunes, though, the file just recreates itself.

OSX, if relevant.

Thank you, brainy/techy ones!
posted by whitewall to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This forum question from the apple site indicates there's not much you can do.
posted by bluefly at 7:55 AM on April 28, 2009

Hmmm. that link didn't work out. Basically, you can either download the episodes completely and delete them or contact iTunes support and they'll remove them from your list. There may be a better answer, but for me, I did the download/delete thing (it was only songs for me, though).
posted by bluefly at 7:57 AM on April 28, 2009

bluefly: that link is not loading for me?

whitewall: what happens when you right-click (or option click) on the title of the TV show subscription you are wanting to delete? Are you wanting no-more of the tv series at all, or just not wanting the HD versions? Is this a paid subscription, or a free one?

I haven't purchased any television subscriptions with iTunes, but do have more than one free video podcast subscription. All of those have a "settings" button, but that may not be what you're looking for.
posted by hippybear at 8:59 AM on April 28, 2009

Response by poster: The resolution: I emailed iTunes support, initially reporting the probem as "Accidently bought a product on the iTunes store." They deleted the files within 24 hours. So that's three months of minor aggravation taken care of in 5 minutes! Thanks, Green!
posted by whitewall at 6:49 PM on May 4, 2009

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