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Fix non-displaying album art on iPods
Authored by: wastemytime on Oct 26, '06 10:43:51AM
If you followed this faulty hint using an iPod Color model, you will lose all album art. There are many postings about this on Apple support discussions with a longer time to live, including this informative one:

The only workaround I have for you is to copy all files from your iPod to your hard drive, then copy the files from your hard drive back to your iPod using the procedure I've come up with below.

From my posting :

Apple has increased the workflow complexity of manually managing your iPod. Compare:

Steps to properly copy files from hard drive or optical media to an iPod using iTunes 7:
1) In iTunes, create a temporary LIBRARY based staging playlist. We'll refer to this playlist as "temp".
2) Drag files from the Finder into the iTunes "temp" playlist. If you are dragging files from optical media, you'll want to make sure the "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" option is unchecked in Preferences > Advanced > General, or you'll end up copying files to your hard drive.
3) In iTunes, drag files from the "temp" playlist to desired iPod DEVICES based playlist.
4) When copy operation is complete, delete the "temp" playlist.
5) Optional: If you are copying files from removable media you will now have a number of broken references cluttering your iTunes Library. To clean these up, eject the removable media and run the "Super Remove Dead Tracks" script found at this site:

Steps to properly copy files from hard drive or optical media to an iPod using iTunes 6:
1) Drag files from the Finder into desired iTunes iPod playlist.

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