Deleted but still listed media content on iPod after importing

Using third-party products, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0, Adobe Premier Elements 7.0, or Adobe Album Starter 3.0 to delete media content from your iPod nano (5th generation) may also delete synced iTunes video content* and photos from your iPod nano (5th generation). Video and photo content synced from iTunes will continue to be listed on your iPod, but will no longer be playable or viewable.

* Synced video content includes, but is not limited to: music videos, movies, and TV shows downloaded from iTunes.

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Some third-party media-editing applications offer the option to delete original content from a device once the files have been imported (the following image is of the Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 Image and Video importer):

[Photoshop Elements screen]

To avoid the situation described above, do not delete original video or photo content using third-party editing software*. To remove recently imported media content, delete the content from the device directly or from within iTunes.

To delete video footage captured using the iPod nano Video Camera:

  1. On your iPod nano, go to Videos > Camera Videos.
  2. Highlight the video footage you wish to delete.
  3. Hold down the Center button.
  4. After the contextual menu appears, select the Delete option (or the Delete All option if you would like to erase all your captured footage).
  5. Confirm your request when prompted by highlighting the Delete or Delete All option and selecting the Center button.

Alternatively, you can remove video footage captured using the iPod nano Video Camera from within the DCIM folder of your disk-use-enabled iPod.

* If you are using Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 or Adobe Premiere 7.0, updating to the latest released software (Photoshop Elements 8.0 and Premiere 8.0) will allow you to delete media content from your iPod using the editing software without exhibiting the behaviors mentioned above.


This document will be updated as more information becomes available.
Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
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