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Removing contacts and calendars from iPod

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Q: I’ve previously synchronized Contacts and Calendar to my iPod. However, I now wish to remove them. Can you tell me how that’s done?

- Eric

A: Absolutely, and it’s easy: regardless of which method you were using to synchronize the data, and regardless of whether you’re on a Mac or a PC, you can clear all contacts and calendars directly by manipulating the iPod’s contents in Windows Explorer or the Finder.

First, ensure that iTunes’ iPod Preferences have “Enable disk use” checked so you can access the iPod. Then, browse to the iPod’s hard drive in Windows Explorer or the Finder (Mac), and simply erase the contents of the iPod’s “Contacts” and “Calendar” folders.


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The Outlook synchronizes fine the contacts to my iPod nano, and in the beginning I also had no problems synching my calendar entries. However, accidentally, I deleted the sync-file from the Calendar folder on the iPod, and since then the calendars won’t sync.

I tried to reinstall iTunes completely, and also Outlook (Version 2002) but it did not solve the issue.

Can you help me on this one? All answers are welcome!

Posted by bubihusi in TX on July 21, 2006 at 3:56 AM (CDT)


My i-pods sick and I don’t know how to fix it! Its an i-pod mini, and whenever I select a song to play, it plays it for about 8 seconds, then skips to a totally different song! And when I turn it off it decides to play again, doing the same thing, but nothing comes up on the screen.Its just over a year old, so Im pretty distraught over the whole things, its practically still a baby!Any help would be appreciated!

Posted by lollipop_les in TX on July 21, 2006 at 5:53 PM (CDT)


I forgot to add to my above comment that when it plays the songs, there’s a symbol on the upper right hand side, underneatn the battery, that looks like, what I really can only describe as a pair of scissors? with a plus sign on the “handles” if thats any help!

Posted by lollipop_les in TX on July 21, 2006 at 5:59 PM (CDT)


I just got a 4G nano, and tried to upload my contacts and calendar from outlook.

The contacts loaded fine, but the calendar will not…any thoughts.

Posted by swmmo in TX on July 22, 2006 at 7:37 AM (CDT)


Myself and my wife bought an ipod each in the UK so that we could put all our music on for when we moved to the US. When we tried to set up I-tunes on a new computer it advises that the ipods are linked to another account and if we link to the new one, we will lose all our music. We have asked in an apple store and they advised that you cannot swap computers as it would promote file sharing.

Can you advise me on anything we can do to move the music from our ipods onto the new itunes so that we can save all our music but also put on new stuff?

Posted by Matt Hawley in TX on July 22, 2006 at 1:05 PM (CDT)


Hello folks, nice site & I’m glad you’re here. I recently bought a Ipod mp3/mp4 60g video setup and am interested in a car setup that will support this player so I can watch movies, & listen to my tunes in the car. any help would be wonderful.
Thanks in advance, Eddy

Posted by eddysemail in TX on July 24, 2006 at 2:01 AM (CDT)


Folks, it’s unlikely that your questions will get noticed here. Head into the appropriate place in the Forums, and you’re more likely to get the help you need.

Posted by Aceon6 in TX on July 24, 2006 at 1:32 PM (CDT)


Is there an easy way to copy my dvd’s onto my i pod 60 Gb Video,it all seems unecessarily complicated

Posted by callian in TX on July 25, 2006 at 7:54 AM (CDT)


how do i delete the explicit(red) symbol that is next to a explicit song?

Posted by trevor in TX on October 12, 2008 at 8:49 PM (CDT)

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