I’m at wit’s end, which is saying something.
I have an iPod, and two iPod Shuffles that used to connect to iTunes on my desktop, under Windows 10. About a year ago, or so, iTunes just quit recognizing them when I plugged them into my USB ports. I have tried a litany of solutions through many pages there are many more, including a few of Apple’s “support” pages.
- Tried to update the USB Drivers
- Tried different cables (when possible)
- Tried different USB ports
- Temporarily disabled third-party antivirus software
- Tried restarting the Apple Mobile Device Service
- Tried re-installing the ‘usbaapl64.inf’ drivers in the afore-linked instructions
- Reinstalled iTunes both from the Apple website (iTunes64Setup.exe) and through Microsoft’s App download.
- Rebooted, reinstalled, lather, rinse, repeat.
I am convinced this is some sort of “planned obsolecense” plot, but the pisser is, is that at some point in the past few years of owning this desktop, things worked fine! Now, all I’m stuck with is that Windows recognizes each iPod Classic/Shuffle as a ‘USB Device’ just fine, but iTunes (seemingly in later rev 12.8+) does not recognize these devices. Admittedly, I’m a little sick and tired of hearing “Thunderstruck” over and over again on the same morning jog playlists.
Have any of you had the same issue, and did you fix it outside of the same, repetetive “reinstall drivers/reinstall iTunes” schtick?
While I could run 2.0 with a desktop strapped to my back, I am too cheap to buy the extension cords.