I just had a devil of a time trying to restore a deleted podcast in iTunes (this week’s episode of the GGP actually). The episode in question had failed to download in its entirety and so I decided to delete it, and add in a manually downloaded copy. Yea, no such luck.
Once the episode was deleted, iTunes refused to allow me to force the correct file back into the right place. It’s just this sort of “I know better than you” attitude that drives us Windows & Linux geeks CRAZY about some of the OS X applications.
There is (thankfully) a feature of iTunes that will allow me to re-download the episode from the feed. Here it is in three simple steps:
- Collapse the feed in iTunes
- Hold down the Option (Alt) key and re-expand it
- All the available episodes will re-appear, simply “Get” the one(s) you want
I don’t know if anyone else has had this problem, but here’s the workaround just in case.
Thanks to Dennia on My Mac Blog for her nearly 2-year old post which saved the day.