I will try to help you with this issue, but my suggestions at this moment may be of limited value. I am out of town and do not have OSX conveniently available, so will be just giving you some “best” guesses. Also, I do not possess a Fuze and have never actually used one. I wrote my script for the Clip.
OK, enough conditionals…
I believe the ._ “ghosts” that are encumbering your playlist display, are a result of OSX creating a “resource” file associated with any file that it “creates” on the Fuze volume.
So, here’s the one idea I have for removal (which I cannot verify at this moment because I do not have access to OSX). You will need to use the Terminal under OSX.
In a Terminal window, you will need to navigate to the MUSIC directory of your Fuze. The command should be something like:
cd /Volumes/NAME OF YOUR FUZE/MUSIC
Once in the MUSIC directory, issue this command:
This should give you a list of the files and folders in your MUSIC directory, including those that are “hidden”. In OSX, any file that has a name that begins with a period will be invisible under Finder, hence the reason to use the Terminal.
If you have succeed in listing your file/folders, then you should see those unwanted ._playlistname files in the list.
Now, here is the guessing part. I know how to tell you how to remove those files. What I’m not 100% certain about, is whether they are important to the Fuze. So I suggest you try the removal of one such “ghost” file and then dismount/eject your Fuze from your Mac and take a look. If all is working normal, and your non-“ghost” playlist still works, then we have succeeded.
To remove the unwanted file, use this command:
These “ghost” files may also be present on the Clip, but they are not visible in the Clip display. Again, since I do not currently have access to OSX, I cannot examine (ls -lsa) the Clip volume under Terminal.
That’s the best I can do at the moment. Let me know how it goes.