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IPod and system recovery

After restoring data from a backup following a system recovery of Vista (32 bit), the iTunes playlists are intact but iTunes will not fetch the 12 gigs of music in the playlists from where all my music is stored in MP3 format on an external hard drive. Is there a process to have iTunes retreive the playlist songs from the external drive or would I be obligated to reload them one at a time into the playlists (ugh)? If I choose not to reload individual songs, can I still create new playlists for my iPod and just sync the new lists without wiping out the previous music on my iPod? I'm worried that any type of iPod sync will erase the songs not currently in the computer's iTunes library.

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  • rjskeem Oct 27, 2008

    I figured I could do it manually, but sometimes I don't trust myself and needed confirmation I wouldn't wipe out my music as soon as I connected.

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When you syncronize it should show you all the songs then you should be able to save them individually or all at once , but ofcourse that will take a little while
but it should work fine
let me know if you need more help

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Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • jason Oct 26, 2008

    as long as you still have enough room then it shouldn't erase any of your playlists

  • jason Oct 26, 2008

    also you should be able to synchronize any play list on your ipod without erasing any other play list

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If you switch to manual it might be easyer to manage the music.

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    1. Restore your iPod. Warning: The restore process cannot be undone. All of your songs and files will be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data.


    2. Connect your iPod to the computer that you want to be the primary computer.

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