I bought my mom an iPod for Christmas, and she loves my music, so I wanted to copy my library onto her iPod while, of course, still keeping my own library in tact. Can this be done? If it can be, what will happen when she goes to start up her own library on her own computer (which will be empty because she's never had an iPod)? Can she just copy those songs from the iPod to the library?
(I know that both she and I have to turn off "automatic sync" in our libraries.)
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Re: Need to copy an iTunes library onto another iPod
It is better to just copy the music to her computer and dowlad and insatall itunes. If she wants all the music just burn a back up and just open i tunes on the other computer and insert disc which will be copyed to computer.
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Apple does this so that only Certified accessories have to software to make the hardware circuits charge an i pod, thats especially a problem with some sound docks, my i pod 2 gen works with only 1 of the 3 sound docks that i have tried, but i have a bluetooth i home so i play my music wirelessly
I suggest that you save your data with Simply Accounting and know where you save it. In window explorer, find the file you saved and copy it to the USB memory stick. You should see the USB memory stick as another drive in Windows Explorer. After the copy is complete, Click the USB memory stick and you should see the file. This way, the copy (back up) is confirmed.
connect the card reader to your pc thro the cable provided or thro usb port on the cpu... insert the card in the reader... go to my computer , there you ll find the removable device option to browse your card... you can copy and paste the files needed into that drive..
if its an ipod you need to download itunes from itunes.com if not then you can prob use windows media player. if you cant figure out how to put music in these shells then you need to search for all you music which you can do in the search icon in start. then click on search for music. then drag all that music in you my music folder or make a folder of your own and highlight all the music you want and drag it to the specified folder. when all the music is in the folder drag the folder onto the itunes or windows media icon and the music will be routed to the music player. from the simply make a playlist or sync all to put the music onto your mp3 player. its the best i could do considering you didnt specify what kind of mp3 player it is.
you are using this computer as a limited user get the guy who is using this computer with the administrative rights to create this folder for you while use his account, i.e. make the file to your user acoount application data for you and then you try in your account.
Or the guy can just run the setting for loading itunes in your account using the run as option for him(or her) to create the folder for you.
The idea is where this folder is supposed to be created you dont have access rights to create the folder in your name.
I'm assuming you are using the memory stick for extra storage to free up space on your hard drive (or your C drive) or as a drive to back your files up on. A memory stick, when used the way you are describing, is nothing more than another drive to store stuff on (think of it as a smaller version of your C Drive) You can put any file type you want on it and then see it again as long as it is inserted in your computer.
If the purpose of the memory stick is to provide extra storage in order to free up space on your hard drive then yes, you will need to delete whatever you drag on to it from your hard drive. Otherwise the files will remain on your C drive/hard drive and continue to take up space. If you are only using the memory stick as a "just in case" backup drive, I would not delete them the files you copy from the source drive.
Let me caution you about doing this however, memory sticks are classified as "removable media". Media like this can sometimes be unstable or undependable. A more stable way to backup or store files long term is to copy them to a CD or DVD-ROM. In order to do that you need a CD or DVD writer. Most newer (within the last 3 years) computers come standard with this technology. You may or may not have that capability.
The Itunes question is a whole 'nother line of answers. You can use your memory stick to back up your Itunes library but it will only be a back up. Because your Itunes software is linked to the files on your hard drive, all of your music files would still have to reside on your hard drive where they were originally.
If you want your Itunes library to reside solely on your memory stick (which in my opinion is not a good idea due to the instability of the memory stick) you would need to reconfigure Itunes to make it point to the library on your memory stick. It's definitely doable but gets kinda sticky in the transfer. Let me know if this is what you want to do with it and I can walk you through that.
Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions and good luck!