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My friend gave me his 2nd gen iPod Shuffle. I am trying to get it to work on my computer. I have iTunes already, I use an external hard drive to store my music on, because I have so much theres not enough room on my comps hard drive. I need to install the newest iTunes 8.0....I have opened iTunes and NONE of my music will play (ext. hard drive IS plugged in). iTunes "can't find" some songs and others it will just simply not play. so I have unplugged my ext drive, I was in the process of installing iTunes 8 but every time I do a window pops up that says "Invalid Drive: F:/".

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  • guitar_shred Jan 05, 2009

    Then that defeats the purpose of portable MP3 players.

  • guitar_shred Jan 05, 2009

    The weird thing is. that when I restart my computer, without plugging in the iPod start up iTunes. The music files work just fine.

  • Alex Smallwood
    Alex Smallwood May 11, 2010

    I only asked whether you can play it in Windows media player so you can check that the files are ok



    Broken mp3 files are not unheard of you know!

  • Alex Smallwood
    Alex Smallwood May 11, 2010

    Another thought , can you plug the external drive in and play the songs using something else like Windows Media Player or something?

  • Alex Smallwood
    Alex Smallwood May 11, 2010

    Does Itunes Detect The Ipod?



    Has the Ipod got the latest Firmware?



    Have You tried resetting the ipod to factory settings? This gets rid of all the songs on it though!



    See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1481?viewl...

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Go to your document folder, go to your music folder, click on the itunes folder and move it to your external drive.

Go into the itunes preferences, go to advanced, and see where the itunes library is located.

Change the location to point to your external drive.

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Easy solution is to go to my computer, and the external drive letter (probably E) and select all of your music and drag it to itunes window

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The hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this... Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.

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How to Add iPod Playlist to iTunes?


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Are you an IPod greenhand or new user to iPod? Are you annoyed with how to transfer iPod playlist to iTunes? So, how do you get iPod playlist to iTunes? Factually speaking, it's not difficult to do it. All that we what we have to do is to make sure your iPod connect to your iTunes and that you follow the instructions below.
But, just like everything surrounding the App Store, there is always an "App for that". iPod to computer is one of those apps that provide you a fast way to transfer iPod playlist to iTunes.

The iTunes program servers as both a media player and a database for the content you've added to it. The program window lists your songs and videos so you can see what you have, but the actual files themselves are stored elsewhere. In the default location, your files are nestled inside subfolders within the iTunes program folder on your hard drive.
If you're like a lot of iPod listeners, one of your favorite things to do is make up new playlists. You might spend hours each week working on making up new lists for different occasions. You've probably got a list for doing homework or work, a list for working out, a list for driving in the car, and a list for a romantic date. Having all these playlists can be a lot of fun, and sometimes making them can be a little addicting, too.
This is why many people love the on-the-go playlist making application on their iPods. With this application, you can put any song on your iPod into an impromptu playlist. Maybe you want a brand new list to express your mood for today. Maybe you're just on a roll with discovering new music and are making a fantastic playlist for a friend. Either way, making these lists can be fun and interesting.
The problem, however, is that you can't save or label on-the-go playlists. If you leave them on your iPod, they'll just be named on-the-go and called by the order in which you made them. You won't be able to rearrange them or fine tune your playlist making skills like you can when you're actually making a list in iTunes.
If your iPod is broken and all you want to do is that transfer all the files to iTunes? How can you to transfer then? Maybe you are worried about these problems and think that it is hard to do it because the restrictions by apple. Here I want to say it is easy now as longs as to use a software to help us and then we can get what we want easily.
Here I want to choose Cucusoft iPod Transfer according to the long-term good test.
Before you run our program, please be sure you have installed iTunes on your computer, and you can manage your ipod device with no problem.
Step 1. First connect your iPod to your computer via USB cable. Then install and run iPod Transfer. After done, the playlist will be shown on the main interface as below. All the playlists and other files will be shown on Cucusoft transfer below.
Step 2. Copy the playlist and transfer into iTunes library from iPod.
Step 3. Click the "Export" button and start to copy ipod playlist to itunes library right now. Choose Export to iTunes and OK.
Now you have successfully copied ipod playlist to itunes!

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Restoring your iTunes Library backup


When you need to restore your backed up iTunes Library from your external hard drive to your computer, follow these steps:

Quit iTunes.
Locate your external hard drive.
Mac: On the Desktop or Finder sidebar.
Windows: In My Computer

Drag the iTunes folder (backed up earlier) from your external hard drive to whatever location you desire on your internal hard drive. It is recommended that you choose the default location for the iTunes folder, which is:

Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
Windows Vista or Windows 7: \Users\username\My Music\
Open iTunes while holding down the Option key (Mac) or Shift key (Windows).

In the resulting dialog, click the Choose Library button.

Select the iTunes folder you just moved to the internal hard drive.
Click Choose.

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The hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this... Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.

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How To Refresh and reinstall USB Ports Of Your Computer Hello there, the other day i tried refreshing and reinstalling the USB ports on my PC, as some of my connecting devices are not recognized. I present the detailed procedure on refreshing the USB ports.
Let’s go!!

Here are the steps to refresh/reinstall/uninstalling the USB ports on the computer.

The USB port needs to be refreshed to make sure that no other device has captured the USB port of the computer. The Mouse, video camera, your external USB hard disk; what ever it may be.

Follow the steps given below to refresh USB ports.

1. Right-click My Computer icon on the desktop, and then select Properties.
2. Click the Hardware tab.
3. Click the Device Manager Button.
4. Click the plus (+) sign to the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers.
5. Right-click the device listed under Universal Serial Bus controller and select Uninstall.
6. Click OK to confirm the removal of the device.

Please note, repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all the devices under Universal Serial Bus Controller are removed.

7. Shut down the computer.

CAUTION: Ensure that the Shut Down option is selected, instead of the Restart option.

8. Wait for 5 seconds and then restart the computer. When the computer restarts, a "Windows has detected new or added hardware" message window will open.

The above steps will refresh the USB ports.

Now connect the USB devices like mouse, video camera, your external USB hard disk...USB hubs...whatever you like and the drivers should install automatically.

Tip: It is always recommended to connect the main USB devices at the rear end USB port. As they require more power to initiate.


The above steps are for XP operating system. When coming to the matter of Vista, please note the changes below:
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1) Right-click Computer icon from the desktop , and then click Properties to open the System Properties window, and then select the Device Manager tab.

2) Click the Plus (+) sign next to Universal Serial Bus Controllers/Root hub.

3) Click the USB Composite Device entry to highlight it, and then click Remove. If a screen appears to confirm the deletion, confirm the deletion.

4) Disconnect the USB cable to the all-in-one, wait a couple seconds, and then reconnect the cable. This should restart Windows device detection (Plug and Play).

5) A New Hardware found screen may appear, click next through all of the screens that appear for the Wizard to install the USB Composite Device. Click Finish once the wizard completes.

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Copy iTunes folder to your external hard drive
To copy all the items in your iTunes library (including the iTunes Library file that holds all your playlists, playcounts, ratings, and other data) to your external hard drive, follow these steps:

Quit iTunes.
Locate your external hard drive.
Mac: On the desktop or Finder sidebar.
Windows: In My Computer
Locate your iTunes folder:
By default, the iTunes folder is located in:
Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
Windows Vista or Windows 7: \Users\username\My Music\
If the iTunes folder is not in the default location listed above then you can find where the iTunes folder is located by following these instructions:

Open your iTunes Preferences:
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Click Advanced.
The location of your iTunes folder will be listed in iTunes Media folder location box, as pictured below.


Drag the iTunes folder to your external hard drive. This can take a while if you have a lot of items.


When the transfer is complete, your iTunes Library will have been successfully copied to your external hard drive.

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How to use your iPod to move your music to a new computer


***** THIS DOSE NOT WORK WITH IPOD TOUCH OR IPHONE*******

open itunes connect ipod

from the summer page at the bottom

put a check next to manually manage music and video

ok - close itunes


go to : start > my music > itunes

right click on itunes folder and select copy

go to : start > my computer > choose the drive of the ipod > then right click >Paste

take your ipod to a new cpu

connect ipod

go to : start > My Computer > choose the drive for the ipod > find itunes folder > right click on it choose cut

go to : Start > my music

If there is an existing itunes folder in here delete it unless there is music in the library - this will remove the existing library

right click > paste

after you paste it - restart the computer

( download itunes if you have not already )

open itunes and all your music and playlist will be here

if you get a message the the library was created from an old library then follow this step to resolve

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1451





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You might neede to download the lastest version of iTunes from here:
www.apple.com/itunes/download/
That should solve your problem! =)

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I tried to turn on my shuffle but got a orange/green blinking light. I reset the ipod but no change. I connected it to my computer but the computer no longer recognized it (no icon appeared on desk top). I...


Hello there!
Happy Holydays
1) install the iTunes program, and use the reset/sync button on program, obviously connect the shuffle cable USB to the PC. and that will reset the software,
if not, go to store, if you got warranty, and change for a new one.
it is suppose to reset.
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How to use one then one iPod with one computer


Method One
If you share your computer with other people, you can maintain separate user accounts for each person who uses the computer. This is useful especially if each user has different tastes in music; users can maintain separate, personalized iTunes music libraries and can customize their iPods accordingly.

Mac OS X users:
Learn how to set up additional user accounts.

Windows users:
Look in your computer's Help documentation to learn how to set up additional user accounts. To locate this information:

Click the Start Menu, and then click Help or Help and Support.
Enter "new user" in the Search field.
Press Return.
If you create multiple user accounts on one computer but want the same music to be available in iTunes for all users, see iTunes: How to share music between different accounts on a single computer.




Method Two

You may use multiple iPods on a computer without the need to create multiple user accounts. To do this, you can set iTunes to update each iPod with only certain playlists. This method allows you to put all your music on, say, your iPod and keep your iPod shuffle updated with only your workout music. Here's how to do this with iTunes 9:

Create new iTunes playlists that contain all the music that you want to sync to each iPod.
Learn how to Sync your iPod (read the iPod Tutorial Steps section below the video).
Note: iTunes for Windows does not support syncing multiple iPod devices at the same time.



Method Three

Create a separate iTunes library for each iPod. Note: It is important that you make a new iTunes Library file. Do not just make a copy of your existing iTunes Library file. If iTunes is open, quit it.

Mac users: Hold down the Option key while you open iTunes.
Windows users: Hold down the Shift key while you open iTunes.
In the dialog that appears, click Create Library.
Name and save the alternate library file. iTunes opens with your brand new library file.
Open iTunes Preferences. Choose iTunes > Preferences (Mac) or Edit > Preferences (Windows).
Click the Advanced tab.
Deselect the "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" checkbox if it is already selected and click OK. This will prevent iTunes from creating duplicates of your existing media files in the new library folder.

Add the specific media files you want on your iPod to iTunes either by dragging them into iTunes or choosing File > Add to Library (Mac) or File > Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library (Windows).

Once you have the iTunes Library just how you want it, connect and sync your iPod.

Once the sync is complete, quit iTunes.
Mac users: Hold down the Option key while you open iTunes.
Windows users: Hold down the Shift key while you open iTunes.
Click Choose library.
Choose your original iTunes Library and click Choose (Mac Users) or Open (Windows Users). You can now switch back and forth between the different libraries for different iPods.

on Apr 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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