You need to turn off the auto-sync feature if you are going to use more than one iPod on the same PC. Coonect each device in turn to iTUnes, highlight the device, and select the "Manually Sync" item. Then you can have a shared library on the PC, and can drag the songs you want onto each individual iPod.
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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.
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.
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.
Aaah, very simple procedure. First, plug your new iPod into your computer. Second, open up iTunes. Third, your computer should recognize your new iPod and will prompt you to go through a simple iPod set up, then it will ask you if you want to sync your music library to it.
Hope this helps!
An iPod can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time. once you got a new iTunes library or a new computer. You have to authorize your iPod to it at first, then you can upload music and video from the new iTunes to your iPod. But this way will overwrite the originial files on iPod with the new iTunes. You may try this iPod transfer, it can help you copy files from iPod to computer for backup, you can also use it as an iTunes alternative to upload music and video. It will not erase your original iPod files. It's safe and works pretty well for me.
http://www.ipod-transfer-copy.com/ipod-transfer-mediawidget.html Hope it helps. Contact me if you have any other question.
hi cars, -run the i tunes in ur computer. -add music to the i tunes library. -connect ur i-pod with the data cable provided. -thn the i tunes will detect the i-pod. -then click on it. -copy and paste the songs from your computers music library of i tunes into ur i pod. after u r finished, click on disconnect. and -remove ur ipod from the cable.
I think you may have some how deleted you itunes library file. It's default location is: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Library.itl the file is called "iTunes Library.itl" You can delete the whole itunes file but all of you music may be deleted. Good luck and i hope this somehow helps. Jaxon
You need to set your iPod to update manually, instead of syncing automatically when you plug it into the computer.
To do this, plug your iPod into your computer, and on the iPod info screen that pops up in iTunes when your iPod is connected, click "Manually Manage Files." You'll now have to click and drag your songs from your library to your iPod, but now you can also play songs on your computer directly from your iPod and delete songs from your library without deleting them from your iPod at the same time.
If you still have all that music on your computer then just update itunes first then update the I-pod. if you don't you are going to have to use an after market program to pull the music from the iPod to your computer first then add it to itunes. This happens when the original library is lost in itunes or when you install a fresh copy of itunes on your computer.