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Itunes won't save my library

I have an itunes library and so does my daughter. I just created a new library for myself because my original one got tired and left, not sure if it will be back. So when i go to choose my library from the drop down box, my newly created library isn't listed. Also, how do i get rid of all the old libraries listed in that drop down box?

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  • danxnan Jan 18, 2009

    no i

  • danxnan Jan 18, 2009

    No I haven't. Just wondering why it won't recognize my new library. I open iTunes with the shift key held down, then the box comes up to choose a library, it is at that point where my new library is not found. If my daughter chooses her library, then I will have to download all my songs off my ipod again. As it is right now, when I open iTunes without holding the shift key down, it opens the previously opened library, which is my new library.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    In the past have you backed up or exported your libary in the past?

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Its really tough when you have multiple IPods going on one computer. The best bet is to take a library and add every song into the computer available. Then create a seperate playlist for your daughters songs and one for yours. Then use the playlists to add to the Ipods in the future. That is really the concept to the library in the first place.

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Source:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

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