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Copying music cd to external hard drive for ipod

No directions came with my external hard drive.

After placing my music cd in my Dell hard drive, how do I copy my cd to the external hard drive and then to my ipod?

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Ok...you are connect via usb? when using limewire, window media or itunes,,,,go to options on all them and change the directory where you like to store and retrieve files from...now for the files that you already have on the primary hard drive....go to my computer..you see both drives internal (is your c) and the external is ?) find the music on the c drive ..open it..cut & paste (or click & drag) to the new drive ....to copy this music onto your ipod...make sure you have the latest itunes version (WWW.APPLE.COM) once you have this on the desktop let it scan for all the music on pc....now plug ipod to pc...20-30 seconds your ipod will show up on itunes...look on the bottom of itunes left side (u see the ur ipod)...look up and click on the music folder on pc drive and all the music should now be showing too...click on that same folder drag down to the ipods music folder.......let it load up...it might take awile depending on how much you got .....not never ever pull ipod out always eject the ipod .......then unplug it............................

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