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How do i get the pictures off my gogear?

I "syncd" my philips go gear for the first time last night and not only did it add my music but it added pictures from "My Pictures" as well. 1) How do I get these off the device and 2) How do I make sure they are not added again when I sync more music onto it?

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Connect the device to the PC.

Open My Computer. The GoGear should show as a drive.

Double-click on GoGear, navigate to the Pictures folder and delete the files manually.

To prevent this happening again, go into the Windows Media Player settings, and select manual sync. This varies with different versions of Media Player.

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