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ITunes to IPod

Recently I decided I wanted to get rid of a lot of songs on my Dell laptop for space reasons. Once I deleted ALL songs in the ITunes library, the next time I tried to put additional songs on the IPod, all music previously downloaded to the IPod was gone except for the few selections I had just downloaded. What did I do?? Should I have left all songs on my hard drive in the laptop?

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It sounds like you have your IPOD set to automatically sync to your itunes library instead of being set to manually select the songs. If you have it set to automatically sync then anytime you plug your ipod in with itunes open then only the songs that are in your Itunes library will be on your IPOD after you disconnect it from the computer. If you would have set it to manually sync then you would have had to choose which songs to put on your IPOD and also which to take off. If you had it set to automatically sync then I am sorry to inform you, but your songs are gone from your IPOD (and if you have it set to delete the song from the computer as well as the library then the song is gone from your laptop too)

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