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Help!! My husband and I each have an ipod. We like different music. Can you have two separate itune stores on one comp? If I plug his in, it syncs to my itunes store automatically. I can't figure out how to add music to his without it completely matching mine. Do we just create separate playlists?? I don't wanna mess anything up.

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I would have thought that as long as you can identify each playlist as required, that should work, so Yes, create separate playlists, after backing up your tunes and data.

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When I plug my ipod into my computer, it doesn't show up anywhere. Neither in "My Computer" or itunes. I'm running Windows XP Professional. I've tried resetting and forcing it to disk mode, reinstalling...


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Maybe you should try this third ipod manager tool - Daniusoft iPod transfer:

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Dec 30, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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How do I connect multiple iPods to One Computer


<p>Suppose you have more than one iPod that you want your computer. Or maybe you have two people with the same computer, otherwise synchronize their iPods. There are a few different ways to go about it. Windows and Mac OS you can run multiple iPods with USB cables and your music library to open. But you can use these methods to various media files to synchronize multiple iPods. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Create separate iTunes libraries <br /> <p>1. Keep the "Options" key while you open iTunes on your computer, if you use a Mac the same way, hold down the "Shift" key while you open iTunes and Windows. This will be a new dialog. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click on "Create Library". Name the new library and save it. iTunes will open this new library you created. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Open "Preferences". Do this by selecting "iTunes" and "Preferences" on a Mac, and "Edit" Preferences "in Windows. Click the" tab "Advanced. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Check the box next to "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library." Click "OK". This will ensure duplicate files are not included in your new library. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Add the files you want to add in your new library, which are the files you want to go to your second iPod. To do this, drag the files from your hard drive in iTunes. You can also choose "File" and "Add to Library". Add to your library until you see the way you want. <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Connect your iPod to your computer via USB. Sync your iPod to your iTunes library. Quit iTunes once the synchronization is complete. <br /> <p><br /> <p>7. Repeat step 1 to re-open iTunes. Select "Choose Library". Now your original or the new library you created to switch between the music from your iPod library. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Create separate user accounts <br /> <p>1. On a Mac, select the Apple menu. Choose System Preferences. Select the "View" menu and select "Accounts." Click the "+" to create a new user. Connect your iPod to iTunes and sync with this user. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. In Windows, click the "Start" button. Go to the Control Panel. In "User Accounts and Family Safety", select "Add or Remove User Accounts." Click on "Create a new account." Connect your iPod to iTunes and sync with this user. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Log off your account and to switch between users. This way you can sync your iPod separately for each user. It can be useful if multiple users have different tastes in music. They may have their iTunes libraries and iPods. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Sync iPods with different playlists <br /> <p>1. Open "iTunes". Create multiple playlists to be synchronized with each of their iPods. For example, you can create a playlist of workout you just upload to your iPod nano, in turn, allows your entire library on your iPod touch. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect your iPod via a USB cable. You can do one at a time or simultaneously on a Mac Windows does not support synchronization of more than one iPod at a time. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Click on the first iPod in "Devices". In the "Music", select "Sync Music." Select "Selected playlists, artists and genres." <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Click Apply. This will start the synchronization process. Repeat this process for the other iPods. <br />

on Aug 09, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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How to use one then one iPod with one computer


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.




Method Two

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.



Method Three

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.

on Apr 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Music on iPods with different s/Nos. mixed up


Connect iPod to computer.
Open up iTunes.
Click on the icon on the left sidebar of iTunes that says "iPod Nano".
Click on the Music tab.
You will notice that at least one folder has been set to "Sync music" - the songs in these folders will be automatically loaded onto your iPod everytime you connect it to your computer. I would suggest separating the music folders that you use and the folders that your wife uses on your computer itself. Then, you can sync only the songs in your own personal folder.
Alternatively, you can disable the "Sync Music" option altogether by unchecking the box.

Whichever choice you make, you will now need to manually go in and delete the songs you don't want.
You can do this by clicking on the Music icon underneath the iPod Nano icon on the left sidebar of iTunes. Find a song you no longer want on your iPod, right-click the song, and select delete.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 22, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Syncing without deleting content on ipod shuffle.


this happened to me too with my iTouch. i had to plug it into my comp, quickly stop it from syncing, then i went under the tab on the left for my iPod. when i set it to manual syncing, it fixed the problem, but then you'll have to do everything by hand. if you want to keep it automatic, i think you'll have to let it format.

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Hey try plugging in your ipod and then go to the ipod thing and hit restore ipod and then once it is done then try to sync your ipod

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Here is the solution:
Connect iPod to your computer and open iTunes.
Drag the music to your iTunes library.
Select iPod in the Devices section on the left side of the iTunes window.
In the main iTunes browser window, select the Music tab.
Select the checkbox labeled "Sync music".
You have the option to sync all songs and playlists or selected playlists.
Click Apply and iTunes will begin syncing the music you've selected to your iPod.

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you can put all of your songs on the same itunes and check only the songs for your ipod and only sync checked songs

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Are you using iTunes, if so make sure under the ipod preferences you have selected auto-sync If yr comp's a mac once u have connected the ipod you can just drop and drag Also it might be the version of iTunes yr using, I'd suggest d/l'ing the latest. Last but not least, you haven't left it locked it by any chance : )

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