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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.
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.
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.
Summary With Home Sharing in iTunes 9, you can stream and transfer music, videos, and more with up to five other computers on your local network.
Note: Movie rentals cannot be streamed or transferred using Home Sharing.
Home Sharing requires:
iTunes 9 or later iTunes or App Store Account Local Network connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) This article discusses enabling and using Home Sharing. For troubleshooting assistance see iTunes: Troubleshooting Home Sharing
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Enabling Home Sharing
Open iTunes. Select the Home Sharing icon on the left-hand side of iTunes:
If the Home Sharing icon is not visible, choose Advanced > Enable Home Sharing from the menu bar. (You can disable or enable Home Sharing for your computer using the Advanced menu.) Note: After enabling Home Sharing, the Home icon representing your computer is no longer visible.
When prompted, enter your iTunes or App Store account name and password:
Note: Be sure to use the same iTunes / App Store account name when enabling Home Sharing on all computers you intend to share with.
Click Create Home Share. Use the above steps to enable Home Sharing on additional computers on your local network. Using Home Shares
Locate and click the Home Share you want to connect to under Shared on the left-hand side of iTunes:
View the contents of that Home Share. While viewing that Home Share you can: Stream Music and Video to your computer: Double-click a file to listen to music or view video content in the iTunes library Manually Transfer iTunes Content to your iTunes library: Select the content in the Home Share that you want to transfer to your iTunes library, then drag the content to your iTunes library. You can also select the content in the Home Share that you want to transfer to your iTunes library, then click the Import button in the bottom-right corner of iTunes:
Automatically transfer iTunes Store content between your Home Shares
Select the Home Share for the computer that you want to transfer content from. Click Settings in the bottom-right of iTunes, and specify what type of iTunes Store content you want to transfer.
The next time you download iTunes Store content on that Home Share computer, iTunes automatically transfers the content to your iTunes library. Note: Home Sharing does not automatically transfer iTunes Store content that was purchased before you turned on Home Sharing. You can still manually transfer iTunes Store and other content between Home Shares.
All you have to do is backup the ITunes folder in Music, then reinstall ITunes after your system is stable. Launch ITunes, then close it and replace the newly created folder with the old one. All your settings and playlists will be there. The music should be on a separate drive or partition always. You may have to right click on the music and locate files manually if the directory has changed. They will be listed as orphans until ITunes sees them. gl
You may have some memory issues. I would suggest upgrading your RAM. RAM decreases during playback of any type of media. If you are listening to music online, I would suggest upgrading your connection speed from your ISP.
Before iTunes 9, there used to be a "iTunes Music" folder that contained all of your music, apps & videos. With the newest version of iTunes, this folder has been changed to "iTunes Media" on new installations. This new folder structure makes much more sense than before, because iTunes is definitely much more than just music now.
However, if you already had iTunes installed before and simply upgraded to the latest version, iTunes will not automatically change the folder structure for you (I guess as to not move an existing user's files around without telling them). You'd have to take a few steps to keep yourself updated.
First, open iTunes, then go to "File > Library > Organize Library". You will be prompted if you want to change to the new iTunes folder structure. However, this will not change your top level folder, "iTunes Music". To do that, leave iTunes running, and simply go to your iTunes Music folder and rename it iTunes Media.
Most of the time this will work fine, because iTunes will detect that there's been a folder change and work accordingly. In case that iTunes didn't catch the folder change, go to "Options > Advanced" and change the location of the iTunes Media library folder manually.
If you can manually uninstall itunes. if you cant google a program to remove itunes. Also if you know how to maneuver throughout your program files, delete the registry for itunes and then proceed witht he install/uninstall.