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Old Mar 6th 2006, 1:21 pm
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My iPod was registered to my desktop in the UK, and when I moved away I gave the desktop to my Gran and just figured I would be able to register it on my laptop when I got to the other end and was a bit less busy. Now I'm here but when I try to register it iTunes want's to delete all the existing songs (about 300!) and replace it with the one which is on the iTunes on the computer. Does anyone know how I can register my iPod and put all the songs from the iPod on my iTunes without losing everything from the iPod?

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Old Mar 6th 2006, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by suzimc
My iPod was registered to my desktop in the UK, and when I moved away I gave the desktop to my Gran and just figured I would be able to register it on my laptop when I got to the other end and was a bit less busy. Now I'm here but when I try to register it iTunes want's to delete all the existing songs (about 300!) and replace it with the one which is on the iTunes on the computer. Does anyone know how I can register my iPod and put all the songs from the iPod on my iTunes without losing everything from the iPod?

Any help gratefully received!
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Try 'Authorize' from the advanced menu in iTunes.
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Old Mar 6th 2006, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by suzimc
My iPod was registered to my desktop in the UK, and when I moved away I gave the desktop to my Gran and just figured I would be able to register it on my laptop when I got to the other end and was a bit less busy. Now I'm here but when I try to register it iTunes want's to delete all the existing songs (about 300!) and replace it with the one which is on the iTunes on the computer. Does anyone know how I can register my iPod and put all the songs from the iPod on my iTunes without losing everything from the iPod?

Any help gratefully received!
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Also, if it's authorized, you can check that all music you've bought from iTunes is on your PC by choosing 'Check for purchases' from the advanced menu.
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Old Mar 6th 2006, 1:27 pm
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Also, if it's authorized, you can check that all music you've bought from iTunes is on your PC by choosing 'Check for purchases' from the advanced menu.
Cheers, I'll give it a go
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Originally Posted by suzimc
Cheers, I'll give it a go
Alternatively, when itunes asks if you want to link it with a different library ( ie the one on ur new laptop ) say no. Then, set the ipod to disk mode and copy the tunes acros from your ipod to the laptop. Disconnect and reconnect and when asked again say yes, the ipod witll then sync and you will have everything matched.

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The default setting always imports the current library to your ipod - you can disable this from the settings so you update manually - i use three ipods off our computer and also use my work computer - doing in manually makes this easier!!!
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Originally Posted by Tangram
Alternatively, when itunes asks if you want to link it with a different library ( ie the one on ur new laptop ) say no. Then, set the ipod to disk mode and copy the tunes acros from your ipod to the laptop. Disconnect and reconnect and when asked again say yes, the ipod witll then sync and you will have everything matched.

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Oh yes, same thing happened to me when I made a trip home and connected mine to my parents PC.

Should have thought of that.
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Originally Posted by Tangram
Alternatively, when itunes asks if you want to link it with a different library ( ie the one on ur new laptop ) say no. Then, set the ipod to disk mode and copy the tunes acros from your ipod to the laptop. Disconnect and reconnect and when asked again say yes, the ipod witll then sync and you will have everything matched.

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I'm just trying this now, but I'm not sure how to set the iPod to disk mode...
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Originally Posted by suzimc
I'm just trying this now, but I'm not sure how to set the iPod to disk mode...
I believe you can do it from Edit->Preferences, on the iPod tab; but you have to connect the iPod first (that's why I can't see mine).
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
I believe you can do it from Edit->Preferences, on the iPod tab; but you have to connect the iPod first (that's why I can't see mine).

off the top of my head i think you can go into start > programs > ipod > ipod manager? <- i think

and just check the icon

also for the original problem, you just need to stop it synching on connection, this can be changed in preferences
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Originally Posted by d4vid
off the top of my head i think you can go into start > programs > ipod > ipod manager? <- i think

and just check the icon

also for the original problem, you just need to stop it synching on connection, this can be changed in preferences
It's not synching on connection, so the iPod isn't being overwritten by iTunes, but I want to copy what is already on the iPod onto iTunes as I will be using this one from now on.

Still not managing to do this I think I am being a bit of a girl with the computer today!
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Originally Posted by suzimc
It's not synching on connection, so the iPod isn't being overwritten by iTunes, but I want to copy what is already on the iPod onto iTunes as I will be using this one from now on.

Still not managing to do this I think I am being a bit of a girl with the computer today!

you can populate itunes with what is on your ipod for listening purposes (by clicking on the ipod itself in itunes) but you cant actually transfer what is on your ipod to your drive without some thrid party software
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you can populate itunes with what is on your ipod for listening purposes (by clicking on the ipod itself in itunes) but you cant actually transfer what is on your ipod to your drive without some thrid party software

Agreed - i have had that problem before too! Pain in the ass!

Now i havent tried this but it might work - copy the files off your ipod through explorer and then reimport them from your harddrive?
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Agreed - i have had that problem before too! Pain in the ass!

Now i havent tried this but it might work - copy the files off your ipod through explorer and then reimport them from your harddrive?
What a nightmare, Apple aren't my favourite people right now, talk about making something that could be so simple very complicated.
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Originally Posted by suzimc
What a nightmare, Apple aren't my favourite people right now, talk about making something that could be so simple very complicated.
I guess its to stop you giving music from your Ipod to other people - an old IRiver I had wouldn't let me copy anything off it that was .mp3 - its all about copyrights I think.

When I moved from one computer to another I copied all the files over via an external hard drive. If you have bought all your music via Itunes then you should be able to download them all again - otherwise there may be software out there that can do it with but doubt Itunes will help you
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