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Old 11-09-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Need some help please. I just had my computer essentially rebuilt and upgraded. This included replacing my hard drive with a new one that has twice the memory. I had iTunes loaded on my computer with approx 1500 songs.

My PC guy removed everything from my old hard drive and reinstalled it on the new one. My iTunes library and other files are all located in the My Music folder on the hard disk.

I just downloaded iTunes onto the computer.

My question is this... Should I have iTunes reload my music that's on the new hard drive? Or should I connect my iPod to the PC and maybe it will download the music to the hard drive during its synch?

I don't know what I need to do. Help???
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Don't you just love iPods and itunes? Complete garbage. Just about every other MP3 player just connects to any PC and music is simply moved. No library restrictions to one PC like the iPod needs. A total hassle to sync.
I can't believe people buy ipods


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw_oS...eature=related


Can't play WMA either, that is so lame.

iPods are complete overhyped, over marketed junk.

Why iPods Suck - Asymptomatic
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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iPods don't do 2 way sync. If you connect your iPod full of music to your new iTunes with nothing in it, it'll want to wipe out your iPod. When setting up iTunes, I like to have iTunes copy imported song to the iTunes folder and have iTunes manage the songs in that folder. Run iTunes, click file..add folder the library, and point it to wherever your 1500 songs are saved on the old disk. iTunes will then copy them to your current iTunes music folder. Once you've verified that everything is in that folder and your library is complete, you can discard the old files and sync your iPod.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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That was great info! Thanks for the help. I have all of my songs back and the iPod has synched successfully.
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