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ipod / itunes question

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flumperoo Tue 18-Aug-09 11:44:17

What box is it that I need to tick in itunes settings to ensure that my ipod doesn't get cleared of all it's contents when I plug it into my laptop?

I have managed to clear my whole ipod before just by plugging it into a computer and am very keen not to make the same mistake again (it took a loooong to get over it!) smile

TaxiLady Tue 18-Aug-09 11:48:25

something to do with "Automatic Synching"

i loathe ipods and my nano does everything it can to vex me

flumperoo Tue 18-Aug-09 11:51:01

I agree that ipods are a pain grin

I know I need to set my itunes so that my ipod does not synch with my itunes library - or something like that - but I can't find where!

Tidey Tue 18-Aug-09 11:51:37

I think you have to set it to disc use so it doesn't sync every time you plug it in. We have two ipods on the same computer and I didn't want DP's music being automatically added to my ipod, so I think I changed the settings.

Tidey Tue 18-Aug-09 11:54:09

When you plug in your ipod, go to Summary and tick Manually manage music.

flumperoo Tue 18-Aug-09 12:05:49

Oh gawd, it's the plugging in of the ipod that I wary of. Ok, I'll give it a go smile

flumperoo Tue 18-Aug-09 12:53:53

Phew! Did it and all was ok grin Thanks for the replies.

While we're talking about itunes though, can anyone tell me how to get music from a USB disk to itunes so that it can be transferred to an ipod please?

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