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Rubyslipperlove
Jun 9, 2007, 10:34 PM
OK, I really need some help here, and I'm not very technical.

can someone give me step by step help on this? that is, assuming I can do what I plan on.

my daughter has about 350 songs on her nano that are not on my hard drive. she'd like some of the music I've got on my hard drive downlaoded to her iPod. is there a way to download from my computer to her nano without deleting what's already there?

and is there a way to upload those 350 songs from her iPod to iTunes?



Scarlet Fever
Jun 9, 2007, 10:39 PM
her ipod is set to sync with the library one one computer. To change this, she has to erase her iPod and put all the music back on, but check the box saying Manually Manage Music or something similar.

Assuming you have a Mac, you can use a program like iPodRip (http://www.thelittleappfactory.com/application.php?app=iPodRip) to get music from the iPod to the computer :)

EricNau
Jun 9, 2007, 10:42 PM
is there a way to download from my computer to her nano without deleting what's already there?
Basically, no. An iPod will only sync with one iTunes library at a time. You'll need to consolidate all of the songs you want into one iTunes library on one computer.

and is there a way to upload those 350 songs from her iPod to iTunes?
There are 3rd party programs that will allow you to do this.

We have a guide here at MacRumors, Recovering Songs from an iPod (http://guides.macrumors.com/Recovering_Songs_from_an_iPod), that has software suggestions near the bottom. Then, just follow the instructions for that program.

Rubyslipperlove
Jun 9, 2007, 10:43 PM
I don't have a mac, and I use windows. any alternate program I could use?

shipdestroyer
Jun 9, 2007, 10:48 PM
Winamp can probably do this. You may need to get the ml_ipod plugin, but I think it comes with iPod support now.

EricNau
Jun 9, 2007, 10:49 PM
I don't have a mac, and I use windows. any alternate program I could use?
Did you read the guide?

It lists software for both Mac and Windows. :)

Rubyslipperlove
Jun 10, 2007, 10:59 PM
I'm a real newbie at this, but I think I get it...

EricNau
Jun 10, 2007, 11:02 PM
I'm a real newbie at this, but I think I get it...
If you have anymore questions, just let us know.

Good luck! :)

dextertangocci
Jun 11, 2007, 09:09 AM
I found this on Popular Mechanics: