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Old Jan 5, 2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Ipod shuffle question

I have an old ipod shuffle, not sure of the model. I synched it with a laptop that I gave to my parents. I want to add songs to the shuffle using my new laptop but get prompted that I have to erase and re-add all of the files all over again. Isn't there an easier way to perform such a basic task?
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Old Jan 5, 2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Turn on "Manually Manage Music" mode by checking the box on your iPod's summary screen in iTunes.
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Old Jan 6, 2012, 01:57 AM   #3
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I don't have that option. I don't have a summary screen, only "Settings" and "Contents". I have the latest version of itunes and version 1.04 of the shuffle software.

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Old Jan 6, 2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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Google "How to put iPod Shuffle into manually manage music mode". Remember always ask Google first.
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From what I gather the 3rd gen shuffle has the "manually manage music" feature, not the 2nd gen which I have.
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Old Jan 9, 2012, 12:41 AM   #6
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I'd use some sort of third party iPod manager to extract the songs on it first, then resync with the new computer, using the old songs and new songs in iTunes
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Old Jan 9, 2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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Must be a 2nd gen or earlier, you'll need to use something like sharepod to extract the songs then add to itunes and resync it.
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Old Jan 9, 2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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I'd try sharepod.
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