2 computers, 1 iPod, want to sync between them

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mikeypizano, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Pittston PA
    Ok so I have 2 PCs and I want to sync my 80gb iPod between them. WHat i mean is my laptop is my main library, so I want to sync the iPod to it, then to the desktop, and make it so both are up to date, then when I go back to laptop, I do it in reverse.

    I want to sync ratings AND music added on either. Network is not an option, the desktop is on a secondary router.
  2. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    You mean you want to merge the two libraries? Simplest way would be to copy the files from one to the other, using something like a flash drive or other movable storage media. Using an iPod to sync the two libraries isn't going to work, because (1) an iPod can sync to only one library at a time, and (2) iTunes won't let you copy music off the iPod onto a computer. While there are 3rd party programs to do that, that's only worth the hassle if the only copy of the music is on your iPod.

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