Discussion in 'iPod' started by sib2332, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2005
    I have a problem and i'd really appreciate some expert (!) advice.

    I have an IMAC at home which i use to run ITUNES but for personal reasons i've sold this ....

    I will be taking order soon of an ibook G4 but there will be a period of time when i have no computer at all.

    Therefore i need to know how i go about storing my itunes music collection somehwere / somehow safe so that i can tf the library straight on to my applebook.

    If i plug my IPOD in to a brand new ibook will the music automatically tf from the 'pod' or do i need to store somewhere and tf to the hard drive of the new lap top.
    oh and it goes without saying i need to work on a budget...
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    You need third-party software.

    When you sync with iTunes its gonna automatically delete any song thats not on the computer. I recommend the forums at www.ipodlounge.com
  3. macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    You could use the iPod itself as an external hard drive – copy the music files themselves from your Mac onto the iPod and then, when you get your new Mac, copy them into your new Music folder.
  4. macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    yep 3rd party unsupported on macrumors lol or... if you still have your Mac just copy the iTunes file to the ipod via the finder -

    i hope you rememberd to deauterise your iTunes b4 u sell/Sold it
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2005
    IPOd - HELP !!

    Thanks for your help, are you able to explain how i copy itunes to the ipod (and will I still be able to use the ipod in the meantime)

    and i haven;t actually sent the imac off yet, what's with the deauthorise

    pardon my ignorance oh font of all knowledge !

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