songs not showing up in itunes from nano

Discussion in 'iPod' started by basil, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hi guys! I'm a 37 yr. old lady. :D I am so naive to this ipod/itunes stuff...but I am learning! ( slowly )

    When I connect my nano to the pc...shouldn't all the songs I downloaded in the nano show up in itunes? It's weird. The nano says 83. It will say 1 of, I assume that means 1 of 83 songs? Well...I know that I downloaded more songs than that...but I can't find them on the nano. :confused:

  2. macrumors 604


    It should be the other way around. Are you copying songs into your nano in disk mode? You need to use iTunes to sync songs with the nano. You can't actually grab songs off the nano into your iTunes library without the use of third party utilities.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
  3. macrumors newbie

    be gentle......what's disk mode? :eek:
  4. macrumors 6502

    OK, if you don't know what Disk Mode is you're probably not using it, so don't worry!

    How many songs do you have in your iTunes?
  5. macrumors newbie

    Over 100.

    Also, I can't find all the songs I thought I put in the nano. The nano shows 1 of 83...or, 2 of 83. I assume that means 1 or 2 of 83 songs?
  6. macrumors 6502

    OK - If you're playing a playlist on your iPod it will say something like "2 of 83" - that would mean 83 songs in that playlist. What happens if you go back to the Songs menu on your iPod (keep pressing 'Menu', until you get an option to go to 'Music', then 'Songs'). Playing that will play through all the songs on your iPod. How many does it say now?
  7. macrumors newbie

    #7's getting worse! I just got done charging it up and now it says 1 of 53!! Am I loosing songs everytime I connect to the pc? I am so confused! I have 1 playlist on the nano.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Open iTunes and open Preferences. Click on 'iPod'. Is your iPod set to "automatically update all songs and playlists" or something else?
  9. macrumors newbie

    I have it set to manually manage songs and playlists.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Try setting it to auto-update everything (or auto-update certain playlists of your choice) and see what difference that makes.

    (I would be more specific but I don't have my own iPod to hand at the moment, and I don't have it set to manually manage songs!)

    [edited to add:] if you've got just over 100 songs in iTunes then there should be no problem in having it automatically update all songs and playlists; since those tunes won't fill the nano!
  11. macrumors newbie

    You've been very patient with me, croshtique. I appreciate it! ;)

    I am going to ask you another silly question...

    Should I have songs listed in iTunes checked or unchecked AFTER the've been updated to the nano?
  12. macrumors 6502

    Just leave them checked; there shouldn't be any need to uncheck them.

    (Unless you have selected the option "Only update checked songs" in iPod preferences... but that usually complicates things too much for me!)

    While you're at it, why not have a look at Apple's iPod 101 guide - it should answer all the obvious and easy questions in simple language :)
  13. macrumors newbie

    Thank you so much, croshtique! You're a sweetheart. Have a great day!:)

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