For some strange reason, I've been asked by my girlfriend to reload a large amount of music on her brother's I-Pod. Strange because I've used an I-Pod once in my life and have practically no experience with 'em. That being said, I installed the software on my PC (Hoping to switch soon!) and tried to muck my way through the procedure. The problem is that all my music is on an external, portable HD AND I was specifically told not to sync the I-Pod with my library. Total moron that I am, I couldn't get things to work. I couldn't figure out how to get I-Tunes to read/work with my library from the portable HD and didn't have any idea how to move what I needed to on the I-Pod itself. The directions for the I-Pod were not helpful and I haven't had much luck finding any other directions. I get the impression this would be much easier on a Mac and if the music were on the internal drive, but unfortunately I'm not there yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated - or at least a friendly nudge in the right direction. Thank you.