iPod backup and restore question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by olds.cool, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. olds.cool macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    I haven't quite found a good answer yet searching the forums for the question below. I know questions about moving songs off of the ipod have been answered before but i haven't gotten this totally figured out yet...

    I would appreciate any suggestions for accomplishing this task:

    I have an 8gb ipod nano which is full and which I manually manage from a much larger Itunes library. I would like to remove everything from the ipod Temporarily and replace with a long audiobook for an upcoming trip. When I’m done I would like to exactly replace everything I had on the ipod, essentially restoring it to it’s previous state. I would like to do this without having to go back and manually add all the songs I originally manually loaded onto the ipod (which took hours to do). Is there a way to copy or image the ipod onto another drive and then copy it back on like this? Or some other method that’s pretty quick? Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I think it's probably easiest to make a new user account on your Mac and use Senuti to copy everything onto that version of iTunes. Once you're finished with the audio book, resync with the new user account to keep all your music, playlists, play counts and so on. :)
  3. olds.cool thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    Good idea and Thanks!

    much appreciated

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