iTunes enabled on 2 computers 1 goes crash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tbear1, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. tbear1 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2007
    I have my itunes enabled on two computers a desktop and laptop. My desktop computer is fine, but it did not have all of the music that the laptop had. The laptop HD failed. My iPod does have the music and playlists. I have only used the iPod with the laptop which had the hard drive failure.

    I did a search and it appears that I can purchase software to move music from the ipod to computer. But is this necessary? Can I hook up my iPod and sync the music and playlists? Will that delete the music on the iPod that is not on my desktop?

    I did set up an external hard drive and have backed up my computer. Hard way to learn a lesson...
  2. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    Syncing music between iTunes and any iPod only puts music on the iPod from the computer, so yes you will lose the extra music on your iPod if you do this (Apple set it up this way to not facilitate music 'sharing'). You need third-party software to extract the music from your iPod. There's lots of it out there, though. Try searching Version Tracker.

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