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iPod shuffle (1st G) isn't syncing songs with iTunes 11

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I have synced audiobooks successfully from the Shuffle to iTunes (PC). However, I am unable to sync the songs from iTunes onto the Shuffle. When switching the library to the iPod shuffle and then selecting *File* ---> *Devices* ---> *"Sync" Shuffle* iTunes status message says "iPod sync is complete."


There are only 4 songs. There were re-downloaded previously purchased media. When downloading them there was a message to the effect that I would not be able to re-download them on another authorized computer for 90 days. I don't recall it saying "authorized device".


Could it be restricting my ability to sync these to my Shuffle for some reason?


I just started trying to get this long time idle shuffle into my usage patterns and the irony is that I couldn't re-download my audiobooks (iTunes - interestingly - doesn;t offer that feature for audiobooks like they do for music). I tried copying my folders from a backed-up external HD and that didn't magically make the books appear in my iTunes library (no idea why). Fortunately they were still on this Shuffle. I was able to sync those files. NOW I can't get songs - that were available for re-download from iTunes - onto the Shuffle that was my savior for recovering my audiobooks!


As a side note - iTunes has always been a quarky, glitchy program for me and the interface leaves a lot to be desired. FYI - I am current on software updates for the device - Shuffle - and iTunes.


Sometimes Apple products and iTunes can really drive me insane! Isn't the mantra "it just works"!


Thanks in advance for the help:)

iPod shuffle, Windows 7


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