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How do you consolidate different music from two different devices?

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Mar 17, 2013 11:46 PM

I just found an old iPod I thought I lost back in 2005.  It contains 35G of music, a lot of which I then purchased, that I don't have on in my current library.


I plugged in this old iPod and as expected it began syncing, uploading and matching (to iTunes Match).  And yet when I went to check in the music folder associated with my main library, I do not see any any of my reunited music.


What is the proper way to go about consolidating the music from my old iPod with my current library I have worked hard building back up?  I would have just done a SELECT ALL and copy/paste the music from the old iPod to my library but there are TONS of duplicates and I didn't want to risk having an overinflated library bloated full of dupes.  If I have iTunes to automatically manage my music, will it recognize the dupes and not copy them in?


I would also like to use this iPod as an external drive after I've finished this process.  At what point may I safely assume my library to be consolidated so that I may format my iPod and use it for other purposes?


Thanks very much for any information/advice you can provide.


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