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HT1719 how do i snyc a shuffle that is synced to a different library?

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had to wipe computer and reset, shuffle was synced to old library. do I have to replace the contents with reset of shuffle or can I sync it to the new library? Thanks...

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  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (29,975 points)

    If it's an older model (1st or 2nd gen), it can only be associated with one iTunes library at a time.  If it's the current 4th gen shuffle (or 3rd gen), and it was set to Manually manage music, you should be able to add new content from a different iTunes library.  If it was set up for automatic syncing (to your old iTunes library), you cannot add content from a different iTunes library, without replacing the existing content.

     

    If there are songs that only exist on the shuffle (you don't have a backup), you can first "offload" the songs from the shufffle, add the song to your new iTunes library, and then re-sync your shuffle.

     

    You cannot use iTunes to transfer song files from iPod to computer, except for songs purchased from the iTunes Store.  However, there are third-party methods and utilities that can transfer from iPod to computer.  If you do an Internet search on something like "ipod transfer," you should get some links.

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