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Dec 6, 2006 2:22 PM
Hi All...

I recently ran out of room on my IPod. I decided rather than putting all my albums on the IPod I would just select the songs I like in ITunes then choose the sync only selected songs option for my IPod. This worked great, after several days of going through my music I finally had reduced my music on my IPod to about 7 GB.
Sounds good so far dosn't it? Well... I was working on my library today and had a few things on my desk and I guess they were on the keyboard too. It would appear I ended up having all the keys pressed for an unselect all. Yup, I cleared all my hard work.
Now I have an IPod with all the songs I want on it and the original extensive library on my computer that has no selected songs on it... is there any easy way of fixing this or do I have to go back and select each song individually again? (uhg!!)

Thanx in advance for any help

Storm

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 3:16 PM (in response to Storm_58)
    I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean that the tracks are in iTunes but just not checkmarked? If that is indeed what you mean, just re-checkmark the tracks by control-clicking on any checkbox.
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 3:46 PM (in response to Storm_58)
    Create a new Playlist and add or delete from it.
    Then sync only this playlist.
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 3:54 PM (in response to Storm_58)
    I'll have to get back on this later tonight.
    I have an idea but I don't have my iPod or iTunes with me.
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  • samdogmom Level 4 Level 4 (1,705 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 3:59 PM (in response to Storm_58)
    I'm not sure you can copy your iPod "playlist" back to iTunes--But you can print a copy of all of the songs on your iPod. With the printed list, you can quickly go through your library and pull the appropriate songs onto an "iPod Playlist".

    To do this, plug your iPod into your computer. Select the screen view that shows all of the songs loaded on your iPod. Then go to File on the top line of iTunes, select "print". When the box opens, select "Song Listing"--you'll get a list of all songs (song/length/artist/album) on your device. To quickly find these songs in your library--it might help to make sure the playlist is organized alphabetically by song title. Before you print the song list, click on the song title column so they are alphabetized.

    Once you have this list--click on the song title column in iTunes and go through the list and pull the songs into your new iPod playlist.
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 4:10 PM (in response to samdogmom)
    I'm not sure you can copy your iPod "playlist" back to iTunes
    Doesn't look as if the songs are in a playlist. If they were, it would be very simple.

    Yes, it's "easy" but she has 7GB of songs and doesn't want to go one by one.
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  • samdogmom Level 4 Level 4 (1,705 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 4:21 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    Chris CA--I never said they were in a playlist. If you look at my post you'll see that I put playlist in quotes. I'm not sure what your problem with me is but you seem to follow me around these forums and then try to belittle everything I say. I understand the questioner has 7 gbs of music. But, for lack of a quick way to re-select the appropriate songs--it's probably best to just work off of a list of songs on the iPod. If things are arranged alphabetically it shouldn't take too long to pull all of this music back into a playlist. What is the alternative at this point?
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 6:43 PM (in response to samdogmom)
    I'm not following you around. I see a post that needs help, I reply.
    If someone posts incorrect info, I will try to point that out so the OP does not get bad info and so the person who puts up wrong info, knows.

    Can't actually know what everyone means when they post.
    A playlist is a playlist, in quotes or not.

    No offense (or stalking) intended.
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  • samdogmom Level 4 Level 4 (1,705 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 6:58 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    Whatever!...I find that your tone is generally offensive-just so you know.

    And, I'd like to add that you were going to help this "OP" recover non-existent playlists, too. No one pointed out your "mis-interpretation". Unfortunately, you think it's your duty to point out the "mistakes" of other posters. You better make sure you're not living in a glass house if this is your mission!
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Dec 6, 2006 7:14 PM (in response to samdogmom)
    Lighten up.
    Don't post bad or incorrect info.
    If you don't like my tone, oh well. Don't read my posts.
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