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491 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2007 11:47 PM by Clotilda
Your question is a little confusing... but, I don't think you can (easily) do what you want. Technically, it is not possible to take the music FROM an iPod and put it ONTO a computer using iTunes. iTunes does that specifically to combat music piracy (so you can't go to your friend's hous and dump all your ipod music onto his PC.) There ARE ways around that but... this list would not condone a thread on circumventing iTunes' security features.
If, however, you just want to re-create your iTunes library, that is easy. You can merely click on your iTunes library, choose "select all" from the Edit menu, and then choose "Delete" if iTunes asks you if you want to delete the actual audio files from your PC, choose no. You just want to clear your iTunes library. NOW, you can simply choose "Add folder to library" and navigate to your specified music directory.
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Thanks for the help, sorry I wasn't clear. I guess the problem is two-fold. I uploaded most of my music to my ipod using my ex-boyfriends computer..so when I got my laptop I had an empty library of my own and a full ipod Not only that but I can't play many of my songs because I bought them under his account because it was easier that way... Then when I set up itunes on my laptop it automatically upgraded my ipod and itunes and all of my songs were skipping...so I thought, well I'll go back to my old version manually..I did that but it couldn't format many of the songs back because of the change in the ipod, so I lost music that way as well. I would love to start from scratch without losing all of my music in my ipod...but this doesn't seem possible. I'm in an itunes nightmare...I blame the ex..but really to buy an ipod without owning your own computer first is stupid...like buying the cart before the horse. I really just want to be rid of my itunes library, files and all, and start over and simply move my music from my pod into a fresh itunes. It's really killing me that apple has made that virtually impossible.HP Pavillion dv6000, Windows XP