4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2008 11:24 AM by Damon M.
RK Conner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've got over 2,000 mp3's converted from my CD library -- sync'd to my iPhone from my home iTunes library.

I Purchased 2 new albums from iTunes on my work PC, and iTunes wants to ERASE all my mp3s to "sync" my new purchases to my iPhone?

Umm...no thanks...it took hours to sync my mp3s!

Is the only answer to copy all my purchased .m4ps from work to my home iTunes library via some external usb/flash drive??

Pretty **** annoying -- I'm seriously doubting ever purchasing from iTunes ever again!
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    iTunes content can be transferred to an iPhone from a single iTunes library only - and the same for photos transferred to the iPhone.

    Are you unable to purchase from the iTunes store with your home PC?

    Personally, I'm not interested in purchasing anything from the iTunes store with a computer that I don't own. I want all my iTunes content - purchases and music imported from a music CD in a single library.
  • RK Conner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Actually, it was the reverse -- I had my mp3 collection on my work laptop and added them all to iTunes and synced them at work. Then at home I bought a couple albums. Same result though - I have to go out of my way to either copy my entire mp3 library onto this home PC, or migrate my purchased .m4ps to my work laptop.
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (28,810 points)
    Yes, you can sync the iPhone (or any iPod) to only one iTunes library. You could also copy your purchases to the work computer, however; easier than the other way around. After copying them play one of them on your work computer, to force that computer to be authorized. You will be prompted for the account info they were purchased with.
  • Damon M. Level 4 Level 4 (3,695 points)
    If you are interested in combining your itunes library to one computer, this article from that apple support website might help out.