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Two Itunes accounts on one computer?

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zoe_boothby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 20, 2008 4:50 AM
Hi,

I am looking to get my mum an ipod shuffle for Christmas, I already ave an ipod nano 2nd gen, with my itunes on the computer, is it possible to set an account up for my mum on the same computer for an ipod shuffle?
Windows XP
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Oct 20, 2008 5:09 AM (in response to zoe_boothby)
    There are a few ways you could do this. You can have multiple libraries in a single account. To create or access a second (or more) library, hold down the Shift key in Windows when launching iTunes. In the resulting dialogue you will get the option to create a new library or navigate to the other Library.

    Note: You can only have one Library open at a time and iTunes will default to the last library opened if you don't use the keyboard command to choose one. This can prove tricky when using multiple iPods, if you don't use the keyboard command you can risk syncing to the wrong library: Using multiple iTunes libraries -Windows

    Another option is to create a separate Windows User account for each person on your PC. Different accounts by definition would give you completely separate libraries. Each account has it's own iTunes folder, Library and iTunes Music folder and you load it with CDs etc just as you did with your original one. The iPod can be set to update however the owner chooses, sync all, manual or sync specific playlists

    I don't use Windows so I can't give you a step by step on that one, however I can point you to another web page which should help you out. You can read about Windows user accounts here:
    Using Windows XP User Accounts

    Another way would be to create a playlist especially for your Mum's shuffle within your own library and set the shuffle to autofill from there instead of a separate library: Adding songs to iPod shuffle - Windows
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Oct 20, 2008 8:08 AM (in response to zoe_boothby)
    If she already has her own Windows user account you are ready to go. You just need to open up iTunes in that account and load it up with music. After that connect the new iPod shuffle and follow the on screen instructions to register and name it. You can have it autofilled from the new library or you can drag songs to it manually or have a combination of both.
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
  • auburngirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2008 4:08 PM (in response to Zevoneer)
    Will this also work with an Iphone? I have an Iphone and my husband has a ITouch. My itunes account was set up on another PC which no longer works. I need to use his PC to loggin to Itunes but he says this is not possible because his PC will recognize his itunes account and mess it up. Is there a way to have 2 Itunes accounts set up on one PC?

    Thank you so much!
    Thinkpad X60, Windows XP
  • Zeldon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2009 2:34 AM (in response to auburngirl)
    Does anyone know how I can have two iTunes accounts on one MacBook (instead of Windows?). My Mac just crashed and it will take weeks to fix...I can't live without my podcasts. I have access to another Mac but it already has an iTunes account on it...I don't want to link to that account. I want to set up another account and connect to that one.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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