1036 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2009 6:11 AM by applegenius18
Welcome to Apple Discussions,
You cannot synch with two different accounts/libraries and that is essentially what you are trying to do by keeping the music already downloaded onto the Touch.
You could try "Manually managing music and video" to transfer music by "drag and drop" from your library but this in my opinion would be a short term fix, ultimately leading to problems. Eventually you will lose the pre-installed tracks.
Better you obtain the tracks in some other media (CD/DVD) and put them in your own library, then be able to synch normally.
Thanks for your reply! I did try last night to manually synch the ipod touch so that I could transfer some of the music in my itunes library to the new ipod but this didn't work. I kind of gathered that it wasn't possible to have two ipods under one itunes library but am unsure as to what the best thing to do is because I don't want to lose the music that has been put onto the touch for me. I just wanted to add my own stuff to it. Will I have to delete my existing itunes library that I have set up for my old ipod???
DO NOT DELETE YOUR OLD LIBRARY!
No point in doing that, you will lose all your music!
You can synch two iPods with one library (lots of people do this) but not one iPod with two libraries (at least not conveniently).
The best way to proceed is get copies of the music your boyfriend gave to you and import it into your library, then you will have everything in one place and synching will be easy.
If the music from your boyfriend is from CD or standard Mp3 files then get him to give you a copy to load into you iTunes. If the tracks have been purchased from iTunes using his account then unfortunately you cannot legitimately share them.