2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2009 1:29 PM by planb77
jammy1958 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am pretty new to this so bear with me. Two of my laptops died that I used to use to add music to my ipod. I decieded to just use my desktop for my ipod since it is "durable".
Unfortunately there was a ton of old "yucky" music on my desktop that ended up on my ipod.
How do I get rid of them?

Lenovo, Windows XP Pro
  • GLNHP Level 3 Level 3 (850 points)
    There are two routes you can take, either remove the songs fro the iPod only, or remove them from the iPod and iTunes.

    In the first instance, uncheck the songs you wish to remove from your iPod, plug in your iPod to syncm make certain that the option to "sync only checked songs and videos" is selected, then sync your iPod.

    In the second instance, you can delete the songs from your iTunes library as well. You will be asked if you want to delete the actual files as well (answer that as you see fit). Once the songs are removed from your iTunes library, you can resync your iPod and they will be removed from there as well.

    If you chose not to delete the files from your PC, they will not re-appear in your iTunes library (unless you add them manually yourself).
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,300 points)
    Hey there,
    There are a few ways to go about this. For once, you could restore the iPod via iTunes to set the iPod back to its original default settings and erase all the music and files from it. Essentially this will allow you to start over and sync what music you wish to the iPod.

    However, if you are just wanting to delete certain songs and albums, I would see this Apple support document for how to remove songs from an iPod.
    [Adding and Deleting Songs and playlists from your iPod|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1855]

    Hope this helps.