5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2010 2:22 PM by Chris CA
NiceGuyMike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have iTunes 9.0.2.25 running on a Vista notebook. In past versions, I could select individual songs to sync. Now, it appears I can only select by artist, playlist or genre. Sometimes I just want a single song from an album. Any help on how to do this?

Toshiba laptop, Windows Vista
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,375 points)
    If you sync by playlists, then add the song to a playlist and it will sync.

    If you sync by checked songs, then check the song.

    If you manually manage, then drag the song to the ipod in itunes.
  • NiceGuyMike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been trying to sync by checked songs, but it is putting up the whole album, not just the checked songs. I would prefer not to create a several hundred item playlist, nor do I want to manually manage for the same time-consuming reason.
  • NiceGuyMike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I finally figured out what happened. At some point (not sure when), the option to sync checked songs was unchecked on the main sync screen. I rechecked that and reselected "entire music library" and everything was fine.
  • wolfpsycho26 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i have the newest version of iTunes and i have a windows XP...i also had the earlier option of checking the songs and then only those would go onto itunes...i tried to do what you suggested (to go to the syncing menu) but i couldnt find it. so i tried to uncheck the syncing capability and checked it again to see if the options would appear, but they did not.
    could you tell me how you selected the option of only syncing individual songs?
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,075 points)
    I rechecked that and reselected "entire music library" and everything was fine.

    Why? You were asking how to sync only selected items and then stated you found out the box was unchecked.
    I would prefer not to create a several hundred item playlist, nor do I want to manually manage for the same time-consuming reason.

    You are already maintaining a playlist this way exept this playlist is the entire library.

    To me, checking and unchecking items to sync to the iPod is tedious.
    Using playlists is much easier to manage what goes onto your iPod.
    The only time I uncheck things is for items I never or rarely want on the iPod such as old audiobooks and Christmas music.

    Try creating playlist(s) and syncing only those playlists.
    Select the iPod in iTunes. Click the Music tab.
    Tick Sync music and Selected playlists.
    Tick the playlists you want on the iPod.
    Then just add/delete from those playlists and plug in the iPod.

    An easy way to manage the iPod...
    Create a new smart playlist and Match rule;
    Playlist is not iPod playlist (the name of the playlist you have chosen to sync).
    This will show you songs in the library that are not on the iPod. Drag to the playlists you sync to the iPod and it will be remoed from this playlist.