2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2010 4:59 PM by jcdude70
jcdude70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an external hard drive where I store all my music files and I use this interchangeably between my work and home computer with home being where I synch my iPod. Well, the other day, I was on my work computer with the external drive plugged in and, when I opened iTunes, it prompted me to locate the library. By accident, I linked it to the library for my home computer on the external drive rather than the library on the local drive on my work computer. Now I don't know how to change it back and I fear I may have screwed things up when I got to synch my iPod to my home computer. Help!

Dell, Windows XP
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,860 points)
    Now I don't know how to change it back

    Same way you always do. Hold Shift and launch iTunes then select *Choose library*.
    I was on my work computer with the external drive plugged in and, when I opened iTunes, it prompted me to locate the library. By accident, I linked it to the library for my home computer on the external drive rather than the library on the local drive on my work computer

    So you use an external drive that you link to while at work and home but also have a library on the internal at work?

    If you use the same library on the external for home and work, everything will be thesame (because it is a single library) and you can sync your iPod at home or at work and it will be the same.
  • jcdude70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, thanks so much for telling me how to change libraries - never had to do it so I had no idea!

    Now, I did notice that when I was connected to the home computer library here at work, the number of total songs was considerably less than what are on my iPod. What's weird is that the iPod was last synched to the home library so I can't understand where all those songs went when they're still in the music folders. Any thoughts?