1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 26, 2010 5:05 PM by rockmyplimsoul
Gala_Apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I maintain a photo folder on my main PC for syncing with the itouch. However, I'm now traveling with a laptop that doesn't have that folder. I want to add some photos to the itouch, without deleting the old ones.

However, if I sync photo with the laptop, wouldn't it delete all the old albums on the itouch because the laptop doesn't contain any of those old albums?

Syncing with the PC means to add photos on the PC that's not on the itouch, and delete photos that's not on the PC but is on the itouch, right?

ipod touch, Windows XP
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (6,245 points)
    Gala_Apple wrote:
    Syncing with the PC means to add photos on the PC that's not on the itouch, and delete photos that's not on the PC but is on the itouch, right?


    That's correct. In order to do this you'll first need to use 3rd party software that can extract the existing pictures on your Touch to whatever local computer you can connect to. Then you would combine the extracted files with the new pictures that you want to add, then sync your iPod to that new folder of pictures.

    Some caveats:

    1- Make sure that your iPod is not set to auto-sync. If it is, you need to change it to manual sync mode +before doing anything+. If your Touch usually auto-syncs without you intervening, you'll need to prevent the auto-sync by holding the Ctrl and Shift keys on the (Windows) computer as you connect your Touch. You can then select the "Manually manage music and video" option.

    2- Once you have your Touch in manual mode, you can then set the folder that you want to sync pictures from. Note that syncing photos is a separate sync from music, video, and podcasts, so you should not lose any of those items.

    3- Make sure that whatever computer you're connecting to has the same version of iTunes installed.