1001 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2005 1:23 PM by pearly
Remember to deauthorize your PC before you format it
And then follow the directions here about getting the iPod music back into iTunes
okay, i see that. I already have PodUtil on my computer, so are you just saying that once I reformat and then reinstall itunes that I should plug my ipod into my computer and NOT open itunes but open PodUtil and transfer it all back to my computer first?
I want to reinstall itunes and just be able to plug my ipod back in and have it set up like it is now.
I think you want option 2 from this post
Sorry, I don't have advice on PodUtil software, never having used it.
Maybe someone with more experience in that will jump in....good luck!
okay, i think this answers what I need to do:
after reformatting and reinstalling everything, open itunes and then open the preferences. this will keep the computer from seeing the ipod connection when I plug it in, that way if it were in automatic mode it won't clear my ipod to match the freshly installed blank itunes library. then ill have to either copy all of my music onto my computer hard drive, or once i plug it in, be able to switch it to manual.