1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 3, 2007 11:31 AM by Zevoneer
oli atkinson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi
My ipod nano is set up to sync with my laptop. I am now at my parents house and want to sync it with their computer- is there a download that allows you to sync with more than one computer? PLus is there also a way to allow you to transfer music from one computer to another via your ipod?

Windows 2000
  • 1. Re: Sync with another computer
    Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
    "Is there a download that allows you to sync with more than one computer"

    You can't sync from more than one library, if you want to use your iPod on multiple computers you need to change the update preference in the iPod Summary tab to "Manually manage music and videos" and click Apply.
    Using iPod with Multiple computers
    Managing content manually on iPod

    You can also use a keyboard command to prevent your iPod auto-syncing with iTunes. While connecting the iPod to the computer on Windows with iTunes 7 installed hold down the Control and Alt keys (or Shift + Ctrl keys in older versions). This will stop the iPod from auto-syncing with iTunes and the iPod will appear in the source list. Wait until you are sure the iPod has mounted, and that it will not auto sync and then you can let the keys go. This may take between 20 to 30 seconds depending on your computer: iTunes 7 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

    "is there also a way to allow you to transfer music from one computer to another via your ipod? "

    Yes one way is through iTunes, if you have any iTMS purchases the transfer of purchased content from the iPod to authorised computers has been introduced with iTunes 7. A paragraph on it has been added to this article: Transfer iTunes Store purchases using iPod

    The transfer of non iTMS content such as songs imported from CD is designed by default to be one way from iTunes to iPod. However there are a number of third party utilities that you can use to retrieve the music files and playlists from your iPod, this is just a selection. Have a look at the web pages and documentation for these, they are generally quite straightforward. You can read reviews of some of them here: Wired News - Rescue Your Stranded Tunes

    YamiPod Mac and Windows Versions
    iGadget Windows Only
    iPod Access Mac and Windows Versions
    PodUtil Mac and Windows Versions
    iPodCopy Mac and Windows Versions
    PodPlayer Windows Only
    CopyPod Windows Only