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Question: Resoring music to iPod that has been restored to factory settings

iTunes has been reporting that my iPod Classic is corrupted and that I need to restore it, which I've done.


The music (virtually all of it ripped from CDs, not downloads) has been wiped of course.


Because the iTunes library on my Mac is huge, I keep only a portion of it on my iPod. Is there any way to now return that same selection of music to the iPod?


(I have a Time Machine backup running, if that helps).

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Nov 16, 2017 4:57 AM in response to Gfoxcroft In response to Gfoxcroft

If you were manually managing the iPod then there is no record of which tracks you decided to put on it. You'll have to chose what to put on it from scratch. If you were syncing with selected playlists then you simply need to select those lists to sync with again. You can probably guess why I recommend syncing with selected playlists over manual management.


tt2

Nov 16, 2017 4:57 AM

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Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM in response to turingtest2 In response to turingtest2

Thanks for this - probelm is, I can't remember which playlists were synced!


(Realise this isn't the end of the world - no actual music is lost, but I had a particular reason for syncing that particular set of playlists).

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM

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Nov 16, 2017 5:14 AM in response to Gfoxcroft In response to Gfoxcroft

Perhaps it will come back to you if you look through the lists in turn. Another useful trick is to make a playlist folder for each device. You can easily check the overall size of the folder isn't too big before trying to sync it, and if you name it after the device it will be obvious which list is supposed to be synced after a restore.


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Nov 16, 2017 5:14 AM

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