6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2007 5:37 PM by reichert
chewtoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
my daughter has an ipod and i just bought one. When i connect my ipod to the computer it starts downloading all of her songs to my ipod. How do i prevent this from happening?

  Windows XP  

Windows XP
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
    See these articles about using more than one iPod on one computer, and with either one or more iTunes libraries.

    Multiple iPod installations.

    How to use multiple iPods with one computer.

    If you have the latest iTunes, an easy way to create a new library is to hold down the 'alt' key whilst opening iTunes (for Macs), or hold down the 'shift' key (for Windows).

    This will give you the option of either using the current iTunes library or creating a new one.

    There are various methods of transferring different songs to different iPods with a single iTunes library.

    One is to manage the songs manually.

    With this setting, you can drag and drop songs/playlists etc onto the iPod from iTunes, and also delete and/or edit songs which are currently on the iPod without affecting the iTunes library.

    If you wish to keep the convenience of automatic sync, then you could set the iPods to sync with "selected playlists". This setting can be found in the iPod summary screen under the 'music' tab. With this setting, different playlists can be transferred and later deleted from each iPod without affecting any playlists stored in iTunes or the playlists on the other iPods.

    Also, on the 'summary' main page you will see the option to "only sync checked items". With this setting selected, if you remove the check marks from any songs in iTunes, they will not be transferred to the iPod. You can restore the check mark if you want to put the songs back on the iPod at a later date.

    Be aware that when playing songs in iTunes, any songs that do not have a check mark against them will be skipped over and will not be played.
  • laptopman Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    you can plug the ipod into your computer click on it then click on music. click manually manage music and you drag the songs you want to your ipod. if you want to delete songs of your ipod when you are manually managing it you click music in your ipod section not your library and press delete

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  • travel_ette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Create a separate library.


    Hope I was of some help!
  • bountyan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Manually manage music?
  • travel_ette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    only thing about manage music manually is what if there are a hundred songs to each iPod? it would be real monotonous to uncheck all the songs that exist on yore library. Best bet--make a new library.
  • reichert Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I had a similar issue and what I did was create another user on the computer. Go into Control Panel and add another user. Once this is done, both people will have seperate log-ins and both people will have seperate iTunes libraries.