1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 22, 2007 5:06 PM by iPod_nano_1_GB
James Mcmullan1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to connect an iPod to your mac, without it syncing? I have had to have my hard drive replaced on my iBook and when I now connect my iPod i am told " that my ipod is synced with another iTunes library. Do you want this ipod to sync with this iTunes library"?
All the songs I had on the old hard drive were lost and I do not want to sync with this new blank library as all the songs would be lost.
I also cannot add any more songs to my ipod. So I appear to be in a Catch 22 situation.
I cannot connect my ipod, I cannot add any more songs. Does anyone have any suggestions?

iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.9), iPod x 2, iShuffle x1
  • iPod_nano_1_GB Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)
    Hi James!

    When you receive that message in iTunes, please make sure to click on "Cancel" when you presented the options.

    Then, click on your iPod's name in the Source List (the Source List is the left panel area of iTunes), and under the "Summary" tab, tick the "Manually manage songs" option for your iPod. Also, go to the “Music” tab, and ensure that the “Sync” option isn’t selected.

    Click the “Apply” button in the bottom-right corner to save your changes.

    Now, after you've successfully saved your iPod's songs, you can transfer your iPod's songs to your computer.

    To do this, you can download a third-party program onto your computer, and use that to transfer your iPod's contents to your computer.

    There are several such programs for OS X, one of which that I've seen recommended a lot, is Senuti.