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Ipod classic with external hard drive- switching computers

Discussion in 'Archive: Phones & Handheld Devices' started by LiSaHa, Jan 28, 2011.

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    I purchased an 160 gb ipod classic (7th generation) about a month ago. I got a seagate expansion external hard drive to sync it with. I had successfully loaded 1500 songs on my ipod before moving and therefore switching computers. Since I still want to use the external hard drive and keep all of the music that is already on the ipod, when I installed itunes on the new computer, I selected for my ipod to sync with the same external hard drive. I was expecting all my music to be there, but I can't find it on the hard drive anymore. I am concerned that I lost the music from the hard drive, but I know there is a way to fix this since all of the music is still on the ipod itself. When I hook my ipod up to the computer, a message comes up saying how the ipod can only have one music library at a time and asking if I want to erase and sync or to start over with just the songs purchased from the itunes store. Most all of my music collection so far is on CDs and I don't want to lose all of the music I already have on there.

    My questions are: By selecting it to sync with the external hard drive on the new computer, does that mean I accidentally got rid of the music on the external hard drive since the ipod can only sync with one music library at a time? If so, how do I copy the music still on my ipod back on to the external hard drive without losing it on the ipod? And then how would I proceed after that to be able to edit my music library and sync without losing any of the music I already have on the ipod? When I download itunes, how do I get it to sync with the external hard drive without losing the music that is already on that hard drive?

    Any answers or help is very much appreciated!
     
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