To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. How do I sync my ipod without losing all my other music on my ipod classic? Also can I delete songs from itunes, without losing them on my ipod? Posted on Aug 27, AM. Page content loaded. Aug 29, AM in response to xcmmx In response to xcmmx This can be done by setting the iPod to sync manually, as detailed in the following article. Not only will this allow you to add and remove media at will, you can also rest assured that deleting content from your computer will in no way affect the media stored on the iPod. Using iPhone, iPad, or iPod with multiple computers.
If your computer has crashed, if you've purchased a new computer or if you're plugging your iPod into your friend's computer, when you sync your iPod, you risk losing all your music. However, by letting the computer know that the music on the iPod should transfer to the computer, you preserve your music, which can ameliorate the pain of your computer crash or make it easier to set up a new computer. Plug the iPod into the provided USB cable and connect it with your computer. Click the icon for your iPod located on the left side of iTunes. If your computer displays an error message asking you to reformat your iPod, your iPod won't work in Windows as it is formatted for Mac computers; you may still transfer the music, but you will need to download a third-party application to do so.
This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Synchronizing an iPod to iTunes automatically erases and adds music files to and from your device.
Your iPod comes in handy when you want to share song ideas for a business presentation or you'd like to play music at a company party. When you connect your iPod to a computer, iTunes asks if you want to sync the device to that computer and the music library on it. If you try to sync your iPod with iTunes on a different computer, iTunes will delete your music. By backing up your music before syncing, you can prevent iTunes from deleting it. Click the "Start" button and type "folder options" in the search bar. Click "Folder Options" from the resulting search results. Click on the "View" tab, and then click "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" under Advanced Settings. Click "OK. Click the iPod's icon on the left side of the window.