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    I have an Ipod Nano, 5th Generation..but my sister keeps messing up with the playlist....by connecting to her computer.....
    is there a way to "lock" my playlist, to prevent changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myipodz80 View Post
    I have an Ipod Nano, 5th Generation..but my sister keeps messing up with the playlist....by connecting to her computer.....
    is there a way to "lock" my playlist, to prevent changes.
    Yes. Keep it under lock and key. As illustrated by the KISS principle, simplicity almost always works.
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    Oh Thank you! Really helpful.

    You know what, just to be safe, I also got a new laptop and I want to move my itunes music over to the new computer. what is the easiest way to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myipodz80 View Post
    Oh Thank you! Really helpful.

    You know what, just to be safe, I also got a new laptop and I want to move my itunes music over to the new computer. what is the easiest way to do that?
    You will have to copy the songs to the new laptop via pen drive or an external HDD. Unfortunately we cannot copy from iPod directly, a point that irks me no end. After that you will have to (re)create the iTunes library.

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    I didnt know there was such a feature. Because in my home two people have an ipod and we use different computers for itunes thinking it will mess up the playlist.

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    There are software such as CopyTrans which allow copying the iPod Library to PC (exact reverse of iTunes).
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    How different is it from itunes, any better or worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    How different is it from itunes, any better or worse?
    iTune and CopyTrans are completely opposite to each other and they are not competing products. iTunes is used to transfer music/video from your PC or iTunes Store to the iPod/iPad/iPhone. Apple's restrictive technology does not allow you to transfer music/video from iPod/iPad/iPhone to PC. All other devices such as MS-Zune, Creative Zen, etc. allow this but Apple has decided to be holier than thou. So if by some misfortune, you loose the library on your PC (say by HDD crash), your poor iPod is now an orphan. It will continue to hold the existing music/video but you can't connect it to a new computer because iTunes will wipe out the iPod/iPad/iPhone contents as soon as it is synced. So in effect, you can't transfer new music/video to the device.

    Copytrans allows to do the reverse, i.e., copy iPod/iPad/iPhone contents to PC.
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    Ok get it! I have another question with my ipod whenever I wanted to add a song onto the ipod it was never easy, it used to sync the ipod and sometimes all the music on the ipod used to be wiped out. The music which I had on my ipod I no longer have on my computer (J4K - same incident happened to me which ou have mentioned in your post), so when adding more music to my ipod from another computer would that wipe out the old music in my ipod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Ok get it! I have another question with my ipod whenever I wanted to add a song onto the ipod it was never easy, it used to sync the ipod and sometimes all the music on the ipod used to be wiped out. The music which I had on my ipod I no longer have on my computer (J4K - same incident happened to me which ou have mentioned in your post), so when adding more music to my ipod from another computer would that wipe out the old music in my ipod?
    An iPod (and for that matter iPhone, iPad) can be synced with one and only one iTunes library account - even on the same PC. It is quite possible that the same PC may be used by different people in the home - for instance, my home desktop has 3 accounts - mine, my son and my wife. I have my iPod Nano synced to my library of iTunes songs on this desktop. My son has another ipod classic which is synced to his library with his account. A cross-connection and sync will wipe out either libraries and create a new library of the other's. So to answer your question - yes, syncing your iPod with another computer will wipe out present contents.

    The only way is to backup the library from time to time to avoid this.
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