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Our IPod icon does not show up in I-tunes

Hi, We just got an Ipod Nano (the latest one) for Christmas and when we first got it out of the box we were able to download music from our computer to the I-Pod. We did it with I-tunes and I remember seeing something that indicated that the I-Pod was being recognized by the I-tunes website. No problems downloading to the I-Pod. But now I'm trying to add some music and the I-Pod is not being recognized. The new songs are in my library (under I-tunes) and they are already paid for. I have Windows Vista. The little white USB cord is not having a problem with charging the I-Pod, but nothing on the computer indicates that the I-Pod is recognized. When I am in the library, I click on DEVICES, and I can see a word that says sync, but sync is not in bold, another words I can't click on it. Any advice? I already turned my computer off and on again, and also took out the USB and put it back in as well. I went to the website and read the manual but there is so much there and I don't see how to do any of the instructions if the I-pod is not recognized. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 22, 2014 - 7 answers

One Music Library to Rule Them All

I currently use approximately four+ computers with all major OS'es (Mac, Windows, Linux-Ubuntu) between work and home. Plus an Ipod Classic for portable music listening. Problem is keeping my music library up to date on all machines, or synced together. If I create a playlist, or change ratings, genre, etc. the results also aren't propagated to the other machines. On Windows and Mac I've been using Itunes but I'm not necessarily tied to it, but it does work on 2 of the 3 OS'es. Any suggestions? There are some previous similar questions, but all look several years old.
posted by aarondesk on Dec 3, 2013 - 8 answers

moving an iPod to a different user on a Macbook... hope me?

iDeviceFilter: I'm hoping to move my son's iPod syncing from the admin user on a Macbook to his own user on the same computer, so that his syncing is then done separately in his user's iTunes. Can you walk me through this to abate my fear of cancelling-by-misunderstood-sync, please?
posted by progosk on Dec 1, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I sync a never-synced iPad to iTunes without any data loss?

I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 answers

I'm an iPod newb and I need help.

I'm a complete iPod newb and I need help. [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jul 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Syncing betwixt 2 machines, same data? Possible

Using iPhone/iPad between two computers with roughly the same data. Is this possible? More inside: [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Oct 14, 2011 - 9 answers

How do you manage your music library?

How do you manage your music library? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Apr 12, 2011 - 20 answers

Why does Jesus not want me to watch iTunes U videos on my iPad?

Why can't I watch iTunes U videos on my iPad? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 2, 2011 - 19 answers

Whatcha doin' there iPod?

What is an iPod doing when it's syncing in these non-transferring instances? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Dec 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Why won't this app sync to my iPod?

I downloaded "bit.trip beat" for my iPod Touch through the iTunes store on my MacBook, but it won't sync. [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Sep 30, 2010 - 4 answers

How to fix my iTunes to iPod Touch calendar sync?

iTunes broke my calendar. I can no longer sync Outlook to my iPod Touch because "sync server failed to sync." I can't find an answer to this on iTunes help although I do see that others have had this problem. Any suggestions? I've always done this over a USB cable. Nothing has changed except the calendar won't sync anymore. My iTunes software is up to date. I think Notes and Contacts are syncing -- though I just realized I haven't really tested that. I don't sync music in this operation, I do that from a different machine with different settings.
posted by Sia Stewart on Aug 25, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm hungry. RSS feed me.

What's the best application for syncing RSS feeds between a Mac and an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by divisjm on Aug 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Two people. An iPod Touch and iPhone. One Macbook Pro. Sync issues.

Two people. An iPod Touch and an iPhone. One Macbook Pro. How can I sync the Notes (as in...notes written in the Notes application) from the Touch to the Macbook Pro without confusing iTunes into syncing everything else to the wrong device? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Aug 8, 2010 - 9 answers

is my ipod possessed?

is my ipod possessed? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Quick sync for my ipod touch

How do I quickly sync all the application data on my iPod touch? Currently, I have to open every single app, wait for it to finish downloading content and then move onto the next app. As I find more and more cool apps, this is taking longer. Is there a way (possibly by hooking it up to my computer) to issue one command and have every application of mine download new data off the web for offline reading? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Apr 17, 2010 - 3 answers

My iPod Classic won't synch properly

iPod syncing weirdness. [more inside]
posted by Stonewall Jackson on Dec 1, 2009 - 2 answers

How to get my iPod to sync in the order I want.

I can't figure out how to get my ipod to sync an audiobook playlist, a podcast playlist and then fill up with music from another playlist. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Nov 30, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I keep iTunes from deleting old podcasts?

How do I keep iTunes from deleting old podcasts? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Jun 24, 2009 - 8 answers

iPod partial-podcast-sync problem

What have I done to my iPod or iTunes that it won't sync new podcasts? The old ones sync just fine. [more inside]
posted by UrbanEconomist on Nov 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Syncing podcasts to an iPod using two different computers

How can I sync podcasts to my iPod from my main PC and my laptop? [more inside]
posted by tapeguy on Oct 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Help syncing Ipod to new computer

I'm currently running my Ipod classic on a windows xp desktop and (due to space problems) using my Ipod as a external hard drive. I.E, adding music to Itunes, manually adding it to my Ipod and then deleting it from Itunes. However, I'm going to buy a new (vista) laptop and wondered how can I retrieve all the music off my Ipod and sync it with my new laptop. Also, any idea how I can move all the Photos from my Ipod (which I have saved as full resolution pictures) to my laptop?? Any help or advice greatfully recieved.
posted by maxmix on Oct 18, 2008 - 2 answers

How to stop iPod nano time from changing when syncing with iTunes?

My iPod nano clock resets to a different time whenever I sync it with iTunes. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Artist/album in itunes, not on ipod

iTunesFilter: Songs/artists in iTunes not in iPod. Huh? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Sep 21, 2008 - 13 answers

How can I better sync contacts between my Macbook and iPod Touch.

I am trying to sync my Macbook's (Leopard) Address Book with my iPod Touch. The problem is that fields on the Mac like "spouse" and "children" do not show up on the Touch. Is there a fix for this? Thanks.
posted by 4ster on Aug 21, 2008 - 1 answer

Syncing iCal and Google Calendar under 10.5

Two-way syncing between iCal and Google Calendar under OS X 10.5? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Feb 1, 2008 - 6 answers

My iPod doesn't tell iTunes about music I listened to. But only sometimes!

I sync my nano with iTunes. I play a few podcasts on my iPod, plug it in to my computer, but iTunes doesn't notice they've been played, and resets all my podcasts. But only sometimes! Infuriating! [more inside]
posted by the_W on Jan 6, 2008 - 4 answers

iPod and iTunes are no longer on speaking terms.

My iPod and iTunes are no longer cooperating. Every attempt to sync maxes out my memory use and hangs the iTunes app. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Oct 17, 2007 - 3 answers

A watched ipod never syncs

Any ideas why transferring files to my ipod (over usb 2.0) starts out fast then gradually slows to a crawl? [more inside]
posted by pardonyou? on Oct 9, 2007 - 10 answers

ipod-to-itunes metadata syncing: help a girl out.

I rate my music on my ipod as I listen through it, and I'm trying to get several thousand ratings from the ipod back into itunes. It doesn't seem like itunes can do this for me. (That's stupid!) I found this script, which also has failed to work for me. Need help using the script, or itunes, or finding another alternative. [more inside]
posted by lockse on Oct 7, 2007 - 12 answers

My ipod has the flu.

Sigh. iPod problems and I can't figure them out. They key obstacle is "Sync failed: unknown error (-124)", followed by "iPod cannot be synced: required folder cannot be found". More fascating details inside. Fun for the whole family! [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Aug 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Help Me Stop Watching My iPod With My Glasses Off, Please

Audio and video are out of sync on mp4s downloaded from Google Video about 80% of the time. Is there anything simple that I can do about this? OSX, by the way, and it's mostly for watching on my iPod.
posted by interrobang on Jul 16, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I not erase all of my iPod's music?

How can I plug in my iPod without erasing its music? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Jun 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Reuniting an iPod with its paired iTunes

I have a question about syncing an iPod to a Mac it was previously paired with. (It's a bit like this question, but 2007-style.) [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Apr 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Ipod syncing in the age of DRM

What is your preferred methodology for syncing your ipod between an imac and an ibook so that you don't get duplicate songs/podcasts on your ipod? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 25, 2005 - 11 answers

How can I get my iPod to play nice with my PowerBook and my XP box?

One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Sep 12, 2005 - 9 answers

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