Problem with multiple iPods on one computer

I just got a new Ipod and since my computer's internet is down I'm using the computer my mother and brother use for their iPods. We each have our own user profile on the computer. However when I plugged my iPod into the computer for the first time it synced all the music from my brother's library into my iPod. I had thought about just restoring it, but I am affraid doing that might erase all of my brothers music. I logged into his profile to comfirm that he had logged out of iTunes and he was. So I'm not sure what the problem is. How do I fix this? I really don't want my memory wasted on his music.

Just restore the iPod it will not effect the contents of iTunes.

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    You might also need to check the preferences every time.
    For instance if you want your new additions to go to the laptops's hard drive. She wants her podcasts to go to the salvaged drive. You'd have to change your preferences every time using method 3.
    You might want to get he media server going before too much longer! And switch to Method 1 with a shared folder on the server.

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  • Multiple iPods on one computer question

    I know this question has been asked already and I've read all the help topics about multiple iPods.
    I've tried twice to use two iPods on one computer and it was not as easy as described. I'm just wondering if I'm doing something wrong.
    The first time I tried was on a PC running XP with two iPod minis. I had seperate user accounts and it kept erasing all the songs in one account.
    The other situation was on a different PC running XP Pro with a shuffle and a 30gig photo.
    I had my 30gig for about a year and as soon as I plugged in my shuffle it didn't recognize it and the next time I plugged in my 30 gig photo it froze and I had to end up doing the hard reset for it.
    Tomorrow I am about to try a PC running XP with a shuffle, nano, and a video iPod.
    I've read the two ways to do it and am going to try the specific playlist option.
    I'm worried that as soon as I plug in the second iPod it will freeze and I won't be able to even get to the "iPod Option" Button in iTunes.
    The computer is not mine nor are the music devices. I'm doing it for a friend who doesn't understand computers that well. All devices are new, never used.
    Is it as easy as the process sounds?
    Also the last time I tried multiple iPods was at least two iTunes updates ago.
    Thanks for any help,
    PC and iMac Intel   Windows XP Pro  

    Let me explain this in detail for you:
    The Do Not Disconnect screen
    It is normal for your iPod to say this message to you when you connect it to your computer.
    When you need to disconnect it from your computer, you'll first need to eject it.
    There are a few ways to eject your iPod; through iTunes, the Safely Remove Hardware program, and "My Computer".
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    Ejecting your iPod via iTunes depends on what setting your iPod is on for.
    Connect your iPod. Go into Edit> preferences> iPod. See what setting your iPod is on; "automatic" or "manual".
    If you aren't restoring, or updating your iPod, iTunes should automatically eject your iPod from iTunes. If it doesn't, then right-click the name of your iPod in iTunes, and make sure that the "enable for disk use" is un-checked.
    If you need to eject your iPod from iTunes if the setting is "manual", click the little arrow that's next to the name of your iPod in the left source list in iTunes.
    Through the "Safely Remove Hardware" program
    Look at the bottom-right corner of your screen, and there's the system tray icons there. If the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is there, click on it, select your iPod, and click "stop".
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    Go to "My Computer".
    Find your iPod's listing there (it's typically "E:" or "F:").
    Right-click it, click on "eject".
    For additional information about ejecting your iPod, check this Apple Support articles about it.
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  • Managing Multiple iPods on One Computer

    Can I manage three iPods on one computer? One is an iPod Mini and two are Fifth Generation 80 GB iPods, so I need to be able to have at least two different music libraries due to memory space. (Three would be preferable.) Does anyone know if this is possible? Thank you!
    Dell Desktop   Windows XP  

    If you are adding a second or more iPod for your own use, just connect the new iPod to your computer and follow the on screen instructions. It will update from your existing library. Depending on the size of your library and the type of iPod you choose you can have it update all songs and playlists, selected playlists only or you can manage it manually.
    If the iPods belong to different people, there are basically two ways of using multiple iPods on a computer and these involve:
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    b) Creating multiple user accounts and having separate libraries.
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    If you want to share the one library, you can set either or all of the iPods so that they only get updated with only certain playlists (you can update from more than one if you wish):
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    Choosing the update option "Sync Music - Selected playlists" allows you to create a playlist specifically for the iPod and drag the tracks you want into it. If you tire of the list and want to change it, you just add or remove the songs you don't want. The ones you take out out remain in the library to be used some other time if you choose. You can read more about playlists at these links:
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    Or you can choose to update any or all of the iPods manually and just drag whatever content you want to them: Managing content manually on iPod
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    It's also possible to have multiple libraries in a single account. To create or access a second (or more) library, hold down the Option key (or Shift key in Windows) when launching iTunes 7. In the resulting dialogue you will get the option to create a new library or navigate to the other Library.
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    Separate User Accounts
    Another option is to create a separate User account for each person on your PC or Mac. Different accounts by definition would give you completely separate libraries. Each account has it's own iTunes folder, Library and iTunes Music folder and you load it with CDs etc just as you did with your original one. The iPod can be set to update however the owner chooses, sync all, manual or sync specific playlists
    I don't use Windows so I can't give you a step by step on that one, however I can point you to another web page which should help you out if you need it. You can read about Windows user accounts here:
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    This is a very common problem for those of us who belived that iPods were easy to connect to computers. The first iPod was, so why can't I just connect another? can. It just takes HOURS. Last night, I spent over 4 hours trying to get my windows computer to recognize both my mini and my sister's nano. Apple claims that using two iPods on one computer is "easy." It is, you just have to go through the grueling process of connecting them both first!
    Maybe there is a faster way than I know about, but I have probably read EVERY POST about "How to connect 2 iPods to the same computer." I even called Apple and they GAVE UP on me! They told me it was a hardware problem and I should send my iPod in for repair.
    What Apple needs to realize, is the fact that most people are NOT trying to steal music. All of the crazy restrictions that Apple has placed on iTunes (1 download per song, can't burn videos to dvd, can't play other music software on iPods...) are just to make sure no one steals $0.99 from Apple? WHAT?!?
    My suggestion to Apple is that you make a new version of iTunes where a user can register MANY iPods to a single computer, and let them all be on at the same time. The way Apple has it now, only one iPod can be connected at a time. This is, of course, to insure that no one steals music.
    The easy solution is to throuw out your Windows computer and buy a Mac. Or just one iPod.
    I hope that this clears up any confusion you were having about your own iPods. I'm sorry if you aren't technically savvy and won't be able to figure out how to connect your two iPods, it literally took me hours.
    iRock my iLife
    p.s. Please leave any comments or questions about the process of attatching a second iPod. I'll try to help you out as much as I can.

    This is a very common problem for those of us who
    belived that iPods were easy to connect to
    computers. The first iPod was, so why can't I just
    connect another?
    iRock my iLife
    .s. Please leave any comments or questions about the
    process of attatching a second iPod. I'll try to
    help you out as much as I can.
    Just blow itunes out and use RealPlayer. Just as easy to load from CD type playlists but not sure about downloads from web - yet. Had to do this as Itunes took out my CD and DVD drives in one go and couldnt have both. Cost me a fortune to get pc unstuck and windows completely re installed and guess what? Went to load Itunes again and there went the drives. Gave up and using RealPlayer now.
    Packard Bell   Windows XP  

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