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Old 10-21-2005, 08:34 PM
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deleting songs from iPod but not iTunes?

Hi,
Can you please tell me how to NOT delete songs from my iTunes library while I'm deleting songs from my iPod?
I know how to delete songs from my iPod, but they also disapear from my iTunes music library.
I might want to load them back into my iPod later.
I have a 20g iPod.
Thanks,
Cindy
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:37 AM
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You'll need to use "selective syncing" where it only syncs selected playlists.
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:22 AM
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Choice 1 noted above & your second choice is:

In iTunes, go to Edit>Preferences (while iPod is connected) & make sure you have the box checked "update checked songs only". Then uncheck the songs you don't want on the iPod but want to keep in iTunes. If it's a lot of songs then just drag-n-drop them into a playlist>highlight all songs & then mass unchecked. As long as the songs are unchecked they will not play in iTunes when your using it to play music nor will they be transferred to the iPod when sync'ing.
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Thank You, but one more question?

Thanks guys!
Honeybee, I used your suggestions & it worked like a charm!!
But, here's one more question: Say I don't want to delete the playlist of unwanted songs, should I just leave in the source column? I'll need them later for the new iPod Nano I just ordered for my husband. They are his songs I want out of my iPod, but want to transfer them to his.
When he gets his Nano, do I just plug it in & download?
I checked with Apple, & they told be it should be compatable.
We only want to use one iTunes library for both iPods.
Is there anything I should be on the look out for when setting up his Nano on my iTunes?
Thanks so much!!!
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