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I got a new computer if I plug my ipod will I lose my music?

Asked by Vincent_Lloyd (3007points) March 2nd, 2011

I got a New HP computer and I got it for my birthday (February 28th) but if I plug in my Ipod nano will I lose my music? If so how do I prevent this? My old computer sucks! Really badly…..But can you please help me?

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jerv's avatar

Back when I had an iPod Touch, I set my iTunes to not automatically sync anything. I set it up so that the only way it would add or delete anything was if I did it manually. Before you plug your Nano into your new PC for the first time, I would go through the settings for iTunes and set yours the same way.

jlelandg's avatar

you will only lose your music if you make that computer your home computer I believe.

XOIIO's avatar

You have to connect it, cancel the sync if it starts, and transfer purchases after authprizing the computer.

jerv's avatar

@XOIIO As I found out, it isn’t always easy (or sometimes even possible) to cancel a sync in progress; iTunes doesn’t always respond to commands. That is also part of why I got rid of that iPod :P

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

What you do is:
Go to Edit in your new iTunes program
Click Preferences
Then go to the Devices tab
Check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”
Then Google iPod to Computer restoration program and download one and import the music from your iPod onto your computer

I forgot which program I used to do it, otherwise I’d tell you

Bluefreedom's avatar

Here are a couple of websites that might help:


PhiNotPi's avatar

You will only lose your music if you have it set to sync with the computer. To fix this, you have to turn off the automatic syncing feature in Itunes.

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