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iPod - How do I stop my 2nd Mac from affecting my iPod?


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My pod is assigned to my iMac (downstairs), but occasionally I want to get some tunes onto my Powerbook (upstairs). I have, in the past, attached it to my PB, and have selected to "manage music manually", but....that setting does not seem to stick. Yesterday I connected to the PB. I had a suspicion that some syncing was going on, and before I could re-select to manage music manually, iTunes wiped out all the playlists, but left most of the songs (as far as I can tell).
Anyway, I'd like to have a sure fire method of connecting to my PB without it affecting anything on the iPod. Why might that manual management setting change?
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It's not "sticking" because one of the machines is still Auto-Syncing. Set the iPod to manually sync on both machines.


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That doesn't seem to be the case. I have (had) them both set to manual, but my Powerbook won't keep that setting. I just tried it and it wiped out half my songs and all the playlists....ahhhhh!
Had to go back downstairs to the iMac and re=select many GB's worth of tunes and reload them all again.

There must be some method for managing an iPod from 2 different Macs. One of the problems is that, without an iPod connected to the Mac, iTunes does not show the settings for one. I would like to be able to go to iTunes, before I connect the iPod, and make sure it's set to manage manually, but it ain't possible.

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It's not "sticking" because one of the machines is still Auto-Syncing. Set the iPod to manually sync on both machines.
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I manage multiple iPods (4 to be exact) from both my Quad and my iBook with no issues. Not sure what you are doing wrong but you might want to do a restore on the iPod in question.


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Is the manage music manually setting stored within the iPod? Is that the way you deal with management? You manage manually? .....and you never have an issue with a Mac automatically syncing?

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