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    How to stop audiobook syncing?
    My ipod touch (2nd gen) will not stop syncing audiobooks no matter what i do. I have tried everything I can think of. Made sure they were categorized as audiobooks, tried unchecking them, everything.It is so bizarre! I have multiple devices and my touch is only 8gb, and I don't want the real estate taken up by all my audiobooks! Help!!

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    Are they in another playlist that is set to sync?
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    Ok, so......it turns out on the main device page in iTunes I did not have the "Only sync checked items” box selected. So, I can now uncheck audiobooks so that they won't be included when I sync the touch.

    However, this is still a terrible inconvenience, because I must uncheck all my audiobook files (hundreds!!) when I sync the touch, then I have to re-check them when I sync my 80gb (or at least the ones I want to listen to).

    It would be way easier if I could just specify to not sync any audiobooks for a certain device, similar to how it is done for tv/movies. Super duper annoying, but I'm assuming there is no way around this. If anyone knows anything else about it, please let me know.

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    Lightbulb Unsync audiobooks
    I had this same problem but finally figured mine out. After you plug your device in, select it and then go to the books tab. If you scroll down that screen a bit more, there is an audiobooks choice hidden down there. Just uncheck the box & then sync...

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    JennyF has hit the nail on the head. Use the books tab on the device pages. But you do need to scroll down. This way you can manage your audiobooks .

    Syncing only checked items, as you've discovered just creates work for you.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Uncheck them in iTunes and ensure the unchecked file does not get synchronized

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennyF View Post
    I had this same problem but finally figured mine out. After you plug your device in, select it and then go to the books tab. If you scroll down that screen a bit more, there is an audiobooks choice hidden down there. Just uncheck the box & then sync...
    Excellent tip. Don't think I had noticed that before. Might be a good help tip for a future blog entry.
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