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Post Posted: November 16th, 2013, 4:07 pm 
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Thanks to rog's generosity, I became an iPod owner not long ago, graduating from a 1st generation Shuffle. With my grandson's help we transferred (ripped?) the songs from the file which was loaded onto the Shuffle. About 90 tunes. That account was in my daughter's name and existed on computers which themselves did not exist anymore. Apple limits the number of machines it recognizes, which was at least partly to blame for the labor involved.

My question is, if now I want to establish an account in my own name and make purchases from iTunes to load on the iPod, when it synches, is it going to erase all the old stuff? Apple tends to be very proprietary and it seems something similar happened to me previously when I bought a new laptop. Fortunately that time the music had been saved to a usb thumb drive and (again with grandson's help) it was salvaged. My suspicions are it will recognize my daughter's account on the old tunes and not allow the transfer to a new account.

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Post Posted: November 16th, 2013, 6:06 pm 
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Your suspicions are correct: it will wipe the existing stuff. But there are lots of programs out there that can extract those songs for you to your computer, then you can manually add them to iTunes and the iPod. These songs will never be part of your account, so they will not be otherwise downloadable like the new stuff you buy.

(unless you get the iTunes Match service, which is great for people with multiple devices)

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Post Posted: November 16th, 2013, 6:14 pm 
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Okay, rog. Thanks. I believe the procedure you describe is how we made the transfer last time.

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