I setup my iPod on a friends computer and copied a whole bunch of songs onto it. Today, I install iTunes onto my home computer and plugged in my iPod. It asked me to set it up...

If I click "yes" to the setup, will it remove all my songs and start syncing from "My Music" folder? Or will it give me the option to not do that? I don't want to plug in my iPod and have iTunes remove all my songs :/

Both computers are running Windows - If that matters. Seems like a stupid question, but it also seems like something an Apple product would do xD


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What will happen when you connect the iPod depends on the settings of iTunes.

From Overview of syncing iPhone or iPod touch with your computer:

This article gives an overview of how to set up iPhone or iPod touch to sync with your computer, and where to get additional information.

When you connect iPhone or iPod touch to your computer, items are automatically synced according to your preferences set in iTunes.

You only need to set which items are synced in iTunes on your computer once. After that, just connect iPhone or iPod touch to start a sync.

Contacts, calendars, notes, and bookmarks are synced from (or to) your computer, so if you add, change, or delete them on iPhone or iPod touch, they are changed on your computer, and vice versa. You can also sync contacts with your Yahoo! or Google Address Book.

Email account settings (on iPhone only), music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos are synced one-way, from your computer to iPhone (though you can import photos taken with iPhone to your computer).

If you like, you can set iPhone or iPod touch to sync with only a portion of what's on your computer. For example, you might want to sync only a group of contacts from your address book, or you may want to sync only songs from certain playlists so you don't fill up iPhone or iPod touch with all your music.


You can manage your iPod with multiple computers as long as it's set to Manually manage music.

Have a look at this Apple Knowledgebase Entry for more detail.

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