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two ipods on one computer

by guybc / January 22, 2012 4:03 AM PST

I would like to use itunes for two separate ipods on one computer.
How to organize this?

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Re: 2 ipods
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 4:04 AM PST

Use 2 user accounts. One for each iPod.

Kees

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user accounts
by guybc / January 22, 2012 4:06 AM PST
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Where do you set up user accounts?

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(NT) Depends which OS
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 4:08 AM PST
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Re: setup user accounts
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 4:11 AM PST
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In Windows it's in Control Panel>User Accounts.

Kees

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thanks
by guybc / January 22, 2012 7:52 AM PST

thanks

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New question
by DavidFritz / February 7, 2012 2:27 AM PST

Does this mean you need to set up two complete user accounts?

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See my answer below for an easier solution
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 7, 2012 5:14 AM PST
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The first solution offered above requires you to have to separate user accounts on the computer.

One user account > One iTunes account > Two different Playlists is a much easier route

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Another method is to create
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 10:18 PM PST

two separate playlists, one for each iPod.
Configure each ipod, in iTunes, to only download its own playlist.

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This is exactly what I do.
by MrTechGuru93 / January 27, 2012 4:25 AM PST

One 8+ GB playlist for the Touch, and a 1GB playlist for the Shuffle. Works well for me.

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