the ZUNE and its software operate in the same way as the ipod and iTunes, removing the tracks from the computer will remove them from the ZUNE at the next sync.
Of course, it should be possible to set the preferences for the ZUNE software to NOT automatically sync when connected.
If you can do that, you will be able to use the computer as a charging station only.
Remember though, the next time you want to add a track to the ZUNE, all the tracks that are NOT on the computer, will disappear from the ZUNE
Oh, and Yes, the tracks on your ZUNE are also taking up space on your computer.
I'm wanting to backup all of my music on my computer and then delete it off of my hard drive. I have an 80gb Zune, will this remove it from the Zune the next time I sync?
When I first got my Zune I was playing around with it and had deleted some songs, but then next time I charged my batter and did a sync, they were gone, but now I don't remember exactly where I removed them from.
I'm just basically wanting to clear up space on my hard drive. I know I can go into the Zune software and the play the songs on their own, so I am assuming they are also taking up space on my computer. So can those be deleted out of the Zune software and note be deleted from the Zune?
Hopefully this makes sense!
(PS, I had already posted this, but when I went in to check for replies it was in the wrong category. I could'a swore I chose MP3, but guess I didn't!)