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Multiple iTunes accounts on one computer

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Q: I own an iPod and have downloaded iTunes onto my PC and subsequently downloaded my favorite music to my iPod. I purchased another iPod for my parents who need me to download their music onto their iPod for them. How can I keep my music separate from theirs, and use two iPods on the same computer? I do not want their music on my iPod and vice versa.

Another words, can I download iTunes separately and store two different sets of music on the one PC?

- Blake

A: The easiest way to do this is to create a second user account on your computer, for your parents, and log into that account and set up iTunes with their music. When you connect the iPod while logged into that account, it will only look at the music you’ve added to iTunes for your parents, and sync to their iPod accordingly.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.

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