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I have a question in maintaining photos when using multiple iPods on the same computer. I have an iPod photo 40GB, and I am thinking about upgrading to a 5G iPod 60GB. But because these two iPods have different LCD resolutions, would I be able to use the same photos folder on my Windows PC to sync with both of these iPods, or do I have to keep two copies of the all photos on different folders to sync with individual iPods?

- Simon

A: iTunes will handle all resolution concerns between the two iPods, sizing the photos appropriately for each iPod’s screen. You needn’t worry at all! Simply point both iPods to the same photos folder, containing your original, full-resolution photos, and let iTunes do all the work.

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Posted by orgel in TX on December 22, 2005 at 1:35 PM (CST)


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I inadvertently deleted everything on my (3RD GEN) ipod. I’m not sure quite how I did it, it must have restored somehow.  Does anyone know of a recovery method since I do not have this music backed up on my computer.

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Posted by emercado15 in TX on December 28, 2005 at 9:39 PM (CST)


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