Preserving playlists and music on upgrade from 20GB to 60GB iPod

Q: I recently got a 60 GB iPod photo and I would like to transfer all of my music and playlists from my old 20 GB iPod to the new iPod. Is this possible? I would really hate having to create new playlists for my 20 GB of music.

– Chad

A: It’s not clear from your question whether you have your music on your computer. If you do, this is no problem at all; simply connect the new iPod, and iTunes will sync the music to it. However, if you have deleted your music and playlist information from your iTunes library, you’ll need to use a separate application such as iPodRip or SharePod.

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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