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IPOD not sync'ing/adding music

I currently moved my itunes music to an external HD. I did it correctly and all the music is there. I have 2 ipods, a 2nd gen and a 4th gen nano and when I try to sync either of them, I get the "not enough space" message although I already checked off the necessary buttons. I have "fill empty space" checked also so that it should fill up on its own. Not sure why either of them are not working, PLEASE HELP!

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2010

    Well, I did that on the 3rd gen and it worked, tried it on the 5th gen nano and nothing. I now also have a 8g ipod touch (doesnt have this problem), so not sure whats going on with the 5th gen. I have videos on there now and I'd hate to lose them if I reset it again.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2010

    If I un check the fill empty space how would I get all the space filled on the nano? I dont currently have every song check marked in the library.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2010

    No problem thanks for the help though. I'm going to try to remove the videos and reset it again.



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Hi there, did you try resetting the iPod yet?

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    Joshua Mar 03, 2010

    try un-checking the fill empty space box, I used that and it doesn't work very well. Then try to reset it and see what happens. If that doesn't work, it might be trying to copy the data to the hard disk.

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    Joshua Mar 04, 2010

    Hmmn, I'm sorry, but this one is out of my hands right now. Try contacting apple and see what they say.


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Hi, maybe you could sync iPod to iTunes with the third-party tool(Leawo iTransfer)

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPod to computer with USB cable. The software will recognize your iPod automatically.
choose a library

Step 2. Click the name of iPod and choose a library. The contents of this library will display in the right part of the window.
Select the files

Step 3. Select the files you need by holding Ctrl/Shift key, and click the transfer button at the right bottom. Or right-click a selected file and choose Transfer to > iTunes.
click Transfer Now

Step 4. After selecting files, you'll see a pop-up dialog. Check Transfer to List and choose iTunes as a target. Then click Transfer Now to start syncing iPod to iTunes.

BTW, if you are prone to transfer music from old iPod to new iPod, just check out this tutorial:

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Why not try this ipod transfer program ? it can transfer all the contents in one ipod to another ipod ,here is a tutorial for your reference.

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I could not sync my new nano all of a sudden. It had worked since I had bought it, but all of a sudden, even though I got the message "synchronized", my nano wasn't! Couldn't find any solution, so I just highlighted my nano playlist and just dragged it to the Nano on the left bar... That worked!

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