When it comes to technology, I am, for the most part, lost. Consumer electronics are foreign territory to me, since I've never been THAT into them. So, this may be a dumb question, but you're all I've got, TQC.
I have an iPod Nano. I know next-to-nothing about it, other than very simple, basic operation. It was given to me as a gift, at a time when I didn't even want one, so I downloaded iTunes, put about 60 songs on the player, figured out how to play them, and called it a day. At that time, I had a laptop, with my iTunes account synced to my iPod, and my wife had her computer with her stuff.
Then, both our computers died, and we replaced them with a single one. She put her iTunes stuff on it...and now I can't figure out how to make mine work. If I plug my player into the computer with her iTunes loaded, it shows up under Devices, but won't let me access it. I created a second user account on the computer, reloaded iTunes (from scratch, without her info in it)...and the same thing. When I plug it in, it shows up, but doesn't let me in. When I go to the My Computer file manager deal (Windows 7), I can see it (E:)...but I can't open it.
1) Can I have two different iPods, using different music, controlled through the same iTunes account?
2) If no, can I, with two separate user accounts, have two iTunes accounts, with two different libraries, synced to two different iPods?
3) If yes, does my problem sound like an iPod problem, an iTunes problem, a Windows 7 problem, or a computer problem?
4) How do I fix the problem?
I can trade music back and forth from one iPod to another, right? I have stuff that she wants, but I'm worried that if I try to sync them together somehow, that it'll just erase one of 'em and copy everything from the other. I figure there's got to be something preventing sharing between players, otherwise that whole "file sharing" thing would be a moot point...wouldn't it?
Gee, I sure am glad The QUESTION Club is always so helpful with questions. Guess I should just stick with simple, mind-numbing repeats like "What's for breakfast?" and shit like that.
What's for breakfast?