How to Use iPod Shuffle (2G) With Multiple Computers

If you have a 2nd Gen iPod shuffle, chances are you've tried to figure out how to use it on multiple computers? Well, according to the smart people of the internet, that's impossible. Prepare to do the impossible.

Steps

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    After Python is installed, go on over to http://shuffle-db.sourceforge.net/
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    Download the newest version.
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    Connect your iPod, and open it in explorer before iTunes starts.
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    Drag the rebuild-db.py and rebuild-db.exe from the zip you downloaded onto your iPod.
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    Create a new folder named 'Music'
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    Put all your files you wish to add to the iPod into the folder
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    Run 'rebuild-db.exe' and push enter when its done.

Tips

  • Use this when you can't access the computer the ipod is synced to.
  • This does not affect songs you already have on the iPod, and the iPod should still work with iTunes.

Warnings

  • Does not work on Windows 98 or below.

Article Info

Categories: IPods | Portable Media Players