1. jagsfan05's Avatar
    Years ago, I remember having to add my entire music collection on iTunes. But about a year ago, I noticed that the only songs now on my iTunes are only like the 10-20 I have purchased recently for the first time on the iTunes store. So for example, if I pull up my iTunes on my computer without the iPod plugged in, these 10-20 purchased songs are the only ones that come up. I don't know if this is due to some update that happened years ago or something?

    But then when I hook up my iPod Nano 5th generation to the computer, then all my songs show up in my library. The hundreds I have from years back from other people or CD's, etc. and not ones that I purchased (Probably because they are only on my iPod?). When I need to add a song to my iPod that I have purchased from the iTunes store, I simply drag from the purchased list and put it on "Brett's iPod".

    But what can I do so that all my songs from my iPod Nano are also in my library on iTunes when the iPod isn't hooked up to my computer? Aren't they supposed to be a mirror image of each other? That's what I want...I don't like how my iTunes is only showing the songs that I have purchased. Can someone please walk me through how to do this step by step? Sorry, if this is confusing to explain. Tried my best. I have no idea why all my songs from my library on iTunes aren't there anymore from years ago. I used to be able to play all my songs without the iPod being connected but maybe some update happened that messed this up? Or maybe I messed this up? This also scares me because if my iPod was to break, I would have to read all these back to the iTunes library one by one? I have backups of all my music but I figured there might be an easier way to do it in a quick manner right now?

    Thanks!
    08-21-2017 08:02 PM
  2. Sherry_B's Avatar
    In iTunes, I have the path set to the drive and folder on my computer where the mp3's are stored. As long as that folder of music is sitting on my computer, and the path is set to it in iTunes, my music remains synced between that folder and my phone and the music shows up in the iTunes list.
    08-22-2017 01:28 PM
  3. jagsfan05's Avatar
    Sorry I don't understand what you are saying or how that helps me.

    Anyone, please help.
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    08-23-2017 09:59 AM
  4. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    You need to check on your computer to ensure that all you music is in the correct folder that iTunes is connected to.

    Read this. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204668
    08-23-2017 05:25 PM
  5. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Sorry I don't understand what you are saying or how that helps me.

    Anyone, please help.
    iTunes has no way of knowing where the music is on your hard drive unless you tell it in the settings. Without telling it where the music is, it cannot sync the music to your Apple device when you plug it in to your computer and open iTunes.

    Songs on iPod Nano but not on iTunes?-file-aug-23-8-15-37-pm.jpg
    08-23-2017 08:17 PM

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