One iPhone, One iTunes, One PC

MotherTucker

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SO, my wife and I have one pc at home. She's had an iPod for quite some time now, so of course we have iTunes on our pc. What happens when I purchase the iPhone and I want to have a separate iTunes account so our stuff doesn't get mixed up when syncing? Thank guys :laugh2:
 

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SO, my wife and I have one pc at home. She's had an iPod for quite some time now, so of course we have iTunes on our pc. What happens when I purchase the iPhone and I want to have a separate iTunes account so our stuff doesn't get mixed up when syncing? Thank guys :laugh2:

just make a separate playlist for the iPhone on your home PC then have iPhone only Sync the selected Playlist which is in the options once you plug in the iPhone.

iTunes knows the difference between the 2 and as a matter of fact it knows the difference between Ipods.

I have an iPhone, 30gb Video IPod and My son has a 30gb IPod Video we sync with my Laptop and each iPhone/Ipod Syncs only what we have set it up to sync.
 

MotherTucker

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Wow - VERY helpful - thank you. Should I make a separate playlist for every different pice of media? i.e. podcasts, music, videos etc?
 

Martlet

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I have separate login accounts for my girlfriend (who refuses to own a computer for unknown reasons) and myself on my macs, and she just logs in to sync her iPod & iPhone (check her email, store her bookmarks, and everything else) without messing up any of my stuff.

I assume iTunes behaves the same way on a PC, since all it's libraries are in the "Documents and Settings" folder of the user account directories.

I'd create a separate user account in windows, and log in as different users to keep not only your iTunes stuff separate, but everything else (bookmarks, etc).

On a mac, you can share a music folder (with separate user libraries, playlists, etc) by setting up a shortcut to the iTunes Music folder. I haven't tested this on a PC tho, I have separate user accounts, but don't run iTunes from the Windows boot on my Macs, anyone know if this works? Otherwise, you may need to copy your music into her iTunes folder under her account in Documents and Settings.


P.S. Her music is crappy, so I'm wasting a colossal amount of disk space by storing our Music libraries separately under user directories rather than using the shortcut (symbolic link) method to share libraries. We'll see if her music, or her goes if I ever need that space back! :)
 

MotherTucker

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Wow that sounds really confusing - I hope that's not the case as I would surely screw something up trying to make all that happen. As a matter of fact, my wife and I DO have separate profiles on our pc. iTunes doesn't seem to dig that and really wants to be on just one of the profiles (mine). So even though it's my wife's iPod, I recently switched all the info in iTunes to MY information in anticipation of buying the iPhone. I hope it is is simple as FlyinB says it is. I hope to be able to just connect my iPhone and have iTunes know the difference. I guess I'm just going to have to really pay attention on the "sync" options when I set it up. I hope I don't have to deliniate each piece of media evrytime - that would suck.