I hope I know what I'm talking about here..I'm posting on behalf of my ickle brother! He has an IPOD Photo (40GB) and has transferred a lot of tunes from PC to IPOD via iTunes, but somebody has now deleted the MP3 directory on his PC, so there is nothing showing up in iTunes anymore. He reckons that when he reconnects his IPOD to his PC, iTunes will automatically wipe all the tracks off his IPOD because they're no longer listed in iTunes. 1). Is this true? 2). If so, how do you stop that from happening? 3). Once you have your tunes on the IPOD, do they really also need to be stored on your PC too or can they be removed? 4). If so, is there any way to copy the tunes back from his IPOD to his PC. Basically, how does he avoid losing what he's already copied across and carry on using his IPOD and iTunes in the normal way without having to reburn all his CDs? Thanks for your help!