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Old 20-04-2009
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How to transfer music from ipod to computer?
  

hello, I have a problem on the PC and thus I formatted the hard drive, but I lost all the music which I had above, fortunately I always have it on my ipod, but I did not find a way on how to transfer them from my ipod to my computer, so can anyone help me out, thank you in advance

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Re: How to transfer music from ipod to computer?

1. First connect your ipod to computer and avoid itune autosync.
2. to avoid auto-sync, press shift and ctrl key of your keyboard when you are connecting your ipod to computer.
3. Hold shift and ctrl keys and open itunes (normally itune will open automatically when you connect ipod).
Don't let go of Shift+Ctrl.

• Wait until the iPod shows in the Source list under itune devices (it take sometime to show ipod in device of itune while, but don't let go of Shift+Ctrl)
Note: itune ark one pop up message to choose an existing library or to create a new one. Click on Create a new one so that it can just open.
Once it shows up, close iTunes.

Now you can find ipod into my computer as a Removable Disk usually drive E:, F: or G. As ipod is shown as a drive to your computer. It may possible that some folder are hidden into ipod so you need to unhide them by following steps.

Go to tools > folder option then click on view tab > choose show hidden files and folders and click ok.

2. Now find your songs on ipod and copy them to some folder on your computer hard disk.

•Look in the iPod drive, and open a folder called iPod_Control

• There is one music folder. Insider music folder many folder file named as fOO, FO1 so on. Tip:- To check the original name of the song and file just mouse over it.

If you want all the data from ipod then copy whole music folder and If you want only some files then select those individual files and copy them.

Note: All the hidden files that are on your iPod are playable on iTunes once you transfer them to your computer's iTunes.

• The files copied have unintelligible four-letter file names. To reveal the names of the songs and other data tags, add the files to the Windows Media Player or iTunes libraries or switch to “Tiles” view in Windows Explorer. Rename the file if necessary.

The transferred music will be playable without any restrictions if the songs are ripped from CDs. If the songs or videos are bought from the iTunes music store, they will play in iTunes after you have “authorize” the computer. To authorize, try playing a purchased file. It will prompt you for your iTunes username and password. Up to five computers can be authorized at any one time.

Now import folder to itunes music library.

• Open iTunes and click on File > Add Folder to Library.

• Select the folder you want to import and click OK.

o This will take some time and it may make your ipod hot while copying.

Advice: Set itune to manually manage your iPod. This means you will have to drag-n-drop new stuff onto the iPod yourself this will good for newbie to ipod.
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Re: How to transfer music from ipod to computer?

Step 1 . Change the preferences to manually manage your iPod.
  1. Connect iPod to PC
  2. Open iTunes and select your iPod device
  3. Uncheck 'Open iTunes when this iPod is connected'
  4. Check 'Manaually manage music' and 'Enable disk use'
  5. Apply settings and exit iTunes

Step 2 . Copy songs from iPod to computer.
  1. Run iPod To Computer Transfer
  2. On the left panel, select a playlist. The primary library contains the whole library,including video/audio files
  3. On the right panel, check whatever songs you want to copy from iPod to PC
  4. Click 'Copy Now' to get the transfer started

Caution:
1. You must enable the disk use of your iPod, otherwise our application will not detect your iPod.
2.Please don't let iTunes erase your iPod. Remember to switch iPod to manually mode before you take an action.
3. If you want to copy playlists directly to iTunes, remember to export all songs within the primary library, i.e, check all songs in the primary library before the transfer.
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Re: How to transfer music from ipod to computer?

  1. Insert your iPod to a Windows PC USB or FireWire port. (PC should runs Windows XP or other Windows operating system).
  2. If your Windows PC still doesn’t have iTunes installed, skip this step. If iTunes is already installed and prompt a message on whether if you’d like to associate this iPod with this computer and deleting its content, click No. Or else you will lose your only copy of library on iTunes. Beside, ensure that ‘Enable Disk Use’ is selected.
  3. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer, the iPod should be automatically detected as a portable hard drive.
  4. Click on the iPod icon or the iPod portable hard drive letter to open the contents of the drive.
  5. If you don’t see a folder called “iPod Control”, it’s hidden and invisible. To unhidden it so that it’s visible, go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View, and then check (enable) the option “Show hidden files and folders.”
  6. Open the “iPod Control” folder, and then the Music folder.
  7. The Music folder contains the iPod’s music and videos, divided into folders. Copy the library to local computer hard drive’s My Music folder.
  8. The files copied have unintelligible four-letter file names. To reveal the names of the songs and other data tags, add the files to the Windows Media Player or iTunes libraries or switch to “Tiles” view in Windows Explorer.
  9. Rename the file if necessary.
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