Transfer Music From Ipod to Itunes

Posted on 14 January 2010

Sometimes, you lost your iTunes library, or your computer crashed and you have to format your computer, but the songs and movies are still on your iPod, you may want to copy them from iPod back to computer. And this part will help you. Follow the following Steps:

Connect your ipod to computer with USB cable. Computer may open itunes and ask you that you want to sync your ipod. Select NO.
Open my computer. Your ipod is detected as a one of the drive may be as a G: drive on your computer.
You need to unhide file and folder. Here are the steps:

Windows XP:
Open ipod drive
Click on tools folder options
View tabs and select show hidden files and folders.
Apply ok.
Windows Vista:
Open the ipod drive and click on organize
folder and search options
View show hidden files and folders.



In ipod drive you will find a folder called ipod_control. Open ipod_control folder and you should see the following:

1. Calendars

2. Contacts

3. Notes

4. ipod_control

5. Photos

Open the ipod_control folder Then open the music folder > Copy entire folders (it should like these: F00, F01 …) onto your computer. Paste it to a folder on desktop. This is the music that you want to transfer from ipod to itunes or computer.

Open itunes and insert the desktop folder in which you paste all the folders of music folder in step 5 into: libraryà Music

Sync your ipod with this computer and you will not lose any of your music.

Tips & Warnings

· Create a folder on your new computer with all your music in it before sync your ipod !

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One Response to “Transfer Music From Ipod to Itunes”

  1. KingKoala says:

    Why not use a third party program? like http://www.ipodrobot.com , transfer music and playlists from iPod to iTunes very easily.


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