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Copying existing songs off iPod to iTunes on new computer

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#1 xtickledpink


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

I was wondering if there was a way to copy songs off my iPod and put them on iTunes on a new laptop. I have tried several programs but most of them will only let me copy so many songs at a time without purchasing the program anyway to do this easily and free? :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

Have you tried this? - It is long so read it all. Unfortunately you didn't say what model iPod so this applies to most iPods.

Is your old computer still working if so then a different approach might be safer. Apple has tutorials for that approach too.

How to use your iPod to move your music to a new computer

What I would do is open the iPod in my computer and back it up without iTunes running, just in case.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:55 PM

I know you are looking for a free answer but I tried a program called Copytrans which worked flawlessly. To get all my music back, because the computer died, was well worth $20 bucks.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

My name is Debbie.

I would suggest you to click on this URL and follow the steps mentioned on this URL: http://www.howtotransfermusicfromipodtoitunes101.com/transfer-songs-from-ipod-to-itunes

IF still nothing works out then try installing the FREE TRIAL VERSION of TOUCHCOPY from: http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/index.php?gclid=CPqXpr7SxLECFUK4tgodiBMA3g

OR you can follow the easy five-step guide to moving your music from your iPod to your PC
1. In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View. In the Advanced Settings list, under Hidden files and folders, check the radio button for “Show hidden files and folders”. Then click OK. You’ll get a Windows security warning but it’s safe enough to disregard it as we will only be disabling this function for a short while.
2. Plug in your iPod. In Windows Explorer, a folder will now appear with the name of your iPod. Double-click on that. Go to the sub-folders “iPod_Control” and then “music”. You’ll find your music there randomly scattered across multiple folders and with scrambled file names. But don’t worry, the ID3 tags are still fully intact and we are now going to “unscramble” the files.
3. But first copy all the music from those iPod folders into a new folder on your hard-drive. Move all the songs into one single folder and discard all the folders that your iPod made. By the end, you should have one folder in your hard-drive with all the scrambled files together.
4. Open up iTunes and do the following: Go to Edit > Preferences. Under the Advanced tab, under the General “sub-tab”, select the local folder where you have copied the music from your iPod (by clicking Change…).

Check the box “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” and click OK. Also make sure you have wiped all previous music from iTunes so your playlists are blank.
5. In iTunes, click “File” then “add folder to library”. Select the folder where all your copied music is. ITunes will now re-import all your music back into the playlists. But more importantly, because you have previously clicked “Keep iTunes Music Folder organized”, iTunes will now start renaming and organizing your songs into their correct names, albums and folders. This may take a while depending on how many songs you have in your iTunes library.
There you have it. Oh and don’t forget to go back into Windows Explorer, and to Tools > Folder Options > View. Reverse what you did so the hidden files remain hidden again. You may also want to de-select “Keep iTunes Music Folder organized” if you don’t normally use that option.

Please reply in case you have any questions.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 04 August 2012 - 08:50 PM.
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