How do I transfer music from my iPod to a new computer, without losing the music I have?

I would like to transfer music from my iPod to a new computer, without losing the music I have on the iPod as well as the music that is already on the new computer. My old computer crashed, and my music is only on the iPod. I've already uploaded and purchased music on the new computer, that wasn't on my iPod before. I'm afraid to hook the two together, because I've heard you can loose music. Any ideas on what I can do?

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yeocomet18 hours ago

The music is hidden on your computer when using iTunes on Windows. You need to find that folder and copy the music and paste to the new computer. Instead, you can directly transfer iPod music to new computer with the help of special software.

Tutorial: How to transfer iPhone music to Mac

mayinjune10 days ago

Avoid to hook the two together, you would like to use other transfer tool to manage your music on your computer and your iPod. You can try the FonePaw iOS Transfer which can transfer music from iPod to PC or iTunes. If you really don't like the iPod to connect to your PC, you can use it to do that.

Also you can see the tutorial about how to transfer music from iPod to PC.

Iassdft4 months ago

How to transfer music from iPod to computer? You can use iTunes to do it .Confirm that your iPod is configured to enable disk use. With Enable Disk Use this function, you can easily transfer music from iPod to computer. See following guidance:

1.Install iTunes on your computer .

2.Connect your iPod to computer via USB cable and launch iTunes

3.Find "Options" and check "Enable Disk Use".

4.Open "My Computer", and double click "My iPod" to open it.

5. Click "Tools" in the toolbar. And then click "Folders > View" and tick "Show hidden folders and files".

6.Open "My iPod > iPod_Control" and then you will see all the iPod music in that folder. Select the music ,transfer and copy music to computer.

MorganA67 months ago

Hey, simply try this phone music manager, which facilitates you to transfer music from idevices to PC without iTunes.


Megsy17 months ago

You can transfer your iTunes store purchases directly from
your iPod as detailed here


For the rest of your music, such as songs you ripped from
CDs, you will need to use third party software such as TouchCopy.


I had it recommended to me on Apple support communities
here, worth checking this article out...


BenLuka9 months ago

If you are looking for the tool on How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer. I think you should definitely try iPod Transfer.

Leo19872 years ago
susiewell3 years ago
1. Connect the iPod to your PC. If iTunes starts syncing (ie erasing) your music automatically, hit the X in the upper right hand corner of iTunes display, to the left of the search box, to stop it.
2. In Control Panel, Portable Media Devices, double-click your iPod.
3. In the Tools menu -> Options, in the View Tab, check "Show hidden files and folders."
4. Navigate to the Music folder. On my 2nd gen 'pod, the full path is
Portable Media Devices\GINA'S IPOD (F:)\iPod_Control\Music
5. Select all the music folders, and drag and drop them into a folder on your hard drive, or directly into iTunes
More information: Transfer music from iPod to PC
chepech6 years ago
Im doing this by memory so some of the exact names of the menu may not be accurate but the general idea will get you there.

Try using WINAMP (v 5.x or higher):

1.- Install Winamp

2.- Connect your Ipod and close ITunes if it comes up.

3.- Once installed, Right click it and select Music Library.
There is a PORTABLES section in the left menu on the Music Library where you should see your Ipod, Expand It and select Audio/Music option

4.-In the right side of the screen you should see all you music. Just Select all and right click it and the select Move To > Local Drive.

5.- You can find all the music you selected in "My Documents/My Music" Folder (Windows only)
also your welcome and jeff thats the easy way

Here's a way to quickly get files off a PC iPod without any extra software.

  1. Plug your iPod or iPhone into your computer.
  2. From the Desktop, go to My Computer and find the iPod (usually designated by a drive letter. i e. E: or F:)
  3. Open the damn thing.
  4. Go to Tools > Folder Options > View (the tab) > scroll to Show Hidden Files and Folders and click it.
  5. Click OK
  6. Go back to your iPod folder/drive, there you will find a new folder called iPod_Control
  7. Open it.
  8. The Music folder in it will have a bunch of folders named F00, F01 and so on. THEY HAVE YOUR MP3s AND VIDEOS. Look through the folders to find your stuff.
  9. You can also use the Search utility in Windows and search for a particular audio file on your iPod. Just make sure you specify to search in Hidden Files or Folders. There, a solution that requires no extra software, just a few extra brain cells.

Read more: http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/ipodsupport/copyoff/index.shtml#ixzz0WNnBkpJP
jeff-o6 years ago
Before hooking up the iPod, make sure you have iTunes set to "manually manage music." This will prevent it from automatically loading new stuff, and deleting what's already there. To copy the music from your iPod to the computer you'll need a special program. There are probably dozens of them out there, do a search at download.com and get the highest-rated one.