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

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?


To transfer music from iPod to computer without data losing, you can make it with the help of a third-party program. And I think iPhone Transfer, which is a good transferring tool to transfer files from iTunes/computer, will be a good choice for you. By the way, iTunes is another option for you too.

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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.

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.

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8 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.