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  • #603861
    bygirl93
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    does any one know a way to get the music from my ipod to itunes without deleting a) the music from my ipod and b) the music I just downloaded to my itunes? really need help….

    #881734
    TheGoq
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    Sorry Idontknow

    #881735
    OneOfMany
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    When you plug your iPod in, it should pop up in the pane on the left-hand side of the iTunes window (under “Devices” or something like that.) Then just drag the album you want to add from your library to the icon for the iPod (make sure the cursor changes to “+20” [or however many songs are in the album]).

    #881736
    daniela
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    Have you tried using a file browser such as iPhoneBrowser or iExplorer. They won’t normally see apps (unless you have root access) but they should see music and video files. You can then copy to your HD and later import into iTunes.

    #881737
    bygirl93
    Member

    oneofmany- i need from my ipod to my computer- not the other way around but thanks

    daniela- uummm can you explain that in english- so that I can understand? if it helps I have the new nano- the small one

    #881738
    Shopping613 🌠
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    you cant, or just call up itunes and they will tell you, you cant

    #881739
    bekitzur
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    Download “Touchpad”. You can get a trial version but just make sure to do it right away.

    #881740
    OneOfMany
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    Oh whoops. Then I don’t think you can (and if there is a way, it probably isn’t so kosher…).

    #881741
    Pirate
    Member

    Download sharepod it lets you take off music/movies from your ipod and puts it onto your computer. From there its easy to put them onto ITunes.

    #881742
    dunno
    Member

    ehow.com “how to transfer music from ipod to itunes”. It can be time consuming but does the job.

    #881744
    daniela
    Participant

    Sorry but moderators did’t allow my reply with links.

    #881745
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Is this a touch or classic? The old classics acted as regular hard drives. The touches are technically not supposed to be accessed but as explained above there are work-arounds.

    #881746
    daniela
    Participant

    They do act like hard drives but we have to check the “hidden files” option in windows. Then we copy the files to the computer and when it’s finished, we make sure to again hide files and then we can again use iTunes normally.

    #881747
    dash™
    Participant

    First shut down iTunes all of the iPod related services(“Apple Mobile Device” and “iPod Service”). Connect your iPod and it should appear as another USB drive. Copy the files you want (you may have to show hidden files and folders) to the “Automatically Add to iTunes” folder. Restart the iPod related services and iTunes.

    I can’t gaurantee that this method will work for all models but it does work on Every model I tried it on. Also the filenames on the iPod will not make sence but if the files are tagged properly you can read the tags.

    #881748
    Pirate
    Member

    Just do the sharepod method i said. Its fast and easy to use and it works.

    #881749
    bygirl93
    Member

    thanks everyone! The sharepod sounds the easiest…. now they are all on my computer- what do i do to get them into itunes?

    #881750
    Pirate
    Member

    it should be in a folder so go to itunes. in itunes there is an option to add music from a file or folder. It should be like that. (i haven’t used sharepod in a while so im not so sure where the music/movies go when you put them on your computer. If you cant find them try seearching your computer for them.)

    #881751
    YW fan
    Participant

    sharepod is the way to go!

    #881752
    daniela
    Participant

    You should be able to select all music in your new folder and then drag it into iTunes.

    #881753
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Sorry, I meant, “TouchCopy”. It is an awesome program that was created precisely for this. And there’s a 15 day free trial.

    #881754
    bygirl93
    Member

    Thank you for all your help…….

    #881755
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    It seems that all these programs such as sharepod, iphoneexplorer, etc somehow break into the ipod file system to let you copy the files. Does anybody know how this actually works so that someone can do it themselves without using a third party program?

    #881756
    daniela
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    The ipod file system is off-limits to the user, so, as you say, it is necessary to “break into it” if one actually wants root access (for example to set up an internet filter for iPhone / iPod, or for many other reasons). However the part of the filesystem which holds music files, podcasts and the like, is accessible. In other terms no jailbreak is needed. Also there is no DRM on iTunes downloads and iOS devices since a few years. Things can be moved freely back and forth.

    If you wish to do directly without third-party software, this is definitely possible, however one needs to modify the “hidden files” option and do a few things in windows, it’s no big deal but it’s much easier to have a todo list while going through it. If you search, you will find the detailed instructions. I don’t post because links get deleted.

    Both the third-party software and the operating system folders method will show the user whatever’s available. On a jailbroken iDevice it is all of the filesystem, which becomes completely accessible. On a non jailbroken iDevice it will be only those parts of the filesystem that iOS makes it available to the user to access directly.

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