View Full Version : How to Back up gracefully from iPod

Sep 16, 2009, 12:30 AM
So I have an 80GB iPod Classic and I used to have a 500GB external drive where my iTunes library lived. iTunes (9) itself is of course on my main internal HD.

The external 500 died this morning, taking my library with it. I have another drive to put it on to (well, by tomorrow). My iTunes now thinks all my music is at the default location. How can I (or is there a way) gracefully get my music from my iPod to my computer in such away that I don't have to reimport? Can I save my ratings and playlists?

I recently changed the iTunes organization to the new 9 style, but I don't think I updated my iPod to reflect those changes...

I also have a ton of Podcasts. Am I going to have to re-subscribe?

This has been an awful, awful week for me. Any help you guys could give me would be most appreciated.

Sep 16, 2009, 10:22 PM
use these two programs to recover and retag you files file salvage and jaikoz you have to pay for them (not much) but they will recover about 90% of your files

Sep 17, 2009, 10:24 AM
Use iPoddisk or iPodrip. I'm pretty sure they're both free.