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Fretboard
Oct 25, 2009, 10:36 PM
Hello,

I am very stressed out about this. I copied my music onto a external hard drive and I was having issues with it not copying all my music so I decided to delete the music from my external hard drive and start over...little did I know that deleted all my music...from my computer. Just for the record I am copying this from a computer to a mac or at least was trying to. I still have all my music and videos and everything on my iPod Video. Is possible to transfer all this music from my iPod to my new mac? Please help me. Any possible help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much.



chill.
Oct 25, 2009, 11:41 PM
yes, it is possible, i remember doing the same thing a couple years ago

just google it and you'll find the answer

plinden
Oct 25, 2009, 11:47 PM
Plug your iPod in to the Mac. Don't let it sync.

Open Terminal and type:
cd /Volumes; ls

You'll see a listing of all volumes including your iPod. Note the name and type the following. If there's a space you need to use a \:
cd <name of your iPod>/iPod_Control
cp -R Music ~/Desktop/.

For example, if your iPod is formatted for Windows, it's name might be listed as FRETBOARD_S IPOD, so type
cd FRETBOARD_S\ IPOD
cp -R Music ~/Desktop/.

This will copy all your music to your Mac's desktop. You can then import this back into iTunes.

Fretboard
Oct 25, 2009, 11:54 PM
Plug your iPod in to the Mac. Don't let it sync.

Open Terminal and type:
cd /Volumes; ls

You'll see a listing of all volumes including your iPod. Note the name and type the following. If there's a space you need to use a \:
cd <name of your iPod>/iPod_Control
cp -R Music ~/Desktop/.

For example, if your iPod is formatted for Windows, it's name might be listed as FRETBOARD_S IPOD, so type
cd FRETBOARD_S\ IPOD
cp -R Music ~/Desktop/.

This will copy all your music to your Mac's desktop. You can then import this back into iTunes.

Yes I had tried that but then I read it a little further...and it says doesn't work with ipod video/iphone. So I decided to bite the bullet and use "iPod Rip" and I highly recommend it! Saved me tremendous stress...almost threw a lot of money down the toilet. Any ways I really do appreciate you guys helping me out.

Thanks again