Copy from iPod to iTunes

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Tex-Twil, Nov 13, 2008.

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    Tex-Twil

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    Hi,
    is that officially possible ? This article says :

    I did it and nothing happens ! My problem is that I have an iPod Nano, I purchased a lot of music via iTunes on my old notebook PC. Now I bought a new MBP, sold my PC and I want to move my purchases to my MBP ....

    When I click the "Transfer Purchases from iPod" nothing happens !!


    Thanks,
    Tex

    nobody ?
     
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    sandman42

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    Have you authorized your new computer on the same iTunes account as your old one? If what you want to do is going to work at all you'll have to make sure you do that first. Try going to the iTunes Music Store on your new computer and signing in with the AppleID and password you used with your old computer.
     
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    n-abounds

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    If you're comfortable with Terminal, type in the following. It will make all hidden files visible on your computer/iPod. Then you can navigate around your iPod with Finder, and copy any files you want.

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder

    To make the files invisible again, enter the following:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    ok but there are a lot of folders and mp3 files and I dont know which to copy


    Folders like "F00, F01..."

    Isn't there an easier way to do this ?
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    ok, I've just found out that the file manager I use "Disk Order" has a nice iPod Explorer which allows to copy what I need very easily :)
     
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    sandman42

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    If you actually are transferring back 'protected' files (e.g. DRM-ed music purchased from the iTunes Music Store), you'll still need to authorize your new computer on your iTunes account or the music won't play in iTunes. When you go to play the music iTunes will ask you if you want to authorize this computer, then all you have to do is enter the password for the account and it should work fine.
     
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    Lexoticstylez02

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    If nothing else above works, try Senuti if you are using OS X. You can transfer songs off your iPod to your computer.
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    @sandman42, I thought that the songs from iTunes weren't protected by a DRM anymore. In any case, I imported them again im my MBP and I wasn't asked to authorize whatever :)
     
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    Ivan P

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    It doesn't matter, if it's bought from the iTunes store it won't play unless it's been authorised on that particular computer.
     
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    forafireescape

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    Just go ahead and get a program to do it for you. If you're not super-techy (like me) then it will make it easier. Some have been suggested already; I suggest you give them a try :)
     
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    sandman42

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    Apple doesn't DRM iTunes Plus songs, but 'regular' songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store still have DRM. And, just to be clear (you may well know this already but some people are still confused), songs that you import yourself (e.g. from your own CDs) won't have DRM and can be freely transferred to any computer.
     

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