Music transfer question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chumburro2U, Oct 29, 2010.

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    Chumburro2U

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    My old Windows computer breathed its last breath ( hard drive failure). I am finally going the Mac way (iMac). How can I transfer my music on my iPod (windows formatted) to the iMac. Can it be done? I also have an iPhone 4, with all my music on it, but it's also windows formatted. Any help would be appreciated.:eek:
     
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    FixYouriTunes

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    This is a tough one but if you are patient and are willing to go through a series of steps then you can do it.

    1st - you need to make sure when you connect your iPod to your iMac to make sure it does not automatically sync.

    2nd - you need to search and launch Terminal in your iMac.

    3rd - you need to copy and paste the following commands separately then hit return after each command:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    killall Finder

    4th - then double click your iPod icon on your desktop.

    5th - find the iPod control folder

    6th - find and open the music folder

    7th - copy the music to a new folder somewhere on your desktop. name that folder something recognizable like 'Music From Recovered iPod'

    8th - launch iTunes and copy the music into iTunes

    9th - that's it! you've recovered your iPod music!!
     
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    Chumburro2U

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    Thanks for the info

    Will give it a try. Was hoping to download software to do that because I am a novice when using Mac computers. Thanks again. :)
     

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