Song transfer from Ipod to itunes problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by tchristie1, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to this but I need help with my 4th Gen ipod. I'm a PC user and it recently crashed (hmm no surprise there then) unfortunately I lost all my songs in the process - they are all on the ipod though. I had to do a clean re-install of XP but I now I have the dilemma of how I'm supposed to get the songs off the ipod back into itunes. I read a post before that said if itunes is empty when I connect my ipod all the songs will be wiped off, is there anyway round this? Please help!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    apple removed the ipod download option from itunes. do a google for "ipod download". there are multiple programs, and even a software hack that will help you out.
     
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    AliensAreFuzzy

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    You could always just open up the hidden folder called ipod_control and then go to music and get it that way
     
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    MacBandit

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    Apple never offered a feature to get music off of the iPod. They did block software that did that though.

    Here's a list of programs that do this in windows.

    http://www.versiontracker.com/php/s...n=search&str=ipod+copy&plt[]=windows&x=13&y=8
     
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    AmigoMac

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    Dude, you use XP and have no backup of your files... :eek:
    Of course you have to be worried about your music, what else did you lose?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone,

    The software worked and my Itunes library is now safe on my HD again. (well as safe as it can be in XP!)
    Ironic thing was that I was trying to backup my system when XP crashed - I managed to salvage some things but most were lost to the black hole of microsoft.
    Including most notably my photographs and some Autocad drawings - im an architecture student and my tutor was not best pleased!
    If only I could run Autocad on mac I would have been a convert a long time ago.

    It may still happen - I'll make do with something like vectorworks.
    Next PB here I come! :)
     

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