Transferring Files from iPod with iPod Rip

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by aziz2, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2004
    I recently had a harddrive wipage and need to transfer my songs from my iPod to my Hard Drive. I have downloaded iPod Rip.

    However, when I plug in my iPod, iTunes starts up and the default setting is to automatically update the iPod (meaning it will erase all my songs).

    How do hook up my iPod without riskin iTunes erasing everything?

    I turned off iSync, but there is no setting I can find to make iTunes not automatically update my iPod (which is the default).


  2. macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    Honestly I think you just have to click the iPod icon that shows up right away, or hit the little 'x' in the display window to stop it from updating. Would it be possible to do this on a different computer? At least there the iPod won't be 'linked' to the computer, so it won't try to update anything.

    Othe rthan that, I'm interested in this answer also if anybody else knows.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    if i plug in my ipod while under a different user, it asks me if i want to wipe so this type of accident doesn't happen... i'm sure it'd be the same way for you... itunes knows that it is not linked with an ipod, and you'd have to click a dialog for it to erase the ipod...

  4. macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2004
    Albuquerque, NM
    I'd suggest just creating an Archive of and then tossing the original, extracting your iPod's songs (and why not get a free app like Broken Helix ?), and then unarchive

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