Accidentally deleted music on computer but still on iPod HELP!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Fretboard, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Fretboard macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2009

    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.
  2. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    yes, it is possible, i remember doing the same thing a couple years ago

    just google it and you'll find the answer
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    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
    cp -R Music ~/Desktop/.
    This will copy all your music to your Mac's desktop. You can then import this back into iTunes.
  4. Fretboard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2009
    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

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