How to manually import music from ipod to computer?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Emsmu, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Emsmu macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2008
    My friend and I have tried a few times to get music from their ipod onto my itunes, but we don't want to delete my entire library while doing this. Is there a way to just drag/drop from the ipod onto my computer without syncing it to my itunes?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Sounds like copyright piracy to me which we can't discuss here ;). But there are definitely ways and means to do it.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    iTunes is strictly one way computer to iPod. Anything on the iPod that is not in your iTunes is lost when you sync it. There are 3rd party programs that allow you to backup your iPod to iTunes, which is what I use to sync my iBook iTunes with my iMac iTunes; it's all music from CD and I've added the lyrics and artwork. However, you can easily slip into copyright issues if you're trying to get music from someone else's iPod, which is partly why the iPod/iTunes link is officially one way only iTunes to iPod.

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