iTunes is not copying music to my iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by BPD-FLA, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. BPD-FLA macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    I need help - my iTunes (the latest version on a MacBook Pro) is not allowing me to copy music from the library to an iPod.

    Most of the music is imported in, not purchased from iTunes. When I drag to load on to the iPod, it says "File Not Found" - I am guessing it is because it is a mp3 not a mp4? I am not sure how it cannot be found, when I can play the song in iTunes on my computer?

    Do I need to convert these song files to mp4? If so, what program can I use? I used to use AudioHub before it went away - I have since purchased a new machine and cannot access it any more.

  2. FixYouriTunes macrumors member


    Oct 16, 2010
    San Francisco
    The first thing I do when I run in to an unexplainable situation like this is to restart the computer. Also make sure the iPod is fully charged etc. Those are all important things to consider.
  3. Inseoul macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2010
    iTunes cannot sync from iPod to library with new laptop

    I had an iPod Nano which I sync to my laptop previously. However after I change my laptop to a new Dell laptop, I downloaded iTunes and tried to sync my iPod to this new laptop, but was unsuccessful:

    1) iTunes ask "to replace music from this iPod with music in the library". There is no music in the library yet so I was worried this will override all the songs in my iPod
    - iTunes only allow sync action from library to iPod but not from existing iPod to music library - why?

    2) I tried to open up iTunes using the application copied from my previous laptop but the application will not open

    Pls help as I don't know how to backup my songs into my new laptop and my iPod always require restoring and I'm afraid I will lose all my songs

  4. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    Except for those tracks purchased directly on the iPod touch/iPhone, iTunes media syncing is one-way. This was a concession from Apple to the music labels; it helps deter rampant music piracy. So yes, if you had replied "Yes" to that "Replace music...?" question, that would have deleted all your songs off your iPod.

    There are ways of getting around this, but I wouldn't bother with it in your case. You still have your music files on your old laptop, right?

    Assuming you still have your files on your old laptop, AND you have a USB removable drive (like a USB flash/thumb drive or USB external hard drive), you could copy your music to the USB drive, then from the USB drive to your new laptop. Then, install a fresh copy of iTunes on your new computer-- don't just copy the program, download a fresh copy direct from Apple and install. Make sure it launches, then add the files you've copied over into your Library.

    Once you're satisfied that the iTunes library on your new laptop has all your songs, you can then sync your iPod to the new library and safely answer "Yes" to the "Replace music" question.

    EDIT: Hold up... that last comment...
    How old is this iPod? If your iPod always requires restoring, have you considered replacing it with a newer one?

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