Regarding reverse transfer of songs

Discussion in 'iPod' started by analog4ndy, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. analog4ndy macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2006
    I viewed the posts until my eyes hurt, but couldnt find the answer haha. however ill still ask this question even though its probably considered by many as a dumb one.

    I have a 30 gig 5th gen ipod video on which i have six or seven gigs of music. Some time back, my computer on which all the music was stored crashed unexpectedly and i lost along with a term paper, all of my music. However I still have all the music on the ipod obviously, I just charge it with a regular ac jack charger. The only reason for this that I was afraid that because itunes automatically syncs up your ipod and asks you to update, i was afraid id lose everything especially considering there is music on it that i desperately want to save.

    I guess my question is...

    Once I get my new computer and install itunes, is there a program or a way to reverse the upload of songs? so as to be able to take the songs on my ipod and load them on to a new computer. If its a quick fix, im obviously an idiot and ill accept that. If there is a neccessary application to do this, I'm willing to dld it.

    Thanks very much
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    i'm sure there's a app out there to do that, i just dont know it.. however i did try to manually perform that once, it wasn't the most fun thing i can tell you...

    go into terminal and browse your ipod, (or make sure you see the hidden files and browse ipod with finder).. and there is a folder there storing all the songs, in some systematic names (not your original song file name).. but if you drag them all into itunes, most them should be recognized nicely.
  3. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL
  4. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
  5. analog4ndy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2006
    thanks everyone,

    i'll probably use a different program other than senuti because i have windows and not mac os and i'm pretty sure senuti is only for macs.

    Thanks again!
  6. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    The guide I linked had plenty of Windows options. Hope one works out for you.

  7. analog4ndy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2006
    Still having trouble using programs like ipodrip, however when installing, it needs a .net program which i dld however augment length was wrong and even though the program says it can attempt to continue, it still does not successfully lods. sharepod requires you to copy its executable into the ipod directory which i did but an unexpected error occurs.

    anapod works but i can only do 25 songs,

    i was wondering what the manual way to transfer the songs was. I need the correct procedure for windows xp, not mac os.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  8. thispart macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2006
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Best Program

    The best program I have used it called "Ephpod" you can find it on or pretty much anywhere on Google, its very simple and easy to use. I have the same iPod as you and I am going through the same thing with computer's also.

    The program is free btw
  9. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
  10. RECD Designz macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2006
    Not free but I have heard good things about this one:

  11. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    I also was lucky and got a 30GB video iPod on X-mas and have been looking at iPod.iTunes by because it claims to also handle videos as well.
    If any one has more info about the video aspect of this or has the little app. please give a good or bad piece of input.
    I use to use PodUtil with my last Nano so the music part isn't an issue just making sure the video can be restored to my iMac if something bad should happen ;)
    Thanks for the links to the other apps. as well :D

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