Rip Songs From fat 32 mini to pc then convert to mac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by macbeliever, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. macbeliever macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi All,

    I have an old iPod mini that still powers up and plays music. The pc with the actual files is long gone. I have close to 4 gbs worth of mp3s on the mini. What I want to do is rip the songs back to a windows pc. Then convert them over to my mac.

    They were all installed CDs that I owned not purchased through iTunes.

    Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    FAT32 doesn't matter, it's natively supported (read and write) by Mac OS X, so you don't need to touch a windows machine :p

    Plug it in to your mac, go to iTunes, select the mini, and enable Disk Mode/Usage/whatever. The mini should now show up in the finder.

    Type this in to finder so it will show hidden files
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    in Finder, go to Go > Go to Folder and paste


    Where "iPod" is what your iPod's name appears to be in Finder.

    Once you're there type m4a (or mp3 in to the search bar, dependant on which format you're music's in, if you're not sure try one after the other) in the search bar. Then change Search "This Mac" to "Music".

    Finder will show a list of your music, copy and paste it to wherever you want. You might want to use an app to change those funky file names to the name of the song, II'm not sure what you could use to do this :/

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