Switching computers with iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Keegman650, May 11, 2008.

  1. Keegman650 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2008
    I'm going to buy a new computer over the summer. My current computer runs on Windows XP and the new one will use Windows Vista (64-bit, if that matters). I have some questions, though.
    How exactly do I take all of my itunes songs and move them to my new computer?
    I put a lot of time and effort into making my jailbroken iPod touch perfect. Will my 1.1.1 iTunes software be able to be directly moved to my new computer and work properly, even with vista? Or will I lose all of my jailbroken stuff and do it all over again? My main concern is just trying to get everything to be the same with my current XP computer as it is going to be with my new Vista computer. Thanks
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Switching computers shouldn't affect your firmware or applications unless you want it to by clicking "restore". though syncing to a new computer will wipe the files in your iTunes library.

    Invest in an external hard drive, put your songs on there, plug it into your new computer and transfer the files over. Then load them into your new iTunes library.
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Better yet use a thumbdrive.
  4. trevor57 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2008
    United States
    i agree with the other posters ideas, but if you don't want to buy something new or don't have a thumbdrive or external drive, could you just use your ipod to transfer your songs onto your computer?

    assuming you have all of your songs on your ipod, you could just use a program like ephpod to take all of your songs off your ipod. i've used it before and it works great. i haven't used it with my ipod touch though i don't think, but i'm pretty sure it would work (you might want to try it before). i also don't know for sure that it works with vista, as i haven't used it with it, but according to their website it works with vista.
  5. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    Something like that might work for your media, but if you have purchased the January software update, you'll also want to take the extra step of copying the unlocking file from the old computer to the new one. It's a realtively small file (only a few kilobytes) so it souldn't be too hard just to email it to yourself if all else fails.

    If you do not copy the unlock file over, then there's a risk you might lose accsss to the January software update if you ever restore the iPod Touch while it's connected to the new PC.

    The file is located here:
    %HOMEPATH%\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\Mobile Applications

    Where %HOMEPATH% is typically:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<YOUR_USER_NAME>
  6. Keegman650 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2008
    I got all the way to the iTunes folder in Apple Computer and couldn't find Mobile Applications.
  7. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    You said that your iPod was jailbroken and running software version 1.1.1 -- had you actually purchased the January software update or not?

    If you haven't purchased the January software update, then that folder probably doesn't exist on your machine.
  8. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    am i able to manually add songs to my iPod touch without restoring it on various Operating Systems if i switch between OSX Leopard or Tiger to XP?

    i have all my music on an external disk and i use a few computers from home, work and portables that if i had a song i wanted to add or play my iPod Touch with itunes & charge with that computer i should be able to without a restore correct?

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