Uploading non-iTunes music to Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saldyl, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. saldyl macrumors newbie

    saldyl

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    So, this is convoluted. I had a PC for years and it crashed. All the music on it was lost. Luckily, a lot of it was on my iPhone 4. I've been trying to upload all the old mp3s on my old iPhone 4 to my Macbook Air. Unfortunately, iTunes ONLY shows the music that I bought through iTunes. All the old mp3s I uploaded from my now-dead PC seem to go into Macbook outer space when I try to sync. I've googled this issue like crazy, and people advise downloading programs like Media Monkey or iExplorer. I tried, and none of them are working. One isn't even opening, and the other still only shows iTunes purchased music. Any ideas on what I should do?? I don't want to carry around my 4 and 6 phones just for the music.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    I use iexplorer, and it does can finish your job, although, that feature is a paid feature.

    However, you can still open iTunes library on your iPhone 4, copy music back, and try to import them back to iTunes. The filename of those songs would be completely not understandable but if metadata is embedded, then this should be easier.
     
  3. saldyl thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    You should be able to plug the old iPhone into your Air and use an app called senutI to pull the old non-iTunes music files off of it.
     
  5. saldyl thread starter macrumors newbie

    saldyl

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    I actually tried and my Mac keeps rejecting Senuti
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    That's really weird. Does your Mac give you a specific error message?
     

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