How to transfer ipod song onto a new computer

michelle_phxazOctober 7, 2010

I have read a few stories that when they plug their iPods into a new computer that and press "Synch" all the music goes away from their ipod.

I want to figure this out without wiping out my Ipod.


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Apple doesn't make it easy to move songs from an iPod to another computer. I would strongly suggest backing up the contents of your iPod before proceeding.

You can find some help at the link. Note that these instructions do NOT apply to the iPod Touch.

Here is a link that might be useful: music to a new computer

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 7:33AM
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Have you purchased songs and/or video that are protected? If so, you'll also want to make sure you decommission the old PC AFTER transferring the songs and videos. With protected content, there's a limit to how many devices it can be copied to. I don't think decommission is the right word, but it's something like that. It frees that license so you can transfer to another computer.

One way I've done it is to just copy the itunes folder in My Music to an external drive, then copy that to the new computer.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2010 at 12:02AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I do not use Itunes but did just see this topic on Kim Komando site
Transferring an iTunes library to a new PC

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 2:31PM
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Yeah, didn't work. Erased everything. Good thing is is that I have all the songs saved on another HD and can pull them from there.

Next question is that my 4GB iPod doesn't hold hardly any of the library I have collected, I need a newer, larger holding iPod. The price is an issue, anyone know where I can get a good used one for cheaps?


    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 7:00AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

this is why I do not use ipod or itunes or any of their oh so proprietary stuff, plus they kill you with price, so many great other brands out there that do the same thing and more and don't provide the grief of having that name attached.
Have you considered looking at some of those other brands?
Like zune, sandisk, sony, Creative makes some awesome products, try doing some searches for some of the top mp3 players. Also you can now get the ones with hard drives in them as well as the flash drive ones.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 2:49PM
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I forgot my ipod on a plane and bought a used one on ebay, but it wouldn't hold a charge so I gave up and returned it.

My new ipod is a Pandigital Novel.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 12:50AM
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Well, lucky me! I don't know what happened, but I left the iPod plugged into the computer last night when I was done with it and today all the songs are back! The iPod still was in the middle of doing something, it warned me not to unplug it still, but I did and all the songs are back.

Thanks for the info and advice, I would be happy to go with a different MP3 player, iPod is all I have ever known so I just didn't consider another brand.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 3:47AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

bpgreen me too!! and with the ability to use a 32 gig SD card in it you can put a lot on it! Plus you can surf, email, view pics and play games. I love mine. However the size difference would be a problem for some.

Glad you got your ipod back the way you wanted it, yea never a good idea to unplug when it says not to can cause some major corruptions.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2010 at 12:47PM
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