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Apple I-pod help please ...

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hi all,
I've done a foolish thing! My friend uploaded a lot of my music for me to my I-pod when I first bought it as I didnt have a laptop at home. He's a Mac guy, so he formatted my i-pod to Mac. I didnt really think about it at the time, but I've since bought a PC & the obvious has happened - I cant upload anything to my i-pod without reformatting it - which means wiping all the music off the player! To make things worse, I gave away all my cds when I uploaded the music, so if I wipe it, I lose it all.
Does anyone know of a way to fix this (which doesnt involve me forking out for a Mac!)?
Thanks!!
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
This could be a bit tricky, there are many programs out there made to copy the unprotected music files from your ipod to your pc, but the ipod has to be in 'disc mode', which, (I may be wrong) you cant do without first formating it to windows using itunes, hence the original problem, boom, there goes your music.

Hopefully there will be someone along who can assist you further.

Welcome to hukd by the way! :thumbsup:
#2
cant you take it back him, get him to get the music off for you copy it to a flash drive or portable hardrive. You format it on your pc then put the music back on.
#3
Thanks both of you.
Actually, my Mac friend is unavailable at the moment (which is why I'm turning to you for advice) :)
But I'm sure I know at least one other Mac person! So I should be able to get it onto a portable drive. However, I figured that copying the music to a drive would leave me with the same problem of different formats ... ? (Sorry if I'm being thick!)
#4
if they copy the music to a drive it should be in either mp3 or m4a so it shouldnt matter if its a mac or pc as the music format says the same. I can copy music between my windows laptop and mac no problems. Hope that helps a bit.
#5
Thanks so much!!!
#6
or maybe have a go with the free trial of this first http://www.mediafour.com/products/xplay/ not used it but might be worth a go?
#7
surfsmurf
Thanks both of you.
Actually, my Mac friend is unavailable at the moment (which is why I'm turning to you for advice) :)
But I'm sure I know at least one other Mac person! So I should be able to get it onto a portable drive. However, I figured that copying the music to a drive would leave me with the same problem of different formats ... ? (Sorry if I'm being thick!)


No problem, usually a hard drive isnt mac specific, so can be seen and used on a pc, but Im not 100% sure, again it probably goes down to how its formated.

For example a pc hard drive, and a pc formated ipod, can be seen and used on a mac, so if you take your own hard drive from your end, there wont be any problem.

Its made by the same people who make the macdrive software.

A mac formated hard drive, and a mac formated ipod cant be seen on a pc, cant be seen on a pc without special software.

Is the ipod in disk mode allready, if it is, you can download something like macdrive, so your pc can then see and use the ipods memory, and then download a ipod to pc backup program, and your away to go, its worth a try.

Edit - xplay 3 should work - aslong as the ipod is enabled for disc use. Well done united!
#8
Great I will give it a go! Fingers crossed!

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