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    iTunes and iPod help.

    Basically, my old PC that had all my music on along with iTunes went kaput, so this PC I'm using now is too crap to even run iTunes, but when I get a new PC, does anyone know how to get the music off my iPod, onto my PCs HDD? Can't plug it into iTunes because it will end up formatting and deleting everything, which I don't want...

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    I would like to know this aswell??

    Good ol Google strikes again!

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    I'd go into iTunes beforehand and just disable the sync options for the iPod.

    Edit - if that's not working for you, try this one instead:
    engadget.com/200…od/

    You could always put your old HDD into your new PC and transfer you iTunes Music folder over, that way you keep playlists, artwork and everything.

    Of course this is providing it wasn't the HDD that failed in the first Machine.

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    Celticsun;3146478

    You could always put your old HDD into your new PC and transfer you … You could always put your old HDD into your new PC and transfer you iTunes Music folder over, that way you keep playlists, artwork and everything.Of course this is providing it wasn't the HDD that failed in the first Machine.



    I was using my external HDD, and everything was wiped on it because of what happened. I saw a magazine when I was on holiday, shows all the new gadgets coming out (forgot the name of it, but its well known) and a kind of transfer cable and software are being released which is the main purpose of this. Just wondering if anyone else saw it?

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    Xb0xGuru;3146281

    Good ol Google strikes … Good ol Google strikes again!http://lifehacker.com/software/ipod/how-to-copy-songs-from-your-ipod-to-your-pc-105256.phpI'd go into iTunes beforehand and just disable the sync options for the iPod.Edit - if that's not working for you, try this one instead:http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/02/how-to-get-music-off-your-ipod/



    that ephpod looks really good actually, will give this a try later on Cheers.

    Meadsy4742;3146527

    I was using my external HDD, and everything was wiped on it because of … I was using my external HDD, and everything was wiped on it because of what happened. I saw a magazine when I was on holiday, shows all the new gadgets coming out (forgot the name of it, but its well known) and a kind of transfer cable and software are being released which is the main purpose of this. Just wondering if anyone else saw it?



    You can get USB to HDD cables from ebay for a couple of quid that will allow you to simply connect a HDD to your USB socket, Is that what you mean?

    Original Poster

    Celticsun;3147011

    You can get USB to HDD cables from ebay for a couple of quid that will … You can get USB to HDD cables from ebay for a couple of quid that will allow you to simply connect a HDD to your USB socket, Is that what you mean?



    But there isnt an option on the iPod to transfer all the files to the HDD, it works for something like camcorders and that. Don't think it would work on the iPod.

    Meadsy4742;3147265

    But there isnt an option on the iPod to transfer all the files to the … But there isnt an option on the iPod to transfer all the files to the HDD, it works for something like camcorders and that. Don't think it would work on the iPod.



    Ah I see, sorry thought you were talking about the old HDD not the iPod.

    In That case the easiest way it to use one of the software options the others have suggested.

    I am surprised the external HDD cant be recovered though unless you wiped it clean? What was wrong with the old machine?

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    Celticsun;3147951

    Ah I see, sorry thought you were talking about the old HDD not the … Ah I see, sorry thought you were talking about the old HDD not the iPod.In That case the easiest way it to use one of the software options the others have suggested.I am surprised the external HDD cant be recovered though unless you wiped it clean? What was wrong with the old machine?



    I didn't wipe it clean, my old PC kept getting the blue screen of death...I must have been saving something to the HDD, it corrupted it and I had to lose everything. It was a mystery with what actually happened, I originally thought it was the mobo, but I bought a new one and that didn't solve anything, tried new RAM, nothing, new graphics card, same...in the end I've had to buy a someones old setup from when they upgraded.

    Meadsy4742;3148061

    I didn't wipe it clean, my old PC kept getting the blue screen of … I didn't wipe it clean, my old PC kept getting the blue screen of death...I must have been saving something to the HDD, it corrupted it and I had to lose everything. It was a mystery with what actually happened, I originally thought it was the mobo, but I bought a new one and that didn't solve anything, tried new RAM, nothing, new graphics card, same...in the end I've had to buy a someones old setup from when they upgraded.




    So if you still have the old HDD you may be able to access it as a slave, BSOD is usually more often than not a horrible conflict with the system (windoze) so if you still have the HDD its probably accessable and your files will generally be intact.

    I'd at least attempt hooking it up as a secondary drive to try and recover my files.

    Banned

    If you enable disk mode on your iPod you should be able to see all the files in My Computer and drag them onto your PC and then use these files in iTunes as your library. They'll have odd looking file names when you've taken them from your iPod but will sort themselves out into the right album in iTunes.

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    JDE;3155631

    If you enable disk mode on your iPod you should be able to see all the … If you enable disk mode on your iPod you should be able to see all the files in My Computer and drag them onto your PC and then use these files in iTunes as your library. They'll have odd looking file names when you've taken them from your iPod but will sort themselves out into the right album in iTunes.



    I don't have iTunes on this PC, its really slow. So I can't enable disk-mode on the iPod. I just want the songs thats on my iPod now, onto my external HDD ready for when I get a new PC that will be able to run iTunes.

    Ooh excellent, can't wait to try this...been looking for this info for ages. Thanks!

    Banned

    i had a program called ipod agent that basically lets you rip the music from your ipod to your PC - something which apple wont let you do.

    Cant remember where it came from right enough. You need to register your ipod with the new version of itunes when you download it - this should save it being wiped out.

    ]ipod access for windows is what i used when my itunes failed, worked a treat ripping the music from the ipod onto my hdd
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