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I Need To Get Audio From My Ipod To My PC

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January 25, 2010 1:28:02 PM

I have a 160GB Ipod classic that has about 40GB of music on it. I just built my first PC. I need to copy all of my music on my Ipod to my new PC. I hear that there is software that will transfer your ipod stuff to your pc. I did some searching but did not find anything good that is for free. Each one I tried only let's you transfer about 100 songs. I know there is good freeware out there for ipod to pc transfer, I just cannot find any. Does anyone know of a good program to use for what I need to do? Please provide a link if possible.

Thanks for your time!

- manooly

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March 1, 2010 6:33:04 PM

Can anyone that has used this verify it's functionality? I'm on the outlook for a good free iPod to Computer utility, but this one looks like you have to pay for it if you want full functionality.
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March 2, 2010 5:53:41 PM

Itunes should work.
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April 11, 2010 2:11:03 AM

I think you will be needing Itunes for that

as far as I m aware Ipods only worth with itunes
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April 11, 2010 12:47:23 PM

This borrowed from: http://www.soundpixels.com/


Moving your music from your iPod to your PC

1. In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View. In the Advanced Settings list, under Hidden files and folders, check the radio button for “Show hidden files and folders”. Then click OK. You’ll get a Windows security warning but it’s safe enough to disregard it as we will only be disabling this function for a short while.

2. Plug in your iPod. In Windows Explorer, a folder will now appear with the name of your iPod.

Double-click on that. Go to the sub-folders “iPod_Control” and then “music”. You’ll find your music there randomly scattered across multiple folders and with scrambled file names. But don’t worry, the ID3 tags are still fully intact and we are now going to “unscramble” the files.

3. But first copy all the music from those iPod folders into a new folder on your hard-drive. Move all the songs into one single folder and discard all the folders that your iPod made. By the end, you should have one folder in your hard-drive with all the scrambled files together.

4. Open up iTunes and do the following : Go to Edit > Preferences. Under the Advanced tab, under the General “sub-tab”, select the local folder where you have copied the music from your iPod (by clicking Change…).

Check the box “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” and click OK. Also make sure you have wiped all previous music from iTunes so your playlists are blank.

5. In iTunes, click “File” then “add folder to library”. Select the folder where all your copied music is. iTunes will now re-import all your music back into the playlists. But more importantly, because you have previously clicked “Keep iTunes Music Folder organised”, iTunes will now start renaming and organising your songs into their correct names, albums and folders. This may take a while depending on how many songs you have in your iTunes library.

There you have it. Oh and don’t forget to go back into Windows Explorer, and to Tools > Folder Options > View. Reverse what you did so the hidden files remain hidden again. You may also want to de-select “Keep iTunes Music Folder organised” if you don’t normally use that option.

You may want to also take this opportunity (before doing the above) to wipe your iPod and revert it back to the factory settings. Lifehacker also suggests defragging your iPod (although I think that is potentially rife with problems). Then afterwards, just use iTunes to move your music from your PC back to your iPod.

Reverting it back to factory settings is good for getting rid of any crap that has built up inside the iPod and making it run faster. After all, the iPod is basically a hard-drive and like PC hard-drives, an iPod can do with a purge once in a while to give it its speed back.
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April 18, 2010 2:01:58 PM

yep all you need really is itunes.
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May 13, 2010 5:40:28 PM

Yeap, all you really need is a USB cable...
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May 13, 2010 6:15:18 PM

lol he already knows that....
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May 13, 2010 6:15:33 PM

anyway they provide u with it.
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June 1, 2010 11:12:00 PM

excuse me apple hardware noobness, as stated before, I always through you had to use itunes with anything apple :p 
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June 2, 2010 5:19:24 PM

for music?? ye.
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August 27, 2010 5:57:13 PM

Thanks. I've done this before and it works! I'm afraid to try it using just Itunes. Might lose all the music. Do you know if this works with Windows 7? Thanks.




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This borrowed from: http://www.soundpixels.com/


Moving your music from your iPod to your PC

1. In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View. In the Advanced Settings list, under Hidden files and folders, check the radio button for “Show hidden files and folders”. Then click OK. You’ll get a Windows security warning but it’s safe enough to disregard it as we will only be disabling this function for a short while.

2. Plug in your iPod. In Windows Explorer, a folder will now appear with the name of your iPod.

Double-click on that. Go to the sub-folders “iPod_Control” and then “music”. You’ll find your music there randomly scattered across multiple folders and with scrambled file names. But don’t worry, the ID3 tags are still fully intact and we are now going to “unscramble” the files.

3. But first copy all the music from those iPod folders into a new folder on your hard-drive. Move all the songs into one single folder and discard all the folders that your iPod made. By the end, you should have one folder in your hard-drive with all the scrambled files together.

4. Open up iTunes and do the following : Go to Edit > Preferences. Under the Advanced tab, under the General “sub-tab”, select the local folder where you have copied the music from your iPod (by clicking Change…).

Check the box “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” and click OK. Also make sure you have wiped all previous music from iTunes so your playlists are blank.

5. In iTunes, click “File” then “add folder to library”. Select the folder where all your copied music is. iTunes will now re-import all your music back into the playlists. But more importantly, because you have previously clicked “Keep iTunes Music Folder organised”, iTunes will now start renaming and organising your songs into their correct names, albums and folders. This may take a while depending on how many songs you have in your iTunes library.

There you have it. Oh and don’t forget to go back into Windows Explorer, and to Tools > Folder Options > View. Reverse what you did so the hidden files remain hidden again. You may also want to de-select “Keep iTunes Music Folder organised” if you don’t normally use that option.

You may want to also take this opportunity (before doing the above) to wipe your iPod and revert it back to the factory settings. Lifehacker also suggests defragging your iPod (although I think that is potentially rife with problems). Then afterwards, just use iTunes to move your music from your PC back to your iPod.

Reverting it back to factory settings is good for getting rid of any crap that has built up inside the iPod and making it run faster. After all, the iPod is basically a hard-drive and like PC hard-drives, an iPod can do with a purge once in a while to give it its speed back.

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Anonymous
August 27, 2010 6:34:57 PM

I followed a slightly different way of doing much the same in XP when I wanted to retrieve some music from a secondhand iPod before putting my own music on it. I don't see why it shouldn't work in Win7 -- though where facilities are presented differently in Win7 you may have to improvise a bit.

I'd only warn you that it was boring and repetitive and a few songs slipped through without regaining their original names -- they still play though.
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