So my iPod has been synced to our desktop, and I have bought some music from my ipod that is not on the desktop. But now i have a new computer and i want my music from my ipod, not the desktop, on the itunes on the new computer, but transfer purchases isn't working. So.. is there a way to transfer from the ipod on to the new itunes? Or can someone at the genius bar do that for me?
The problem is that you can only sync your iPod/Phone/Pad/Whatever to one library at a time. If you want to keep everything, you're going to have to manually copy your files over from the old computer to the new one.
If you've genuinely bought the songs from iTunes Store to your iPod, you should be able to transfer purchases without any problems, as long as you authorize your new computer with the same iTunes account that you bought your songs with.
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You just need to make sure the ipod is marked as a mass storage device through my computer after clicking on it there you should see the music folders there is I think three of them you just highlight and move them to a location on the computer.The song names are going to be messed up but it should work.
The best idea to copy all things from old computer to new computer is ,connect the crossover Fast Ethernet cable to both of computer backside on RJ-45 plug and finally enjoy with it by transferring the data.
Assuming you use iTunes and not Limewire or another file sharing client for your media files:
E-mail yourself the music folder (under My Documents in Windows) from your old computer like you would any other document, then open and save it to the new one under the iTunes library. This would be the least complicated transfer method and works for all multimedia, movies included. However, if your music files are all contained in your original iTunes folder, do not combine the two because it will duplicate the songs and make extra work for you having to delete copies.
Music previously purchased from iTunes can be transferred from the main menu once you've authorized your new computer.
First you should make sure iTunes on your new computer is set to manual syncing, otherwise it'll start as soon as you connect the two devices.