The iPod is a popular personal MP3 player and storage device manufactured by Apple. Songs are stored both on a computer running the iTunes application and the iPod itself. In cases where iPod owners get a new computer, they will need to transfer their songs from the iPod to the new computer. Do this relatively easily by connecting the iPod to your new computer and dragging the files to a saved location.
Download and install iTunes if necessary (See Resources).
Connect your iPod device to your new computer with the provided USB connection cable.
Click "No" when prompted to sync with the iTunes library.
Click the iPod icon on the left side of the iTunes window, then click the "Enable Disk Use" option in the "Summary" tab.
Select the "Start" button from the desktop of your computer and select "Computer."
Double-click the "iPod" device to open a window showing its contents.
Open the "iPod Control" folder by double-clicking it and select "Music."
Click "Edit" from the top of the window and choose "Select All."
Open a location on the computer where you would like to save the music files.
Drag and drop the selected music files from iPod's "Music" folder into the location where you want to save the files. When the transfer is complete, the songs will be stored in this location.
- If the "iPod Control" folder is hidden, select "Tools > Folder Options > View" and check the box next to the "Show hidden files and folders" option.
- To transfer the songs to iTunes, just drag them all to the iTunes window.
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