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iPod+iTunes

Discussion in 'Technology' started by MGMTaco23, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    I have an iPod touch that has thousands of songs on it from various friend's iTunes. My question is, if I try and update my itouch to ios 4 will I lose all that music that isn't on MY iTunes? If so, what are my options to transfer the music from the iPod touch to another source, like an external hard drive of some sort...or some software that does it for me.

    I would ultimately like to get all the songs from this iPod to mu authorized iTunes.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    I used Sharepod with good results.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    How did you get the songs from your friends in the first place?

    Having the actual copies of the song files on your computer is the best way to 'not' lose anything.

    Aside from using Sharepod.... Ask your friends to burn you a CD or DVD.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    With iPods you can make the choice to manually manage music, you can take any songs from any iTunes...but those songs can't be taken off the device onto your personal iTunes.

    I'll try the sharepod option, cuz having a bunch of CDs to rip would take some time.

    Thanks
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    It's a good idea to get all your song files on your computer anyway (backups) and especially separated from itunes. That way - the next time you run into this problem....you don't need to do anything but drag & drop your collection into your library.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    If you want to get your music off the iPod Touch, do this:

    Connect your iPod.
    Go into iTunes, and check the box that says "Enable Disk Use."
    Go to My Computer.
    Open your iPod Touch
    Go to folder settings
    Go to the View tab
    Scroll down and check "Show hidden folders"
    Hit OK
    Click on iPod Control (should be transparent, this means that it is hidden)
    Go to Music
    And you should see a bunch of folders from F00 to F49 (depending on capacity)
    Copy all of those folders to your music folder on your computer
    Then, go into each individual folder, cut and paste the songs out of there and into a preferred folder

    If you plug your iPod Touch in, and it gives you the option to back it up before the update, then do that :)
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    Memory or hard drive space?

    I had to ask, because they are two totally different things.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    I guess its hard drive space...I cant add anymore songs to iTunes cause of space issues.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Are you actually maxed out of hard drive space? What's your computer say that you have used and unused disc space?

    Itunes can be a royal pain in the ass sometimes. I don't know much about itunes but I know enough that my husband and I moved our entire music collection to an external hard drive and we manage the music ourselves. We don't allow itunes to do any of the 'organizing' (so to speak). Seems we had more problems with how it 'wanted' to do things. We have a network of 2 computers linked together and that was probably half the problem.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    An external HDD is going to run you about $70 for about 250 GB. An internal 320 is going to run you $60.

    Buy an internal HDD and an enclosure.
    Remove current internal HDD and install new one.
    Reinstall OS
    Reinstall programs/applications
    Put old internal HDD into the new enclosure
    Plug it into your computer
    Copy all of your music back over and important files/docs
    Reformat it and use an an external HDD/back up device

    I highly recommend using the automatic sync and let iTunes organize your folders. It keeps you from losing all of your music.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    I just wanted to thank you Viet and Janster for the tips. I realized my comp has an empty slot for an extra hard drive, so I just went down to Best Buy and got one...plugged it in, and solved all my problems.

    Along with Sharepod, I was apple to accomplish everything I needed to do. Which was, get a lot of music on my comp (from my iPod) to transfer over to the new iPhone 4 32g (from an iPhone 3g 8g) I just got...and, to eliminate my ipod Touch all together. Now I have everything sorted out beautifully .
     
  13. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Good to hear!!

    There's a really great ipod/itunes forum that will probably have a lot of answers for you - if you need any in the future.
    www.ilounge.com
     
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