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How do I move music from early gen. Shuffle, to Ipod library on new computer, so when it syncs, I won't lose purchased, downloaded music?

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Jul 7, 2012 9:28 PM

Sure this has been asked before, sorry, didn't want to read thru a million threads. Was able to upload SOME purchased tunes from older shuffle to new computer's library, but I want to move EVERYTHING from shuffle to new computer Itunes library so when I sync it, it won't erase all those purchased tunes. I can't access my old library on old computer, because the old computer won't even turn on. THANKS

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  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (29,995 points)

    For songs purchased from the iTunes Store, you can use iTunes to transfer them from iPod to computer. If you are not already, log into the iTunes Store using the same Apple ID used to purchase the songs.  Under File (in the iTunes menu bar), select Transfer Purchased from <name of iPod>.


    For other songs, there is no way to transfer from iPod to computer using iTunes.  However, there are third-party methods and utilities that will allow transfer of song files from iPod to computer.  If you do a Google search on something like "ipod transfer," it should give you some links (add "mac" to the search if your computer is a Mac).


    Once the songs files are safely on your computer, add them to your iTunes library and then sync the shuffle.


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