HT1386: iOS: Syncing your data with iTunesLearn about iOS: Syncing your data with iTunes
99 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 5:13 AM by lllaass
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 4:46 AM (in response to Mikel70)
Method One: Copying Music to a Laptop
- 1Connect your iPod. Using an Apple cable (or compatible), attach your iPod to your computer. Wait for the computer to recognize it.
- Make sure "disk use" has been enabled in iTunes.
- Note: if you have an iPod Touch or an iPhone, you will need third party software to put your device into disk use mode in order to copy your music straight into iTunes.
- 3Open up My Computer. Under Devices With Removable Storage, double-click and open your iPod.
- Click on Tools at the top of the window then select Folder Options.
- Under the View tab, find the subfolder called Hidden files and folders.
- Select Show hidden files and folders then Click OK.
- 4Open the iTunes folder. Double-click on the iPod_Control folder and open up the folder called Music. These folders are named randomly and your music is almost impossible to find individually.
- Select all the folders contained in the Music directory, and copy them to a new folder on your hard drive. You are now done with your iPod. You can close and eject it if you wish.
- 5Open up iTunes. In the new folder you created, open up each individual folder labeled "F##," then press CTRL+A to select all the files in that directory.
- Drag the selected files out of the sub-directory they are in, to the top level of the folder you created. You can copy the files to any folder on your computer, but this is more efficient.
- When you're done, all your music files will be in the same folder, which makes it far more simple to import them into iTunes. After copying is complete, unhide the folder(s) by right clicking, select Properties, and deselect "Hidden".
- If any of your files are in MPEG4 format, you can search for "*.m*" to generate a list of all your songs.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 5:13 AM (in response to Mikel70)
See one of the following:
iPod touches do not have a disk mode as stated in the previous reply.