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iPod stolen...how do I get serial number?

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kittiekat74 Calculating status...
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My iPod was stolen today, and I want to report it to the police. However, I don't have the box anymore, so I don't have the serial number. Is there somewhere it is stored in iTunes or am I just out of luck?
PC, Windows XP Pro
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Sep 25, 2007 1:44 PM (in response to kittiekat74)
    Go here -> http://www.apple.com/support/manuals/ipod/
    and scroll to "Not sure what iPod you have?" at the bottom of the page.
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Sep 25, 2007 4:07 PM (in response to kittiekat74)
    *I was just wondering if iTunes kept that information stored anywhere*
    Yes and that link will get it from iTunes.
    What happens when you click "*Upload the serial number of my last connected iPod*"?

    The serial number is in the file com.apple.iPod.plist . Not sure where this is located in Windows. THe link above will read this file and display the serial number for you.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Silver Mini, Blue Mini
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Sep 25, 2007 7:30 PM (in response to kittiekat74)
    As noted above, find the file com.apple.iPod.plist and open it with a text editor. The serial number is in there.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Silver Mini, Blue Mini

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