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How can I copy songs from one iPod to another?

12022 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2007 12:46 AM by Zevoneer RSS
nuclear MnMs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 22, 2007 7:04 PM
I received a new iPod Classic (last generation) and I'm trying to transfer my songs from my old iPod Nano (also last generation).

My iTunes library is also split up between my two parent's houses and I only have half the songs on my Nano in this computer's library.

Is there a way to copy only the songs on the +iPod Nano+ (not the iTunes library) and drop them onto the new iPod?
Windows XP
  • bellaluna48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2007 9:05 PM (in response to nuclear MnMs)
    I also have been searching how to do this. One of my PC's crashed and it had the larger itunes library and was the computer my ipod was sync with. At least some of my music collection is on my ipod but I have only been able to transfer songs/movies/tvshows that I purchased via itunes. My music that is on my ipod that I still have CDs for I have not been able to access it and transfer it to the itunes library on my mac.
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Nov 24, 2007 12:46 AM (in response to nuclear MnMs)
    *Is there a way to copy only the songs on the iPod Nano (not the iTunes library) and drop them onto the new iPod?*

    You can't copy directly from one iPod to another, you have to copy the songs back to iTunes and update the new iPod from there. If you have any iTunes Music Store purchases the transfer of purchased content from the iPod to authorised computers was introduced with iTunes 7. You'll find details in this article: Copying iTunes Store purchases from your iPod to a computer

    The transfer of content from other sources such as songs imported from CD is designed by default to be one way from iTunes to iPod. However there are a number of third party utilities that you can use to retrieve the music files and playlists from your iPod. You'll find that they have varying degrees of functionality and some will transfer movies, videos, photos, podcasts and games as well. Have a look at the web pages and documentation, this is just a small selection of what's available, they are generally quite straightforward. You can read reviews of some of them here: Wired News - Rescue Your Stranded Tunes

    TuneJack Windows Only
    iPod2PC Windows Only
    iGadget Windows Only
    iDump Windows Only
    SharePod Windows Only
    iRepo Mac and Windows
    iPodRip Mac & Windows
    YamiPod Mac and Windows
    Music Rescue Mac & Windows
    iPodCopy Mac and Windows

    There is also a manual method of accessing the iPod's hard drive and copying songs back to iTunes on Windows or a Mac. The procedure is a bit involved and won't recover playlists but if you're interested it's available at this link: Two-way Street: Moving Music Off the iPod
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Mac OS X (10.5), Xerox XA7-19i LCD Monitor, 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic


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