4 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2008 7:43 AM by billiethezwerg
billiethezwerg Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all
my old pc crashed and was not able to get itunes library from old pc. Now have the problem that Itunes library on my new pc shows my Ipod but no library sync. device manager does NOT show Ipod. disk enable is "not enabled". I do not wish to resync and lose the data on my Ipod - anybody help

dell inspiron 9400, Windows Vista
  • Zevoneer Level 9 (52,700 points)
    I'm not sure from your post whether or not your iPod is appearing in iTunes or not. However if it is being picked up by your computer and 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 or iPhone to a computer

    The transfer of content from 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 and comparisons of some of them here:
    Wired News - Rescue Your Stranded Tunes
    Comparison of iPod managers

    TuneJack Windows Only (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    iPod2PC Windows Only
    iDump Windows Only
    SharePod Windows Only
    iPodRip Mac & Windows
    YamiPod Mac and Windows
    Music Rescue Mac & Windows
    Floola Mac & Windows
    iGadget Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    iRepo Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    iPod Access Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    TouchCopy Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible - Windows version only)

    There's also a manual method of copying songs from your iPod to a Mac or PC. The procedure is a bit involved and won't recover playlists but if you're interested it's available on page 2 at this link: Copying Content from your iPod to your Computer - The Definitive Guide
  • billiethezwerg Level 1 (0 points)
    my ipod appears in the Itunes library (which has also been freshly installed) as "my Ipod" but not in the device manager. When I click on "my ipod" it informs me that it is synched to another pc. there are no tunes in my library. I tried a couple of the utilities but they always seem to wnat you to set "disk enabled". when you try to do this the itunes library software automatically wants you to resync your Ipod and hence erase it
  • Zevoneer Level 9 (52,700 points)
    When you get the message that it is linked to a different library and asking if you want to link to this one and replace all your songs etc, press "Cancel". Your iPod should appear in the iTunes source list and you can change the settings to enable disk use.

    You can also use a keyboard command to prevent your iPod auto-syncing with iTunes. While connecting the iPod to the computer on Windows with iTunes 7.3 or later installed hold down the Shift + Ctrl keys together. This will stop the iPod from auto-syncing with iTunes and the iPod will appear in the source list. Wait until you are sure the iPod has mounted, and that it will not auto sync and then you can let the keys go. This may take between 20 to 30 seconds depending on your computer. When your iPod appears in the iTunes source list you can change the settings: iTunes - Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows
  • billiethezwerg Level 1 (0 points)
    I am now trying each of the products you suggested in turn