5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2009 9:53 PM by Connie Schulz
MrMinor Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I need help desperately. I do not know what happened, but I just recently noticed that I am missing a lot of music from my iTunes library. I still have it all on my iPod, but not in iTunes. Is there a way to move music from my iPod back to my iTunes?

Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
    iTunes will only let you copy your purchases directly from an iPod to the computer, you'll find details in this article: Copying iTunes Store purchases from your iPod or iPhone to a computer

    For everything else (music from CDs, other downloads and including iTunes purchases) there are a number of third party utilities that you can use to retrieve the music files and playlists from your iPod. I use Senuti but have a look at the web pages and documentation for the others too. You can read reviews and comparisons of some of them here (you'll find that they have varying degrees of functionality and some will transfer movies, videos, photos and games as well):
    Wired News - Rescue Your Stranded Tunes
    Comparison of iPod managers

    A selection of iPod to iTunes utilities:
    Senuti Mac Only (iPod Touch & iPhone compatible)
    expod Mac Only (iPod Touch & iPhone compatible)
    PodView Mac Only
    PodWorks Mac Only
    TuneAid Mac only (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    YamiPod Mac & Windows
    iPod Music Liberator Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    iPodRip Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    iPod Music Liberator Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    iGadget Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
    Floola Mac & Windows
    Music Rescue 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)

    There's also a manual method of copying songs from your iPod to a Mac or PC. The procedure is a bit involved 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
  • MrMinor Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thank you so much. This is exactly what I needed. You just kept me from having a mental breakdown. Thank you!!!
  • LBoogie6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a similar question. I've been trying to do a lot of research on the whole transferring music from an Ipod back to ITunes, and I can't seem to get a definitive answer on what would work best for my situation. I have a PC that crashed, the 60 gig IPod with all my music on it, and a brand new Macbook that I bought about a month ago. I know some of the third party apps only work for Windows, others only for Macs, so what is best if I am going from a PC to a Mac? And will these apps transfer my music to my actual ITunes, or will they create a whole other ITunes like program? I would just like all of my music in one place, and I can't seem to figure out if that's possible with these third party apps. Help! Thank you...
  • abbeymags Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey, I kinda have the same problem but I can't buy anything online. I have recently lost my computer that I synced my iPod Touch with. I was trying to fix it and somehow some of my recent purchases have been taken off my iTouch and onto iTunes on my computer. My iTunes library is empty except for the purchases that were transfered. I have Vista and I am kinda new to it. Is there a third-party program that is compatible with Vista and my iTouch that I can get a RadioShack, Walmart, etc., that can move my song from my itouch to my computer? And have it work with my "non-purchases?" I went to BestBuy and bought a program that was supposed to do this but the woman lied to me and said that I could do it but it was not compatible with my touch.

    Then after I do that I can sync my touch so everything is back to the way it was, right?
  • Connie Schulz Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    I need to do the same - transfer music from my iPod to iTunes. I just downloaded and installed Senuti. Silly question, but is this what i need to play these songs now? And not iTunes? Can they be moved in to iTunes?

    I did a transfer in Senuti. They are all there. I'd really like them in iTunes.

    Am I missing something?

    Thank you