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Sync from ipod to computer

1388 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2009 3:12 AM by Anna Sandham RSS
luckylisa12002 Calculating status...
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Aug 31, 2009 5:51 PM
How do you sync music/videos from ipod touch to itunes/computer? I'm afraid to even connect my ipod to my computer because a few times I have done so it wiped all music from my ipod touch because it wasn't on my computer or in itunes.

Also I had to reinstall Itunes and none of my playlists, purchased music, vidoes are there. If I connect my ipod will I lose all of the playlists I have in my ipod that used to be on itunes?
Ipod Touch 8G, Windows XP
  • darnesey Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2009 6:18 PM (in response to luckylisa12002)
    Yeah I'm afraid to as well because i got new computer and it won't let me transfer my stuff. It just wants me to erase and sync my iPod to the iTunes content that it has.

    As for your situation you should have a folder somewhere in your computer that has all your iTunes music videos etc. If you don't know where try using the search function on your computer to find it.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,150 points)
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    Aug 31, 2009 6:35 PM (in response to luckylisa12002)
    Have you failed to maintain a back up of your music?
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • iDeer Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 3:40 PM (in response to luckylisa12002)
    1.You can manually sync the ipod instead of the auto. You can manually drag and drop on to the ipod whichever songs/videos you need.

    2.The simplest way of backing your iTunes library is use the inbuilt backup feature. It uses DVD's and CD's and can also do incremental backups. Go to File > Library > Backup to Disc option. Please read iTunes help file for that.
    HP Compaq nx6110, Windows XP Pro, iPod touch 2G (16GB), Sony NW-HD3 iTunes8.2.0.23
  • Anna Sandham Level 4 Level 4 (3,475 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 3:12 AM (in response to luckylisa12002)
    you can transfer any itunes purchases from the ipod to the computer. anything else will need to either be reloaded onto your computer from the CDs (where presumably it came from in the first place) or third party software (google ipod to computer).

    as for backups, well it really isn't that 'heavy duty' and is an incredibly important part of being a computer user these days. especially because increasingly, precious things like photo and music libraries are digital rather than physical. it is in the nature of computers that they will go wrong at some point. and iPods like the iPod touch are getting more and more like computers, they also go wrong. which is why you should never only keep things on your iPod, always have a copy on at least your computer as well.

    i would suggest probably the easiest thing to do is to purchase an external hard drive. they are reasonably cheap these days (and worth there weight in gold if your computer goes down and loses all your important documents/photos). they are also small enough to stick in the bottom of a suitcase/bag if you are going away for a while.
    then once a month or so (or more frequently if you have a lot of important files) you can copy the files to this external hard drive. write it in your diary, or set an alarm on your phone.

    hope that helps.
    Advent Laptop, Windows Vista, iPod Touch 1st Gen


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