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  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    yes, but still I am glad your thread resurfaced today, since I missed it last year

  • HVIII74 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks so much! You advice was a great help SpyglassSally.

  • jbully0 Level 1 Level 1

    I can't seem to follow this thread.....how do I find the playlist on my iPod?  I have hundreds of playlists on an iPod Classic and desperately want to get them back in iTunes.

    I also want to retrieve hundreds of Album Artwork that I manually inserted and is now lost on iTunes as well.....any way to do that? 

    Could you please re-post instructions on getting the playlists from the iPod? 

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    "I have hundreds of playlists on an iPod Classic"

    ???

    Why in the world would anyone have "hundreds of playlists"?

     

    "how do I find the playlist on my iPod?"

    Select the iPod on the left side of iTunes.

    Click the triangle to the left of the iPod name.

    Select Music to see the playlists.

  • jbully0 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks.  Got it.  This will take a while.  Slight exaggeration.....have about 100 playlists.....as I have almost 10,000 songs in my iTunes library.

    Any ideas re restoring album artwork from the iPod?

    Apple really needs to make this easier.....

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    jbully0 wrote:

     

    Any ideas re restoring album artwork from the iPod?

    There are apps whinh will copy songs from iPod to compiuter.

    Yamipod (google it) is one.

     

    Apple really needs to make this easier.....
    Backup, backup, backup...

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    As Chris says, backup... For an easy way see this User Tip.

     

    tt2

  • bjr876 Level 1 Level 1

    I've been trying this method for about an hour, I save the XML file but when I try to import it, literally nothing happens.  Has this happened to anyone else and can you help me?  Thanks.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    This does not copy the songs.

    Are the songs in your iTunes library on the computer?

  • bjr876 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, everything is in my library, I export the playlist as an  XML, but when I find that file and try to import it,  literally nothing happens.  Any help is much appreciated!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    I suggest you export a short playlist with say two or three files and look at it in a text editor. It may be that the exported playlist files directly reference the files on the device can only be used to rebuild the playlist on the device, rather than to create a matching playlist in iTunes.

     

    On second thoughts the feature might be borked. I've just exported the m3u of "Purchased on Steve's iPhone" which has 12 entries as I look at the device but consists of the following text:

     

    #EXTM3U

     

    And is therefore an empty playlist file.

    (If the option does nothing useful it shouldn't be there)

     

    On third thoughts the XML version makes a lot more sense. I haven't time just now for destructive testing and since my iPod is autosynced I'm not sure I want to mess with the Purchased lists.

     

    tt2

     

    Message was edited by: turingtest2

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    I just exported one as .xml and seems to work fine.

  • bjr876 Level 1 Level 1

    ok, after letting the computer sit overnight, just tried it again, and now for some reason it worked!  Thanks for your help.

  • LorraineKP2 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    "

    "I have hundreds of playlists on an iPod Classic"

    ???

    Why in the world would anyone have "hundreds of playlists"?"

     

     

    If you have a lot of music, making playlists is the whole point.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    LorraineKP2 wrote:

     

    If you have a lot of music, making playlists is the whole point.

    But why hundreds?

    Some people create a playlist for every album/srtist/genre when it's simple enough to do everything with an album/artist/genre without creating specific playlists.