4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2010 11:11 AM by zeppelin_luver1
bratcat1989 Level 1 Level 1
I had a problem with my computer and had to have everything on it erased. I was able to re-download the music I had purchased from itunes, but now I can't figure out how to add any new music to my ipod without it syncing and erasing music that I got from other sources that I no longer have access to. I also have an ipod touch that is synced with my itunes, but doesn't have my old music on it.

PC, Windows Vista
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6
    You can't do what you want to do.
    The music you got from 'other sources' is not your music and therefore can't be transferred to your iTunes.
  • Junior Carter Level 1 Level 1
    You just can sync the music from iTunes to ipod,but you must purchase the losing music before via iTunes.If not,you try to download the losing music from "other source" again.
  • MillaK Level 1 Level 1
    You can transfer songs from your iPod to iTunes library:
    First, *BEFORE you connect the iPod, please go to the iTunes preferences and select "devices", then select "disable automatic syncing for iPhones and iPods"*.
    Then, for those songs that you purchased on your iPod: Transfer purchases from iPod to iTunes.

    For all other non purchased content (your own CDs etc), their are ton of third party programs, some is free: iDump, Floola. Some is shareware, but they does preserve playlist/ratings/playcounts/artworks etc: iCopyBot, CopyTrans
  • zeppelin_luver1 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks I will try your advice...I would be willing to pay Apple to be able to transfer my Ipod music to my computer...I have three computers worth the music on my Ipod that I have either purchased from Itunes over the years or from my own personal CD's...that is why I purchased the Ipod with a lot of memory...I wish Apple would get with the program and offer an upgrade that you pay for to be able to sync your Ipod to your computer?....Are you hearing this Apple?