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SharpieMarkers Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to do this? I have around 1 300 songs and it would be a total drag to have to put them all on itunes via CDs or purchasing them again. I have no idea how to go about getting this done.
When I recently went on itunes, it asked me if I wanted to transfer music from my ipod to itunes, but when i agreed, nothing happened. Please help D:

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,062 points)
    The music sync is one way -computer to ipod. The only exception is itunes purchases: Without syncing: File>Transfer Purchases.

    The music came from your computer in the first place, so it should still be there and you should always maintain a backup copy.

    If the music is not on your computer, then use your backup copy to put it back.
  • SharpieMarkers Level 1 (0 points)
    Kind of stupid how this isn't an option... my other computer completely broke down which is why I don't have any of my music files with me. Guess I'll just have to start all over. Silly Apple. ;(
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,062 points)
    It is very important and basic to always maintain a backup copy of your computer.

    If you do not do this ( not good), then now is a great time to start.

    Hope it all works out.
  • Thoughtful User Level 1 (0 points)
    Or rather, stupid apple. Grrrr... I just ran into this same situation when my PC crashed this week. I was lucky I was able to open up iTunes to deauthorize the computer.

    I backup my tax records, my health records, my children's school records, my digital photos. Things that are original to ME. I considered my iTouch the backup to the music on my computer, and vice versa. But to need a FOURTH copy of the music, after I have taken the time to rip the music from CDs I have purchased?

    Perhaps my alias should be "Irritated and Not Yet Committed User" as maybe I should consider returning to MP3 - might as well if I am to start over AGAIN.
  • Lexus22 Level 1 (0 points)

    K. Thanks

  • golem31 Level 1 (0 points)

    I keep a copy of my music not only on my hard drive, but on desktop and on a flash drive. If you lost all your music on iTunes, and you want to get it all back on there, then run iTunes, go to the file tab in the upper left corner and click on add folder to library. If you have a backup somewhere, you can click to where that is e.g., if the music is saved on your desktop, then open the music folder from desktop, then highlight all of the folders inside, then click on select folder, and it will start adding all the music from those folders back onto iTunes.

    Good luck!

  • quitermarry Level 1 (0 points)

    Try looking here:

    C:\Users\[YOURUSER]\Music\iTunes\iTune… Media\Music

    just change [YOURUSER] to your username (you can see it by pressing the windows button and looking under the picture at the top (win7))

    What's more, you can refer these articles about transferring iPod music to iTunes:

    For PC: How to transfer music from iPod to iTunes on Windows

    For Mac: How to transfer music from iPod to iTunes on Mac OS

    Hope that can help you a lot.

  • Job M Level 1 (0 points)

    ifunbox makes it super simple.   download, install, and go to the quick toolbox.   you can export all the music on your itouch/pod back to your computer folder, and than just add that folder back to your itunes library.

  • littlemcbadass Level 1 (0 points)


    this is ridiculous!

    I have 615 songs and I have no way to get them back on!

    I'm not rich, I don;t have the money or time to buy new songs.

    Ugh, apple is so stressful to deal with

  • Job M Level 1 (0 points)

    Ifunbox is free and easy to use. 


    Worked very easily for me to solve this problem.

  • Gooseanna Level 1 (0 points)

    I've used iPod Music Transfer for years.

  • Kaptain Howdy Level 1 (0 points)

    You can transfer music from your ipod to your itunes. Make sure your ipod is not on autosync. Plug your ipod into your computer. Go to my computer and find which drive you've plugged it into. It should show up as whatever you've named you're ipod click on it to open it up you should see the four following folders; Calendars, Contacts, iPod_Control, and Notes. Open the Ipod_Control folder and you'll see five more folders - Accessories, Artwork, Device, iTunes, and Music. Open the music folder and you'll see several folders depending on how much music you have they will be labeled F00, F01, F02 and so on. Open these folders one at a time and you will see 100+ files, some will have artist and album names and some will just be labeled with four capital letters, these are all music files and as long as you put them on your iPod by legal means Itunes will recognize them and give them proper names during the transfer. So what you do is clickdrag all the way down so they're all highlighed then with your iTunes library open click/hold and drag them and just drop them into your library, then go back open up the next F01 folder and repeat until you have done this with all the F folders. An important note to remember. You can do this with your iPod and only your iPod, doing it with anyone elses device is piracy, illegal and just plain wrong. If you think you won't get caught think again. All of these devices have serial numbers and/or ip adresses. Apple has the ability to check your library, so use this information responsibly.

  • BerniGal Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried everything and cannot get this stuff to work. When I plug it in and go find the drive it is plugged in to the onyl file I have is pictures. No music.

  • lllaass Level 10 (176,168 points)

    For non-iTunes purchases you need a third-party program like one of those listed here:

    Downloading past purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store

    To copy music from the iPod to the computer.

    BerniGal wrote:


    I have tried everything and cannot get this stuff to work. When I plug it in and go find the drive it is plugged in to the onyl file I have is pictures. No music.

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