1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 7, 2011 9:23 AM by varjak paw
Hassanova Level 1 (0 points)
Hi there,

My ipod nano use to sync with my Mac laptop before the laptop crashed...now I have a new laptop with windows 7...so HOW do I recover my music and playlists?

BECAUSE EVERYTIME I CONNECT MY IPOD TO THE NEW COMP ITS ASKING ME TO FORMAT IT IN ORDER TO READ IT, BUT IF I FORMAT IT, ALL MY SONGS ARE HISTORY...HOW DO I PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING?

Windows 7
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)
    Windows will not recognize a Mac-formatted iPod without third-party drivers. So you'll either need to purchase those drivers:

    http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive

    or you'll need to recover the content from the iPod using a Mac, from which you could then transfer the tracks to the Windows system. Once the content is in iTunes, you can then allow it to reformat your iPod for Windows.

    This of course presumes that you neglected to make backups of your content. If you do have your content and playlists backed up, you can just restore those backups to your new laptop.

    Regards.

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