Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to caragon0325)
Music is intended to go one way: from your computer to the iPod. Going the other way is contrary to the design and is not trivial.
See this old post: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2452022
Since it is so dated some of the links may not work.
iTunes will only give you the option to copy your iTunes Store purchases directly from an iPod to the computer, you'll find details in this article: Copying iTunes Store purchases from your iPod or iPhone to a computer
For everything else (music from CDs, other downloads etc) there are a number of third party utilities that you can use to retrieve the music files and playlists from your iPod. You'll find that they have varying degrees of functionality and some will transfer movies, videos, photos, podcasts and games as well. You can read reviews and comparisons of some of them here:
iTunes & iPod software
Wired News - Rescue Your Stranded Tunes
Comparison of iPod managers
A selection of iPod to iTunes utilities:
TuneJack Windows Only (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
SharePod Windows Only (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
iPod2PC Windows Only
iDump Windows Only
YamiPod Mac and Windows
iPod Music Liberator Mac & Windows
Floola Mac & Windows
iPodRip Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
iPod Music Liberator Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
Music Rescue Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
iGadget Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
iRepo Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
iPod Access Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
TouchCopy Mac & Windows (iPhone and iPod Touch compatible)
There's also a manual method of copying songs from your iPod to a Mac or PC. The procedure is a bit involved and won't recover playlists but if you're interested it's available on page 2 at this link: Copying Content from your iPod to your Computer - The Definitive GuideHow to use your iPod to move your music to a new computer (does not apply to the iPod Touch)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to caragon0325)
I found this guide very helpful when I needed to transfer music from my iPod Touch to my computer
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2012 1:40 AM (in response to John Galt)
Your link to sharepod just leads to this thread... here is a link to their website: http://www.getsharepod.com/
If someone want's to download the zip file directly, here is the link for that:
http://www.getsharepod.com/download/SharePod_3.99.zip (no need to install)
It works great for me on my win 7 and it's a completely free software, no limits or anything like that.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 4:13 AM (in response to caragon0325)
You can transfer songs from ipod touch to pc in 2 ways.
1. Through bluetooth.
2. Through USB cable.
+++ Steps to transfer songs from ipod touch to pc :
1. Connect the ipod to mac using the USB cable.
2. Now go to the iTunes and in iTunes select the devices.
3. In devices select and tap the ipod.
4. Now go to the place where songs are stored in ipod.
5. Now select the songs which you want to transfer.
6. After selecting press the transfer button.
Wait until the songs transfer.After transfering disconnect the ipod from pc.
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 8:48 AM (in response to Georgae)
Georgae, that only works for iTunes purchases and John ablve already covered that
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 3:25 AM (in response to caragon0325)
The best thing I've tried is to download iTools their you can add and transfer your musics videos etc. in your computer...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to caragon0325)
I'm not sure what to do when you have Windows Vista, but for Mac users, I just linked my ipod touch to my macbook using my USB cable and was able to authorize my computer to receive downloaded files from the itunes store via icloud. You will be prompted through this process if you both of your devices are signed into icloud. I then had to download the songs on my computer in itunes via icloud.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to CL4P TP)
Thank you, fantastic it worked for me in Win 7
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2013 7:56 AM (in response to caragon0325)
I had the same problem today when I reset my computer system. I found a program called SharePod that seemed to have helped. And it was free. . U can find it here on the CNET site: http://download.cnet.com/SharePod/3000-2141_4-10794489.html?tag=mncol;2
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2013 4:12 AM (in response to caragon0325)
iPod offers three ways to transfer music from your computer. You can select one of the following update modes from the iPod Preferences menu in iTunes:
1. Automatically update all songs and playlists. This is the default mode, in which your entire music library, including playlists, is automatically synched to your iPod. If the music library on your computer exceeds the iPod storage capacity, iTunes will offer to choose a selection of songs to sync to iPod.
2. Automatically update selected playlists. With this option, iTunes automatically copies only the playlists you have selected to iPod when you connect it to the computer. This option can be selected by accessing the Music tab of the iPod settings.
3. Manually manage music. You can also choose to transfer music to iPod manually. This allows you to drag and drop individual songs and playlists from iTunes to iPod. You can find this option by accessing the Summary tab of the iPod settings.
You need to do some preparations before we start exporting music to computer:
1) Computer (Desktop or laptop)
2) iTunes is installed on your computer;
3) Apple's iPod touch, nano or shuffle.
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 2:21 AM (in response to CL4P TP)
this helped me too - tried a few different options and nothing worked, then found your post. so so easy to do :-) thanks
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2013 6:57 PM (in response to caragon0325)
Sync it to your iPod Touch using iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2014 7:38 AM (in response to caragon0325)
Now that the songs are in the new folder with the four-letter names. When I move them to iTunes the copy over but the still have the four-letter names. Then it also sync'd to my ipod and doubled all music.
I tried importing files to itunes, moving files to itunes music folder, etc but nothing added to itunes with the updates to the music files to give then the song name. They have stayed the four-letter names.
What am I doing wrong? I am using Win 7 Pro 64 bit, iTunes 11.
Tried some of the free programs but when going to transfer they want you to but to transfer songs over 5+.
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