HT1399: Playing and managing content in iTunesLearn about Playing and managing content in iTunes
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to tlcmauldin)
iTunes will only copy purchases from Apple off the iPod. If you haven't got a backup of your other music content on, for example, an external drive, then you will need to find a third-party program that can copy them off the iPod.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to tlcmauldin)
... my Ipod is my backup.
The iPod is not intended to be a backup device. You should move your music from your old computer to the new one, but you can also use "manually manage music" and use the iPod to do it.
The following two KB articles explain each procedure, respectively:
iTunes: How to move your music to a new computerHow to use your iPod to move your music to a new computer:MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 27 years Apple!
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