1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 12, 2006 3:32 PM by Jeff Bryan
music guy Level 1 (0 points)
The music that is on the ipod is the same on the computer. The only thing is the I can play all of the music on the ipod without any problems, but I can play less then half the music on the computer. Itunes keeps asking to locate the music because the original cannot be found. When I plug the ipod into the computer it updates only what the computer can play. It doesn't touch any of the rest of the songs. The computer shows the name of the song that can't be played that way it doesn't get deleted from the ipod. I hope I made sense with all that. The question is if itunes can't find the original songs to play and the ipod has the originals that do play is it possible to fix the problem by copying the music from the ipod back to itunes? If so would you please tell me how to fix this problem?

Windows XP
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 (61,790 points)
    If you're certain that those songs are no longer on your computer, check out the instructions/suggestions here.

    Music from iPod to computer.

    There's also another method I've seen posted. I've successfully tested this across several different Windows PCs.

    Open iTunes and select edit/preferences/advanced/general. Put a check mark in the box marked "copy files to iTunes music folder when adding to library" and also "keep iTunes music folder organized", then click 'ok'.

    Connect the iPod whilst holding down the shift/ctrl keys to prevent any auto sync, and if you see the dialogue window asking if you want to sync to this itunes library, click 'no'.

    Then go to file/add folder, open 'my computer', select your iPod and click 'ok'.

    The music files should transfer to your iTunes.

    However it appears that no playlists or any other info such as ratings/last played etc will transfer.

    If this is important to you, you may want to use other options.

    There's Yamipod. This is a free program that transfers music and playlists etc from iPod back to the computer.