4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 1:06 PM by Chris CA
sairafaith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm using a PC and had a question about the "Copy itunes folder to ipod" step of this little tutorial. Once I've dragged the itunes folder to the ipod and copied the songs, the tutorial says to open itunes & hit eject button once my ipod is no longer displaying the "do not disconnect" warning...but it never said anything about going back and syncing the music back onto my ipod. do i need to do that first? otherwise, what am i even bringing over to my new computer, exactly...?


iPod classic 160GB (Late 2009)
  • 1. Re: question about the "Copy itunes folder to ipod" step.
    sairafaith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    this is the tutorial i was referring to/using, by the way: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1329

  • 2. Re: question about the "Copy itunes folder to ipod" step.
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    sairafaith wrote:

     

    I'm using a PC and had a question about the "Copy itunes folder to ipod" step of this little tutorial. Once I've dragged the itunes folder to the ipod and copied the songs

    The iTunes folder contains the entire iTunes library (not only the media files).

    This includes the songs, the artwork, ratings, everything.

    but it never said anything about going back and syncing the music back onto my ipod. do i need to do that first?

    All the music files are contained in the iTunes folder. You canot play these files on the iPod but you are simply using the iPod as an external hard drive to transfer the sopngs (and the entire iTunes library) to a new computer.

    otherwise, what am i even bringing over to my new computer, exactly...?

    The eniter library which is nore than just the songs.

    The ITunes folder contains the iTunes library file (which keeps track of everything in iTunes), the Artwork folder, media files and some other info.

     

    Once the iTunes folder is transferred to /Musci/ folder on the new computer, you can sync your iPod to the new computer, iTunes will be exactly as it was on the old computer.

  • 3. Re: question about the "Copy itunes folder to ipod" step.
    sairafaith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This DID help me--thank you! One more question though: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1329 this was the article i was using and at one point it said to drag my itunes folder to the desktop before proceeding to the next step...one i finished with the tutorial though it didnt tell me what to do with that folder. do i leave it on the desktop or can i move it somewhere? will it mess anything up?

  • 4. Re: question about the "Copy itunes folder to ipod" step.
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    On the new computer, you drag the /Music/iTunes/ folder to the desktop.

    Then you copy the iTunes folder on the iPod to /Music/.

     

    If you did not have anything in iTunes on the new computer, you can delete it.