4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2013 11:15 AM by Scott40094
Scott40094 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a new computer and I need to move my playlists and purchased musice from my IPOD Touch into ITunes on my new computer.

iPod touch, Windows 7
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,047 points)

    The ipod is not a backup/storage device.  The sync is one way - computer to ipod.  The exception is itunes purchases: File>Devices>Transfer Purchases.


    You should copy everything from the old computer or your backup copy of your old computer to your new one.

  • Scott40094 Level 1 (0 points)

    If I sync my computer to my IPOD it tells me that I have purchases made with my IPod that have not been updated into ITunes. Also, I will lose my Playlists from my IPod as well. My old computer cannot boot up. However, I had a backup of the music which I moved to my new computer. I don't want to lose my playlists and would like to be able to use them in Itunes on my new PC.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    If the backup of the old computer includes the ENTIRE iTunes folder and the ENTIRE iTunes folder was restored to the new computer, everything in iTunes is as it was on the old computer.

  • Scott40094 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, thank you. I had all the old files, playlists, music, etc. However, when I opened up the new ITunes on the new PC the playlists didn't come over since the new ITunes was looking for the data in the new directory it created. I've subsequently found out that I needed to hold down the shift key when opening ITunes and then I was able to select the directory where the old backed up files were and then my playlists etc appeared.


    Thanks again.