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Hi, I have an 80GB iPod classic (circa 2005/6). I uploaded all my music onto it back then. I have lost the disk with that library on it, as well as the laptop is no longer in use. I never added anything after that!

How do I back up all my music from my iPod without losing everything?

I can see my iPod in iTunes, but can't back it up or click on anything - all is greyed out.

iPod classic, Windows 7

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Dec 12, 2017 2:42 PM in response to angus2018 In response to angus2018

You cannot extract the music through iTunes.


You can set the iPod classic to Disk Mode and access its directly as a storage device.


You'll then need to import the music into iTunes.


How to use disk mode on your iPod - Apple Support


More details here:

Recover media from an iPod

Dec 12, 2017 2:42 PM

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