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Question: My computer crashed, need to transfer music from CDs to new iPod. How do I do that?

my computer crashed, and I have no access to it any longer. I had over 200 CDs in my iTunes library, along with several purchases that are no longer available on iTunes. My old iPods are a Nano 4 and an I touch 3. I’d like to get a new iTouc, but have no idea how tI transfer all my music over without losing half of it. I have a 15-yr-old laptop (my husband’s). I don’t know if it can even be used to get online anymore. (It does have WiFi). can an Apple store transfer all my music (if I pay extra), or is there any way at all to get all my music transferred without having to find & add all those CDs, plus purchase all the older iTunes purchases?

iPhone 5c, iOS 9.2.1, Blue

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Mar 15, 2018 12:15 PM in response to cyn37211 In response to cyn37211

iTunes for Mac: Transfer iTunes Store purchases from iPod, iPhone, or iPad - https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19615 - This feature works only for media content (not apps) bought from the iTunes Store. Alternatively: Redownload apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store - https://support.apple.com/HT201272


For transferring other items from an i-device to a computer you will have to use third party commercial software. See this document by turingtest2: Recovering your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3991 Even this method may not fully recover what you had in the library originally. For example if in order to save space when syncing you had converted music files to a lower bitrate, or photos to a lower resolution, it is those lower quality files you will recover.

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Mar 15, 2018 12:19 PM in response to cyn37211 In response to cyn37211

Depending on the exact reason for failure it may be possible to extract the hard drive from your old computer and recover the library and all of the media from it. See also Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device as noted above and Recover media from an iPod which covers techniques for non-iOS devices.


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Question: My computer crashed, need to transfer music from CDs to new iPod. How do I do that?