2500 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2007 7:37 PM by Bryan.H
I'm having the same issues. I want to get the music
from my iPod into my library or into another folder
onto my computer so I can restore original settings
on my iPod. Any help? I tried your suggestion also,
but I do not see the iPod_Control. I have a Windows
My question is slightly different from you'res. As soon as I try to use my ipod, a message appears saying "Use itunes to restore". I wanted to know how to get the music off it, even if its telling me to restore it?
Sony VAIO R-Series VGC-RA718G Windows XP
These are some methods to get the music off your iPod, but they all need for the iPod to be recognized by the computer.
Try this method which works on some Windows PCs.
Enable your iPod for disk use.
See: iPod Disk Use.
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.
If this doesn't work (and it may not because officially it's not supposed to), check out the instructions/suggestions here.
Music from iPod to computer (using option 2). This a manual method using "hidden folders" and although it works, it can be messy.
Much easier ways are to use one of the many 3rd party programs that copy music from the iPod to the computer.
One of the most recommended is Yamipod. This is a free program that transfers music from iPod back to the computer. However, it does not transfer playcounts/ratings etc.
Another free program is Pod Player.