6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2007 7:37 PM by Bryan.H
Bryan.H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello people. Recently, something went wrong with my computer and unfortunatly lost all my music. The music is still in my ipod but it needs to be restored. Is there any possible way to get that music of the ipod and into my computer even if it needs a restore? Thank you.

Sony VAIO R-Series VGC-RA718G   Windows XP  
  • dessfreak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hey i dont know what kind of operating system your using but if you have windows you can go in and open up My Computer and open your Ipod through the devices and change your file settings to hidden. Open the folder that says Ipod_Control and under music you can unlock all your last music.
  • Bryan.H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have tried you're suggestion, but I don't see my ipod in the my computer section. What do I do, and does it matter if my ipod needs to be restored? I have a windows xp media center desktop by the way.
  • sweetangelkiss16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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 XP.
  • Bryan.H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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
    XP.


    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  
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
    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.
  • Bryan.H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you so much! I thought my music was gone forever but now its back on my computer. Im so happy. Thanks again!