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#1 10 years ago

Hi guys, I am newbie here and it is my first thread. My problem is that I’m going to be moving to California in a month or so. I can take my iPod with me but computer is my mother. My uncle will have a computer and I may get a laptop. I’m wondering how I can transfer my library to different computer. Your any advice will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!




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#2 10 years ago

Take hard disc from your old comp...or buy external harddisc and copy your old library there...or burn your library on lot's of dvds (which I wouldn't recommend).




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#3 10 years ago

Actually, there's free tools that let you transfer iPod content into a computer that doesn't have them. I used CopyTrans when I did it. It's not a completely free program, but the demo lasts 14 days. You can copy an entire iPod full of data in under one day. As long as you don't wait two weeks between downloading and using it, you should be fine.

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It worked perfectly for me. No missing files or anything.




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#4 10 years ago

A very useful tool would be using a usb memory stick (not sure if that is the offical name) ofc depending on the amount of music you have it might take a few expensive sticks so not sure if it was a very good idea :D but if there arent that many it is a very nice gadget :P




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#5 10 years ago

Hi, there is lots of software available on the net that can easily transfer songs, pictures or music with iTunes. Currently I am using iPod 2 iTunes software and it works very well for me and I hope this will help you too. Good luck!




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#6 10 years ago

Or if you'd rather not use a third party to transfer music, you can just delete all of your music off'f your iPod, and then using it as an external drive, transfer your music from your computer onto the hard disk of your iPod. Once you get to your new computer, just transfer it from your iPod's disk to the computer, and then re-add it using iTunes. Sure you won't be able to listen to it while it's on the hard disk, but it's just another option. :)




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#7 10 years ago
Veesaurus;4227294A very useful tool would be using a usb memory stick (not sure if that is the offical name) ofc depending on the amount of music you have it might take a few expensive sticks so not sure if it was a very good idea :D but if there arent that many it is a very nice gadget :P

That would work, depending on the size of the iPod. However, if you have more than 4 GB of music, it's going to be quite expensive...

I did what Zamamee mentioned. It worked great. I don't know what program I used, but it worked.

Or if you'd rather not use a third party to transfer music, you can just delete all of your music off'f your iPod, and then using it as an external drive, transfer your music from your computer onto the hard disk of your iPod. Once you get to your new computer, just transfer it from your iPod's disk to the computer, and then re-add it using iTunes. Sure you won't be able to listen to it while it's on the hard disk, but it's just another option. smilie.gif

That's a perfect solution as well.




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#8 10 years ago
hill_scott;4226837Hi guys, I am newbie here and it is my first thread. My problem is that I’m going to be moving to California in a month or so. I can take my iPod with me but computer is my mother. My uncle will have a computer and I may get a laptop. I’m wondering how I can transfer my library to different computer. Your any advice will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

burn it to a DVD...It could probably hold it all. I suggest a 2.0 gig flash drive.




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#9 10 years ago

DVDs don't even hold 5GB. Most iPods nowadays hold between 20 and 160, so unless it's one of those smaller iPod Nanos, a DVD or flash drive probably won't be very efficient.

Actually, to transfer using the iPod itself, you don't even need to delete the songs from the iPod and transfer them as files. Make sure that on the new computer, the iPod is set to be used as an external hard drive, and in Windows Explorer, make sure you enable viewing hidden files and folders. In the iPod, there should be a hidden folder called "iPod_control", which contains a subfolder called "Music". In this folder are 50 or so small folders, labeled "f00" through "f50" or so. These folders contain ALL your music and videos. Just copy/paste or drag & drop the "Music" folder from the iPod's hard drive to somewhere on the computer's hard drive. Once that's done you can import all those songs straight into iTunes. I did that once and it worked perfectly. Third party programs are just a bit more organized.




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#10 10 years ago

Get an external hardrive. They are relatively inexpensive and can hold every single song, plus whatever else you need.