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How to transfer music from iPod to iTunes

Most of us will store our music files in 2 places, one is our computer, and another one is computer. You can use iTunes to sync music from computer to our iPod easily, but we also find that it's impossible to get music from iPod to computer. When your iTunes or computer is crashed, and you should reinstall it, probably your music has been swept away. There is only music in your iPod. So, how can you transfer music from iPod to computer so that I can add into iTunes for other devices syncing?

transfer music from iPod to iTunes

Normally, there are 2 methods to back your music from iPod.

Method One: 1. connect your iPod to the computer using the data cable. Open iTunes and then click on 'Summary' in the iTunes interface, mark on the 'Manually manage music and videos' option. 2. Open "My Computer", click 'Tools'> 'Folder Options'> 'View', click on the 'Show hidden files and folders' option. 3. Double click iPod's drive on "My Computer", 'iPod_Control' >'Music', your music files in the folders named as F00, F01, F02, F03. Jus copy them out.

The steps are not easy to operate and you will find that you can't recognize the names of those songs. Well, there is still another method to help you with only 3 steps.

What we need

iTransfer, a easy to use but powerful transferring tool for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It can transfer movies, music, podcasts, TV shows, audiobooks, and photos between iPod/iPhone/iPad and iTunes/computer.
Download iPod Transfer here

Method Two: Install this tool, and connect your iPod with iTransfer with data cable.

Step 1: Click the Manual button to activate Manual mode, the program will list all the files on your device.

transfer music from ipod to itunes

Step 2: Select the music files you want to transfer from iPod to computer and the path of iTunes or where you want to save your music in computer.

Step 3: Click Transfer button and transfer to local PC folder or iTunes.

With this tool, you can not only transfer music or video from iPod/iPhone/iPad to computer, but also can convert your video and audio to the compatible format and sync into your iPod/iPhone/iPad easily.

Valid until Mar 31, 2014!