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Offline jayceww

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how do you backup your ipod music?
« on: 13/04/2012 09:51:23 »
Hi guys, Iím new here! Just wanna say hello and hope to gain some experience from you. I wanna download some new music but my ipod is almost running out of space. I really donít wanna delete the old songs, so can I backup them to my computer? Do you have any experience?


 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #1 on: 13/04/2012 10:52:48 »
I have never owned an "Ipod" or never wish to but can you not comunicate with them from a regular computer via "Bluetooth" or similar 
 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #2 on: 13/04/2012 11:40:31 »
I smell spam.
« Last Edit: 13/04/2012 11:45:47 by RD »
 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #3 on: 16/04/2012 02:02:03 »
Assuming the question is genuine. The answer is no, you cannot back up your iPod back onto a computer. There is a protection device in place to prevent you from doing that. It is a pirating prevention issue.

 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #4 on: 16/04/2012 02:23:40 »
... The answer is no, you cannot back up your iPod back onto a computer ...

http://lifehacker.com/5869827/how-to-copy-music-from-your-iphone-ipad-or-ipod-touch-to-your-computer-for-free

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #5 on: 16/04/2012 06:09:19 »
Uhm, how about the simple and legal way of using iTunes??
If you sync your iPod you can "uncheck" songs (or albums or folders or playlists) to be synced. This will make iTunes delete them from your iPod, but keep them on your PC
 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #6 on: 16/04/2012 08:54:31 »
Well if you bought those songs on iTunes I think itís easy to get them back, because they should be linked to your account so you can download them for free again.
But if those music on your ipod are from other computers via itunes, you may not transfer them from ipod to pc because itunes can only transfer these fiels from itunes to your ipod touch. In that case you will need some other tools to do that.

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« Last Edit: 24/08/2012 08:35:17 by BenV »
 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #7 on: 16/04/2012 16:02:37 »
Uhm, how about the simple and legal way of using iTunes??
If you sync your iPod you can "uncheck" songs (or albums or folders or playlists) to be synced. This will make iTunes delete them from your iPod, but keep them on your PC

Thanks for that. I did not know if you unchecked songs they would be deleted from the iPod during the next sync. Good to know.
 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #8 on: 23/07/2012 04:20:12 »
1、   Open the ipod_control folder then open the music folder. Copy each one of those folders (should look similar to these: F00, F01 ...) onto your computer.
You can do this by creating a new folder on your desktop and dragging the files into the folder.
2.Open itunes and insert the new folder you created on your computer's desktop into: library ---> Music
3.You can now sync your ipod to this new computer with out losing all of your music.


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« Last Edit: 23/07/2012 13:29:50 by BenV »
 

Offline poppy

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #9 on: 24/08/2012 04:24:59 »
Anyway, in Windows you have to let Windows to sync the music from iPod to PC. This is normally happens when you plug the iPod in to the PC, and the "what do you want to do with this device" dialogue pops-up. Its here you can choose to sync music. If you don't get the pop-up you've probably told Windows it to not bother you ever again with that dialogue. You can reverse that by going to My Computer, right clicking on the iPodís icon and somewhere in there is the option re-enable or manually run an import.
What's more, you can refer these tutorials about how to transfer music from iPod to Computer
Hope it can do you a favor.
 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #10 on: 25/12/2013 08:12:15 »
I would love to share how to backup iPod music to computer.
I read this thread: newbielink:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4930527 [nonactive]
And follow the instruction below:
1. Sync the iPod you want to newbielink:http://transferphone.com/transfer-ipod-music-to-pc.html [nonactive].
2. Go to the folder with your backups
3. sort the folders by date modified to find the one containing your the backup you just made (this step is only necessary if you have multiple backup folders, such as if you've synced more than one phone on that computer)
4. Make a copy of the backup folder in case anything gets ****ed up
5. copy the following files from that backup folder to a new folder
-status.plist
-manifest.mdbx
-manifest.mbdb
-manifest.plist
-info.plist
-3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28
6. Set up the phone you want to transfer texts to as a new phone
7. make a new backup after it is set up
8. go to the folder with the new backup created in step 7, delete everything in it leaving an empty folder
9. Copy the 6 files listed in step 5 to the empty folder from step 8
10. right click the iPod in iTunes and restore to backup
11. You should have a fresh phone, set up new but with all of your texts saved
« Last Edit: 17/06/2015 08:18:47 by AntonioFrank »
 

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #11 on: 05/05/2014 07:07:24 »
As I know, Vibosoft iPad/iPhone/iPod to Computer Transfer is a good tool for iPod users to newbielink:http://www.vibosoft.com/ios/transfer-music-from-ipod-touch-nano-shuffle-computer.html [nonactive], this tool also can help you save your contacts, text messages, call history, photos, calendars, etc from your idevice to computer.
« Last Edit: 20/11/2014 07:09:57 by desd986 »
 

Offline frankwall

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Re: how do you backup your ipod music?
« Reply #12 on: 07/05/2014 16:26:15 »
you don't need a backup?! it's all in itunes or am I getting something wrong here?
 

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