How to Copy Music from the iPod to the Computer

The iPod has changed the way the world listens to music. Many people spend time listening to music from their iPods. Sometimes it is important to know how to copy music from the iPod to the computer. To do this, you will need to first connect the iPod to the computer using the USB cable. It must be connected without iTunes automatically syncing to the iPod. While you are connecting the iPod to the computer, hold down both the “control” and shift keys. While you are holding these two down iTunes menu will probably pop up. If it does  not, click on the proper icon to make sure the auto-syncing option is off.

When your computer recognizes the iPod it should appear in the iTunes menu under the “devices” tab. Again push both the “control” and shift buttons. It can take up to 45 seconds for the iPod to appear under the “devices.”

iTunes should have an option to let you create a new library for music. Once you make the new playlist move all the songs that are on your iPod to the iTunes library. After this is complete, click the iPod one time. Click on tools from the menu bar and then click on folder options. Click the tab “view” and go to “show hidden files and folders.” Highlight it and click on it. Open the folder that is titled “iPod Control”. To transfer all the music highlight the entire folder then copy the folder. Copy them all to a new folder on your desktop. Use copy and paste to put the songs into the new folder. Then move all the files to iTunes.

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