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How to organize your music into one folder using itunes.

If your itunes music is scattered about your computer and you want it in one neat folder watch my video below.

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I cannot transfer music from my itunes player to my sony walkman nwz-e453 as I have got an appcrash message. what do I do?


Hi Brian
***How to transfer music to an iPod to a Windows computer***

Step 1: Connect your iPod and launch iTunes.
In the iPod management screen, scroll down to Options and check "Enable disk use."
iTunes will give you a warning--select OK.
Note: If you get an error message asking you to reformat upon connecting, your iPod was originally formatted for Mac
and cannot be used in Windows.
One workaround is to install a program like MacDrive, which will allow your Windows machine to read Mac-formatted drives.
Clicking "reformat" will erase your iPod.
Step 2: Now open My Computer and open your iPod drive.
Step 3: Open Tools > Folder Options. Click the View tab and check "Show hidden files and folders."
Step 4: Now in your iPod folder, open iPod_Controls > Music. Highlight all of the folders and drag them into the desired
folder on your hard drive.
This might take a while, depending on how much music you're transferring.
Step 5: Highlight all of the folders again, right-click, and select Properties. Uncheck "Hidden." Close this window.
Once the files are copied, you've successfully transferred the music.
However, you'll notice that the songs have four-letter names and are scattered among many folders.
It's OK. Once you import the music into iTunes (or any other media player), the program will reinstate the titles of the
songs.
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Bud

Nov 25, 2012 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Itunes on window xp will not open. I get error


Hi,

Deleting cached video files of the download and starting the download from beginning, often will resolve the issue.

To find cached video downloads:

1. Navigate to the downloads folder. This folder can be found in the location listed below. Note the itunes media folder may appear as "iTunes Music".

2. My Documents -> My Music -> iTunes -> iTunes Media -> Downloads

3. Locate the folder that contains cached video file for this purchase. The folder will be named for the purchased video, and name will end with .m4v.tmp.

Example: Turtles.m4v.tmp

4. Delete these files and open iTunes.

5. Choose Store -> Check for available downloads.

6. Enter your user name and password, click check button.


Regards
Rizwan

Feb 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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when i downloaded itunes it tranfered all the music from my windows mediaplayer over to itunes but they are all scattered and not in album form???????????


the keep organized check box must not have been ticked

start your itunes, the click on eidt, then click on preferences
this opens a preferences dialog box, in taht go to advanced tab
there select the keep itunes media folder organized
now when you add music it will be placed according to albums

Sep 29, 2009 | Apple iTunes

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Connecting ipod to a new laptop


You can actually (or could have) transfer the songs from your
Laptop & iPod by using you iPod like a removable
Hard Disk Drive

Here is the Apple sanctioned method:

Note: While you can use the Transfer Purchase From iPod option under the File menu to copy iTunes Store purchases from the iPod to another computer you can't transfer songs from other sources from the iPod library to iTunes

So you'll need to follow the steps below to use iPod as a hard disk to transfer music files from one computer to another. This process will require the use of iTunes 7 on all computers. Any computers running iTunes 6 or earlier will need to be updated to follow these steps.

Once you have the files transferred, you'll need to authorize any iTunes Store content. If you won't be using your old computer, you'll want to deauthorize it.

Important: Windows operating systems don't recognize Mac OS-formatted disks (HFS or HFS Plus formats), so you can't use a Mac-formatted iPod to move your music to a Windows PC.
Switch the iPod to manual update and enable disk use The first thing you need to do is make sure have configured your iPod to enable disk use. To do this:
  1. Open iTunes on your old computer.
  2. Connect your iPod to your old computer and wait for it to appear in iTunes.
  3. Select your iPod in the Source pane under the Devices section to display your iPod preferences in the main library window.
  4. Click the Summary tab in the main iTunes window.
  5. Click the Manually manage music button. Changing from automatic updating to manual puts a check mark by Enable disk use. A message says:
"Disabling automatic update requires manually unmounting the iPod before each disconnect."
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If you need to copy from old computer:
Copy iTunes folder to iPod To copy all your music files (including the library file that holds all your playlists and other settings) to your iPod:
  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. Locate your iPod:
    Mac OS X: On the desktop
    Windows: In My Computer
  3. Locate your iTunes folder:
    Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
    Windows: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
  4. Drag the iTunes folder to the iPod. This can take a while if you have a lot of songs.
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  • When the copy completes open iTunes.
  • Click on the iPod in the Source pane
  • Click the Eject button in the lower right corner of the iTunes window.
  • Disconnect the iPod from the computer when the "Do not disconnect" message no longer appears on the iPod screen.
Now:
Copy music to new computer To copy all your music files (including the library file that holds all your playlists and other settings) to your new computer:
  1. Locate your Music folder (Mac OS X) or your My Music folder (Windows) on your new computer:
    Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
    Windows: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
  2. Drag the iTunes folder in this location out to the desktop. 300173_10.gifFrom the My Music folder to the Desktop on your new PC
  • Locate the iPod on the new computer:
  • Mac OS X: On the desktop.
  • Windows: In My Computer.
  • Double-click on the iPod to open it.
  • Drag the iTunes folder from the iPod to the Music folder (Mac OS X) or My Music Folder (Windows) on your new computer. This can take a while if you have a lot of songs.
  • Open iTunes
    There you go. All your music, playlists, and other information like play counts and ratings have all been moved from your old computer to your new one.
If that doesn't cover it fully..... wow!

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Feb 12, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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