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Copy iPod 8 gb contents to new computer

I got a new computer, running Windows Vista. What's the best way to transfer my iPod contents -- songs, podcasts, books -- to my new computer. I see that there are some shareware programs that do this, but would welcome any recommendations. I have over 6 gb of stuff loaded on my iPod and I'd hate to lose it!

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You can also transfer all your music, video, etc. by creating a backup on cds. On itunes go to file, click library, click backup disc. You will be instructed to insert a cd and it will take you through the process. It will take a few cds for all your data but this is guaranteed to transfer everything including playlists and play counts. On your new computer you will go through the same first steps but you will chose restore instead of creating backup disc. You will need to authorize your new computer on itunes to allow any purchased songs to be played.

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When you sync the ipod to a new computer your ipod will get reformatted and you need to sync the ipod with a pgrom like imtoo ipod copier or itouchcopy.

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  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. Locate your iPod:
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    Windows: In My Computer
  3. Locate your iTunes folder:
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    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.
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  1. Locate your Music folder (Mac OS X) or your My Music folder (Windows) on your new computer:
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    Windows: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
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