Question about Audio Players & Recorders
The first thing you need to do is make sure have configured your iPod to enable disk use. To do this:
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Use iPod Copy or iPod Backup Software One of the easiest ways to move your iTunes library is by use software to copy the contents of your iPod to a new computer. There are a number of these iPod copy or iPod transfer programs.
Read reviews and how-to guides for these iPod transfer programs.
Use iTunes Backup ITunes offers a built-in back up tool that you can find in the File menu. Just go File - > Backup to Disc.
This method will back up your full library (with the exception of audio books from Audible.com) to CD or DVD. All you need are blank discs and some time.
However, if you’ve got a big library, or a CD burner rather than a DVD burner, this will take many, many CDs. This may not be the most efficient way to back up, since you’ve already got hard copies of the CDs you’ve added.
If you’ve got a DVD burner, this will make more sense, as a DVD can hold the equivalent of nearly 7 CDs.
If you’ve just got a CD burner, you may want to consider choosing the option to only back up iTunes Store purchases or make incremental backups – backing up only new content since your last backup.
For more information about this option, check out Apple's guide to the process.
External Hard Drive Hard drives these days offer more storage capacity for lower prices than ever before. Thanks to this, you can get a very large external hard drive for an affordable price. This is another good iTunes backup option.
If you find an external hard drive that you like, you can just connect it to your computer, find your iTunes library (On Windows, it’s the “My Music” folder. On a Mac, it’s just called “Music.”), and copy it to the hard drive to make a backup.
Depending on the size of your library, this may take some time, but it’s effective. Backup utility programs can also be used to make the process more efficient – such as only backing up new files.
Once you have this backup, you can just copy it to your new computer or your old one, if you have a crash.
Migration Assistant (Mac only) On a Mac, the easiest way to transfer your iTunes library to a new machine is to use the Migration Assistant tool. This can be used while you’re setting up the new computer, or after it’s already done. The Migration Assistant tool is used to move data, settings, and other files from your old computer to your new one. Though it isn’t 100% perfect, it moves most files very well and will save you a lot of time.
The Mac OS Setup Assistant will offer you this option as you set up your new computer. If you don’t choose it, you can find the Migration Assistant in your Applications folder, inside the Utilities folder.
To do this, you’ll need a Firewire cable to connect the two computers. Once you’ve done that, restart the old computer and hold down the “T” button. You’ll see it restart and display an orange Firewire icon on the screen. Once you see this, run the Migration Assistant tool, and follow the onscreen instructions.
For Ipod to PC you need ipod manager software .it supports copy ipod to PC or ipod to itunes by drag and drop.
Posted on May 28, 2009
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To Transferring Playlists If you want not only your content but also your playlists to exist on your new computer, you will want to transfer a copy of all your playlists from your old computer. To do this, choose File > Library > Export Library on your old computer. Save the XML file that is created to your desktop. Send the playlists file to yourself as an e-mail attachment, use an external drive, or use file sharing to move the playlists file to your new computer. Once the file is on your new computer, open iTunes and choose File > Library > Import Playlist. The import process will remove any items from the playlists that you didn't share via Home Sharing.
To Transferring Playlists
If you want not only your content but also your playlists to exist on your new computer, you will want to transfer a copy of all your playlists from your old computer. To do this, choose File > Library > Export Library on your old computer. Save the XML file that is created to your desktop.
Send the playlists file to yourself as an e-mail attachment, use an external drive, or use file sharing to move the playlists file to your new computer. Once the file is on your new computer, open iTunes and choose File > Library > Import Playlist. The import process will remove any items from the playlists that you didn't share via Home Sharing.
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