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Connecting ipod to a new laptop

I have a new laptop and i want to connect my ipod to my new laptop but i dont want to lose the songs on the ipod. How do I do this as I was unable to save anything from my old laptop!

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  • bleachy Mar 04, 2008

    i have new laptop and old one is dead how do i transfer ipod to new one without losing the current ones

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    Rover Cannibal Mar 30, 2009

    I am wanting to get my "non-purchased" content on my ipod imported into my itunes library and then sync with my ipod. I have located the "hidden" files on my ipod and copied them into a folder on my new laptop. How do I sync these now with my itunes library.

  • Rover  Cannibal
    Rover Cannibal Mar 30, 2009

    I need to transfer my "non-itunes" purchased content to my itunes library on my new computer. I have found the hidden files on my ipod and copied them to a new folder. How do I sync them up with my library?

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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 loConnecting ipod to a new laptop - 300173_10.gif 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.
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First make sure that inside your itunes there is a manual setting instead of automatic sync of ipod. and if possible take back up of your ipod music .Now you can follow either this steps for how to use multiple ipod on same computer.

below are the steps for how to transfer music from ipod to itunes.
1. Connect the iPod to the computer it normally gets synced to. In iTunes, under Devices (in the source pane), select your iPod.
2. Under the iPod’s summary, select Enable Disk Use.
3. In the computer that you want to transfer music to, open iTunes, go to edit>preferences>advanced>general, (the screen will probably already come up under the general tab) and make sure Keep iTunes Music Folder Organized and Copy files to iTunes Music Folder when adding to library are checked. If they are not checked, check them.
4. Close iTunes. This is very important, because later when you connect your iPod, it could auto sync and delete all the songs on your ipod (iTunes normally warns you in such cases, but it’s better safe than sorry!)
5. Make sure you can view hidden files, so go to MyComputer>Tools>Folder Options>View, then scroll down until you see Hidden Files and Folders. Click on Show hidden files and folders, if it is not already applied. Click OK. If you are using Windows Vista Home Premium, you will need to go to Control Panel>Folder Options>View.
6. Connect the iPod. Itunes may ask if you want to link your iPod to this new computer. Click No.
7. Go to MyComputer. You should see the iPod as a removable device (since you enabled disk use). Click on your iPod.
8. Open iPod Control. You will see a folder called music.
9. Right click on the music folder, click properties. In the general tab, in the attribute section, uncheck Read-only and Hidden.
10. A message should pop-up that says “Confirm Attribute Changes,” select apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files.
11. Right-click on the music folder and select copy.
12. Navigate to MyMusic. Open the iTunes folder, and open iTunes music. Click paste. Chill a bit.
13. In itunes, File>Add Folder to Library…>My Music>Itunes> Music; click add. Voila! You should see a whole bunch of music come in, Itunes will give names to all the songs (since the file names are random four letter names--the file names are still within the file) and organize them.
14. Authorize any songs you have bought from the iTunes store.Log into itunes, and click authorize. You can authorize up to five computers.

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ITunes only let you sync iTunes Store purchases from iPod to new laptop. If you want to sync content from iPod to your new laptop via iTunes, you need to keep in mind that. To sync iPod to new computer with iTunes, follow the steps below.

  1. Once you're on the new laptop, install iTunes on it. Once installed, open iTunes, navigate to iTunes preferences (iTunes> Preferences on a Mac, or Edit> Preferences on Windows). Click the Devices button and make sure "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" is checked.
  2. Now you are able to transfer all of your iTunes purchases (including free apps, paid apps, songs, books and movies) from your iPod to your new computer. To do this, right-click (CTRL-click on a Mac) your iPod within iTunes and choose Transfer Purchases. Or click "File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from my iPod". Then iTunes will start syncing the purchased items to the library.
After finishing the above steps, you have just successfully transferred all your purchased files from iPod to your new laptop. So what about other non-purchased files? Like some nice music you ripped from CDs or some movies you got from DVDs. As is mentioned, you are only allowed to sync purchased items between iPod and computer with iTunes. When you restore your iPhone, the non-purchased items will be erased without any doubts. In order to sync all your data from iPod to new computer without any data loss during the transfer process, you can take advantage of the third-party iPod transfer software to solve the problem.

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If you're on a mac, try the program "Senuti". It allows you to transfer your music from your ipod back to your computer. I did this recently when my HD crashed and I had to purchase a new one.
If you're on PC, just try searching google for "transfer music from ipod to computer" or something like that. 

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The most convenient and secure way is to use an iPod-to-computer transfer program to help you. I've done this before. I used Tansee iPod Transfer. It ensures proven easy and safe transfer.
The whole process needs just a few simple clicks.

Simply install this program on your new computer. When you plug your iPod to the computer, this program will display all songs and videos on the iPod instantly.You simply select all and click "Copy" button. Done. All your selected files will be copied to your computer completely and safely. Now you can easily add those songs and videos to your new iTunes library.

In this case, all songs/videos are on your iTunes library that you can syn with whenever you wish to without deleting any files.
It even has step-by-step guide on the whole process:
For more iPod support information you can also go to http://www.apple.com/support/

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