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I forgot my passcode for my iPod touch and now it says to connect to iTunes. We just got a new computer and I have no original things on it from my iPod. If I restore I'll lose everything on my iPod and have nothing on my computer. How can I restore my iPod touch without losing everything on my iPod?

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Sadly the only way to recover from this is to restore from a previous backup. Since you have no backups, as you've switched to a different iTunes. You'll have to enter DFU mode to restore to factory defaults. Switch off your iPod Press and hold the sleep button for 2 seconds Press and hold the sleep and home buttons together for 10 seconds Release the sleep button and continue holding the home button for another 10 seconds. Then you should connect to your PC, where iTunes will prompt you to restore.
Sorry I wasn't able to help recover your data, sadly Apple have designed this particular process in a poor way.

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Itunes is really tricky with transferring songs off your Ipod back to the computer but it is possible. Also it will rename EVERYTHING to random... alphanumeric names. But don't worry about that, once you load all those songs into Itunes, it will look normal again!
Follow these steps:

  1. Connect the iPod to your PC. If iTunes starts syncing (ie erasing) your music automatically, hit the X in the upper right hand corner of iTunes display, to the left of the search box, to stop it.
  2. In Control Panel, Portable Media Devices, double-click your iPod.
  3. In the Tools menu -> Options, in the View Tab, check "Show hidden files and folders."
  4. Navigate to the Music folder. On my 2nd gen 'pod, the full path is
    Portable Media Devices\GINA'S IPOD (F:)\iPod_Control\Music
  5. Select all the music folders, and drag and drop them into a folder on your hard drive, or directly into iTunes.
Best of luck!

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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