How do you transfer songs from your ipod to itunes?

Recently, my computer broke down so everything got erased from my hardrive. I reinstalled itunes and started downloading new songs again. But now when I plug my ipod in the computer, it only shows the new songs i downloaded on the computer and wont show the original songs that are still on my ipod. any help would be greatly appreciated!!

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Technically, you can't.

    Of course, there are plenty of ways around that.

    First, you can always buy all the shiny things that they have out now, like Igadget, etc., but I'd suggest just going to your ipod folder on the computer.

    (go to my computer, click on the ipod)

    Make sure "show hidden files and folders" is on, then click on ipod_control. Then go to "search" search for all files and folders, (make sure "search in hidden files and folders" option is on) and it should bring up all the music files. Then hit shift to highlight all of them, and right click.

    Send to--> (a folder destination on your computer) and then import that file into itunes.

    Good luck, and contact me if you have any more questions.

    Source(s): -- here's a good step-by-step with screencaps that says the same thing I just told you.
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  • leas
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    sorry but once you plug in your ipod and update it it will erase all the songs and you will have to start over the same thing happened to me.

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  • 1 decade ago

    holy moly... ive been wondering how to do that...

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