Old Ipod, new Mac....How do I get my music on my mac Itunes?

Please help.

I used to be a PC person, now i have a Mac, but I haven't mastered it yet.

I have an old IPOD I haven't used in a year that's charging, i'm trying to sync it with my mac Itunes, but it says it wont transfer the music I bought on my other computer's Itunes...

So, how do I get all my music off my ipod and onto my mac?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer


    The Mac method of getting around this problem is really simple. You just use scripts. They're little micro-programs used to automate mundane tasks. They're free and easy to use, and a BUNCH have been written for iTunes. You don't have to know anything about programming to use them.

    You can download as many scripts as you want from Doug's Applescripts for i-Tunes. The script you want is "Import iPod Audio Files ", currently number 5 on the list of "Top 11 Downloads". You will get short and clear instructions about how to use the script. Trust me, it's a breeze, and will get the results you want a lot faster than by using third party software.

    After you're done with it, you can either keep the script, or just throw it away!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    An iPod can be synced with only one iTunes account at a time. once you switched to a new iTunes account or a new computer. You have to authorize your iPod to it at first, then you can upload music and video from iPod to computer. you can refer to this guide that helped me before for how to transfer files from iPod to computer


    Hope this helps.

  • conkin
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    in case you bypass to the apple icon on the better-left corner of your reveal screen, and decide [approximately this Mac], you need to have the potential to establish the version of your OS (this is working equipment for you). for the reason that your iTunes states that the iPod touch can not be study, i'm guessing your Mac must be like, 10.3 or something? if so, replace your OS via clicking the apple icon thingie returned, after which click [application replace]. that would desire to verify for obtainable updates for all your applications, as properly as your working equipment. in spite of this, you could basically purchase Snow Leopard off a Mac save someplace. ;P good success! and save attempting. and don't pay attention to AA's (commercial solutions), they are crap.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can use an ipod to Mac transfer program to help.I personally use Joboshare iPod Rip for Mac.It helps me to copy my songs/videos/photos from ipod to Mac directly and safely.It works well for me,you can give it a try.

    Free download it at: http://dvd-video-soft.com/macconverter/rip-music-f...

    Hope it helps.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The most convenient and secure way is to use an iPod-to-mac transfer program to help you. This is how I did. I used 4Media iPod to Mac Transfer. http://gutensoft.com/Utilities/4Media-iPod-to-Mac-...

    It can help easily transfer all music, photos, videos, podcast, and TV shows on your iPod back to Mac completely and safely, and add them to your local iTunes library. Also, you can use it to transfer files from iPod to iTunes or from Mac to iPod in a direct way.

    The great thing is that it won't cause any deletion of any files while transferring. It even has step-by-step guide:


    Hope this helps.

    For more iPod support information you can also go to http://www.apple.com

  • download this: http://www.fadingred.com/senuti/

    i didi the same thing. lol. had a dell laptop inspiron and dell pc. both with different libraries. i downloaded this and synced stuff to my ipod to my new macbook.

    oh and not to mention its free for 30 days but its soooo good. and easy. pretty fast too.i totally recommend it.

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