It is easy enough to transfer iTunes library to an iPod but doing the reverse process could be deemed hard. Well, not really, though Apple has made sure that the process is not as simple. However, it is doable. Why transfer iPod music to a PC?
One reason is that you have a new PC and you prefer to transfer the iPod songs in it. Or your hard drive could have crashed and iPod is your only source for copies of the music. It could also be that a song was accidentally deleted in the hard drive and you want it restored without purchasing another copy.
A word of caution. If you are not careful with the transfer, you could accidentally delete all the media files in your iPod during synchronization with iTunes. A safe way to do the transfer is to manually copy the music files instead of synching. You need to modify specific settings in Windows first to before facilitating the manual transfer of the music files.
Here Are 5 Easy Steps On How To Do The Transfer
Step 1- Using a USB cable, connect the iPod to the PC. Wait a few seconds for iTunes to automatically launch. To prevent your iPod from automatically syncing with your PC, click “Cancel”.
Synchronization of the iPod and the PC will result in deletion of songs in the iPod not found in the PC.
Step 2- Open up a new window by navigating to the “Start” menu. Select the option “Computer”, then “Organize”, and then point and select “Folder and Search Options”.
Step 3- Now, select the “View” tab. Search for the “Hidden Files and Folders” section. Click the tab “Show hidden files, folders and drives” and then click “Apply”. This process will show the iPod’s hidden files.
Step 4- Go to the “Computer” dialog, search for the iPod icon then double-click to open the file. Point your pointer to the “iPod Control” then click “Music” where all your iPod’s music file is stored.
Step 5- Make sure you have a new folder in your PC before facilitating copying of the music file. From your iPod’s list of songs, right-click the song that you want to copy. From the dropdown menu, select “Copy”. Right-click the new folder that you created for the music file. When it opens, select “Paste” to transfer the selected song.
Repeat the song selection, then copy and paste. The songs are now transferred or copied to your PC.
This method is a bit tedious more so if you have hundreds of songs to copy. However this method is very safe as there will not be any accidental deletion of music files from your iPod. If your iPod music is in the hundreds or even thousands, it might be best to copy the music files in batches.
There are many related software downloadable from the internet that help facilitate quick and easy transfer of music files from an iPod to a PC too.
Is there another option to easily do the transfer? Let us know.