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iPod question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Harry Lime, May 1, 2008.

  1. Harry Lime

    Harry Lime New Member

    My hard drive got fried a couple weeks ago, and I lost over 1,500 songs. Luckily, all the songs are on my iPod.
    My question is, does anyone know of a good and FREE program that I can download to move songs to an external hard drive.
    There are a lot of programs on the Internet, but I'm not sure which ones are reliable.
  2. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Mac or PC?
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I don't know if you can access those programs from Russian-occupied Vienna. Better hit the sewers again.
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Not sure I understand. Can't you just click and drag to the external? I mean, once you sync your iPod to the new drive, that's all you have to do (unless I'm missing something here...)
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Harry, I used one, have to get home to tell you what it was for certain, but I think it was sharepod.

    Free online, worked like a charm.
  6. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Sharepod works well, as does senuti (I thought it was funny cause it's itunes backwards).
  7. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    Can't let that pass without props.
  8. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Killick, the problem is that if he synced his iPod to the new drive, his iPod would be wiped clear.

    When this happened to me I researched and came up with a way to do it manually. Basically, if you know what you're doing you can reveal hidden folders in Windows, then find all the files (they're in totally random order spread out among about 100 folders) and copy them to your new hard drive. After that, import via iTunes and you'll see the tag information was preserved.

    I must say, not a fun process if you've got 30 gigs of stuff to restore. Better than losing it all, however.
  9. Senuti is great.
    I can't believe I didn't realize that was iTunes backwards until Diabeetus pointed it out.
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