Transferring from iPod to PC

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DowntownBrown

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Have a 30GB iPod and looking for a way to transfer songs to a PC, not Apple laptop.

Is this possible and if so, how?

Thank you.
 

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Yes. This assumes that your iPod is able to power on when plugged into your PC.
It would be best if your iTunes is set to Keep Library Organized and Copy New Items into iTunes Library in the Advanced section of Edit->Preferences. This will allow iTunes to rename files with tags automatically when tracks are dropped onto iTunes.

First allow hidden folders to be seen:
  • Open the Control Panel in Windows 10
  • Open the File Explorer Options
  • Click on the View tab
  • Select Show Hidden files and folders and click OK.
Get the files from the iPod into iTunes
  • Connect the iPod to your Windows 10 computer
  • Open iTunes if it did not open automatically, put on left side of screen
  • Open File Explorer, put on right side of screen
  • Navigate to the iPod drive
  • Navigate to the iPod Control folder
  • In the Search bar of the File Explorer type: *.m4a OR *.mp3 OR *.m4p
  • In the results, select the first track and hold Ctrl and type A to select them all
  • Drag the tracks from File Explorer and drop them onto the Library section of iTunes.
  • Wait for the import to complete
  • Click on Songs section of the Library in iTunes, you should see your music.
  • Music with Unknown Artist or Unknown Album need manual updates. right click each one and choose Song Info and fill out the data and click OK.
iTunes will now have all the songs from the iPod.
 
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