Easy Ways to Transfer Music from iPod Classic to iTunes

Transfer Music from iPod Classic to iTunes

"Old computer died. Have a new one. How can I transfer all the music files on my iPod classic to iTunes on the new computer?"

Got a new PC and now want to transfer music from iPod classic to iTunes to build your iTunes library? With all songs on your iPod classic, if you attempt to sync it with iTunes, iTunes will remove everything on your iPod classic.

Transferring music from iDevice to iTunes are not an easy task for the users who want to back up their music files or transfer to other devices to listen to songs. iTunes allow users to sync music files with computer by sync it with iTunes but they can listen in iTunes itself. If you are looking to transfer music from iPod classic to iTunes by using iTunes, this only for the purchase music. For those non-purchased music, there are some third party software available to transfer music to iTunes.Today wWe are going to introduce some easy ways to transfer music from iPod classic to iTunes.

Part 1. Transfer Music from iPod Classic to iTunes Automatically

As we all know that iTunes saves files in the iTunes library only for security purpose of your music. So just think if sometimes your system got crashed then your music files will also lost. You can’t recover them. To overcome this problem dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) is available for you transfer music files from iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod Touch to iTunes directly. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) allows you to transfer any file from your iPod, iPad, iPhone to iTunes or PC to take a backup. It is able to back up your Music, videos, podcasts to manage music freely without any hassle. You can get it for windows or Mac both OS and transfer your music to any iDevice or computer without any problem.

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Video Tutorial: How to Transfer Music from iPod Classic to iTunes

Step 1 Download dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). Install and run it on your computer. Then select "Transfer". You will see a user interface like this then connect your iPod to your computer using usb cable of your iPod.

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Step 2 After connecting your iPod Classic you will see interface like below. You can simply click "Rebuild iTunes Library" to transfer music from iPod to iTunes all in one click.

Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-Copy iDevice to iTunes

Step 3 If you would like to select and preview music files, click "Music" and right click to select "Export to iTunes". It will transfer all your music files to your iTunes library. You can easily enjoy your music now.

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Part 2. Transfer Music from iPod Classic to iTunes Manually with iTunes

iTunes also enable uses to transfer their iPod classic music to iTunes library. User can add their music files manually to the iTunes library or they can automatically sync whole device to iTunes library. But when you are using iTunes to transfer iPod classic music to iTunes itself, there is a very big problem when you transfer it. It will erase previous data of iTunes library because iTunes can’t transfer without erasing previous data.

How to Transfer Music from iPod classic to iTunes Manually

Step 1 First of all connect your iPod with computer using usb cable which is came with your iPod. Then click on "View" Tab and Check the option Hidden items.

Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-View tabs and Hidden items

Step 2 Once you have checked hidden items option, then you can see your iPod in my computer.

Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-ipod in my computer

Step 3 Now go to iPod classic in my computer: iPod_Control > Music. Copy your music files and paste it on your computer anywhere.

Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-copy ipod music

Step 4 Download latest version of iTunes and install it on your computer or mac and connect your iPod using a usb cable. Now run iTunes. you can see your iPod is in the device list.

Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-ipod in itunes

Step 5 Now click on File> Add files to Library option to add files to your library.

Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-Add files to Library

Step 6 Now locate the files where you have copied your iPod music files and select it and then click on open. Now your iPod music files will be added to your iTunes library.

Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-copy ippd music to itunes

Part 3. Other Ways to Transfer Music from iPod classic to iTunes

1. Syncios Data Transfer

Syncios data transfer allow users to backup to transfer their music or any other media files to PC or iTunes. It is able to transfer almost all types of iPod file to iTunes. This software have some great functions such as it can transfer data from android to android or android to IOS. This software supports mostly all brand of mobiles so you can easily transfer your all data files from iPod classic to iTunes library or PC also by using it.

Pros:

  • This software allows you to transfer your ipod music files to pc or iTunes directly.
  • Support android devices.
  • Cons:

  • Quality of transferred music files are not perfect losing original quality.
  • Not able to transfer game and App data.
  • Backup of notes not supported in the upper version of ios it only support up to 8.4.
  • Transfer music from ipod classic to iTunes-Syncios Data Transfer

    2. iMobile AnyTrans

    Anytrans is a transfer tool to transfer your iPod music files to your itunes library or back up them to your pc or mac. It allows you to save your data without any tension of losing it when your device or computer crashes. It transfer your playlists, movies, videos, music and contacts to your computer to back up them.

    Pros:

  • Support mostly all types of files.
  • Backup music or videos to pc or mac.
  • Available for both mac and windows.
  • Cons:

  • It doesn’t work as expected to the software. Sometimes not work to transfer photos from iPad.
  • Not able to transfer message.
  • Takes a lot of time saying backup is working but not a single message will be backup
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