How to Transfer Music from iPod to USB Flash Drive

I have a 5th generation Nano. I have several song on it that are not on my itunes. How can I transfer these to a flash drive? Thanks.

Have you ever find yourself in a situation where you need a track or an album you had and due to either computer crash, iTunes installation, buying a new PC or phone loss; such a song or an album could no longer be found. What if it meant a great deal? It might be an evergreen track you love much or a song that lifts your heart when you feel down. Then transfering your music from iPod to a USB flash drive is an excellent idea.

Identifying that you need to transfer your music to a USB flash drive is excellent, however, it comes with a challenge; How do you transfer those music from your iPod to the USB flash drive? Here 2 solutions are provided for you to transfer music from iPod to USB flash drive. You get the step by step actions that will be of tremendous help but before we hit the nail of its head.

Note: It's almost the same steps to transfer music from iPhone/iPad/iPad mini to USB flash drive.

Solution 1. Copy Music from iPod to USB Flash Drive with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

With dr.fone - Transfer (iOS), you can not only copy music from iPod to USB Flash Drive directly, but also manage files and media on iPod and other Apple devices easily. You can export and copy music and also sync between different iOS devices without the need of iTunes. Music to iPod and iPhone can also be imported and you can create backups and even restore lost files and videos.

Unique Features:

  • dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) performs a thorough scan of your iPod to eliminate the chance of duplicated items in the music library. It matches up with existing songs so that only relevant songs are transferred from iPod to USB drive.
  • The process of transfer of music does not miss out on song details. Information like play counts, ratings, ID3 tags and cover and album arts are synced and stored as they're along with your songs on the Flash drive. Apart from music, you can also copy entire playlists using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). It retains the perfect audio quality as there is no loss during the copying.
  • Many times we come across songs that we cannot add to our iPods as they are not compatible with iOS. The program solves this problem as features easy conversion of files to Apple supported formats. This way you can play them on any Apple device without any problems.
  • You can transfer between various devices from your iPod with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). You can copy as well as import music and videos and other files from PC or Mac to iPod and vice versa.
  • You can connect multiple iOS devices at one time and directly transfer files between them without having to save it on a desktop first.
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Now we will discuss the steps required to do the transfer. You have to download and install dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) on your desktop before you perform the steps below. There are two methods available to transfer music from iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod Touch to

Step 1 Download dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) and install it on your desktop to begin.

Copy music from iPod to USB Flash Drive with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) - Download dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) and install it

Step 2 Now access dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) by launching it. Then connect your iPod with computer via the USB cord.

Copy music from iPod to USB Flash Drive with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) - connect your iPod with computer

Step 3 Insert your USB drive into your desktop and wait for it to get detected under Removable Storage in MY Computer window.

Copy music from iPod to USB Flash Drive with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) -Insert your USB drive

Step 4 Click Music on the top of the interface and select the music which you want to tranfer to USB Flash Drive: "Export" > "Export to PC".

Copy music from iPod to USB Flash Drive with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) - select detination folder

Step 5 Now browse for a destination folder or create a new one in your USB drive to save the songs. After that click on "OK". The music starts transferring and the export is completed within a few minutes.

Copy music from iPod to USB Flash Drive with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) - select detination folder

Video Tutorial: How to Transfer Music from iPod to USB Flash Drive with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Solution 2. Manually Transfer Music from iPod to USB Flash Drive

This is one of the methods that can help you to transfer your music from iPod to USB flash drive. It basically requires the iPod USB cable, your iPod and your personal computer.

Step 1 Connect your iPod to your computer

Using the cable that came with your iPod, connect your iPod to your computer. Your iPod should be able to show under ‘My Computer’ window, as is shown below.

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Step 2 Connect your USB flash drive to your computer

Connect your USB flash Drive to your computer ensuring that the USB flash drive has enough space for the music you want to import.

Step 3 Display hidden files

Under tools, on windows explorer, choose ‘Tools’, then ‘Folder Options’ and then select ‘view’ in the pop-up dialog. Check ‘Display hidden files and folders’ in the drop-down menu.

Step 4 Copy the music files

When you click to open your iPod from ‘My Computer’ window, you should be able to find a folder called ‘iPod _ Control’.

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When you open the folder by double clicking it, you will see all the music files that the iPod has. This is the folder that stores all the music that you sync to your iPod. It will also allow you to copy all the files through a simple copy and paste procedure. The music files are however randomly saved.

Step 5 Paste the music files to your USB flash drive .

Open the disk of USB flash drive, create a new folder or open an exiting folder, then paste the selected music. This will add all the selected music files to your USB flash drive.

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