How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer?

"I just need to transfer my songs from my iPod to my new computer. However, after I spent hours reading the relevant articles at discussions.apple.com, I got nothing. Most of the songs in the iPod are ripped from CDs. Is there any way to get these songs out? Please give some suggestions, thanks!"

It seems that many people need to transfer music from their iPod to computer to rebuild their itunes music Library. However, to prevent pirate, Apple doesn't offer any options to copy music from an iPod to a computer. Fortunately, users can still try the workaround below to transfer music from iPod to computer.

Solution 1. Transfer music from iPod to computer with the easiest way

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) is a popular iOS device manager. If you try the iOS device manager, just with 1 or 2 click(s), you'll copy all songs from your iPod to your computer iTunes Library or local drive instantly. Excepte for to transfer music, you can also transfer videos, photos, contacts, message and other files without iTunes freely.

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Step 1. Launch dr.fone

Run dr.fone on your computer and choose Transfer. Connect your iPod with computer through a USB cable. And then you can see that your iPod is displayed in the main window.

ipod music to computer - step 1 using dr.fone

Step 2. Transfer music from iPod to computer

In the main window, you can click "Music". Then select all the music and click "Export" > "Export to PC" to copy all songs directly.

ipod music to computer - step 2 using dr.fone

A new window will pop up to select the location to save the songs on your PC or to a folder on your local hard drive.

ipod music to computer - step 3 using dr.fone

To transfer selected songs from your iPod to your computer, just select the sonds and then click "Export" > "Export to PC".

Solution 2. Transfer music from iPod (iPod touch excluded) to computer manually

Solution 2 only works for iPod classic, iPod shuffle, and iPod nano. If you have an iPod touch running in iOS 5 and later, please try Solution 1.

#1.Transfer Music from an iPod to a Windows PC:

Step 1. Launch your iTunes Library on your computer. Click Edit > Preferences>Devices, and check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically".

Step 2. Find your iPod in "Computer" or "My Computer" section. It appears as a removable disk. From here, you should click "Tools" or "Organize" on the ribbon > Folder option or Folder and search options. Click View and check the option "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives".

Step 3. Click to open your iPod, the removable disk. Find a folder named as "iPod-Control" and open it. And then you can find a music folder which contains all your songs on your iPod. Copy the folder to your computer.

ipod music to computer - with manual way

#2.Transfer Music from an iPod to Mac:

Step 1. Launch your iTunes on your Mac. Click Edit > Preferences>Devices, and check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically".

Step 2. Go to your Mac and use the Spotlight to search "Applications". Open the Applications folder, find and open the Utilities folder.

Step 3. Type or copy the commands:

• Defaults write com.app.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
• Killall Finder

Step 4. Double-click the iPod icon and open the iPod Control folder. Drag the music folder from your iPod to your desktop.

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