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Anyone knowledgeable about Ipods?

Okay, so my home computer is pretty much toast and needs to be rebuilt. My problem is I have about 9000 songs on my harddrive that i will end up losing if I rebuild.

I have the same songs on my Ipod right now but I can not transfer them from the Ipod to the computer after it is rebuilt. Well, sorta, I know you can use the Ipod as an external hard drive (you have to activate disk mode) but I do not know if you can do this without erasing the files already. Ultimately I am trying to get the files off the Ipod onto my computer because if I cant, then I am out thousands of dollars worth of music and that wont make me very happy...
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Okay, so my home computer is pretty much toast and needs to be rebuilt. My problem is I have about 9000 songs on my harddrive that i will end up losing if I rebuild.

I have the same songs on my Ipod right now but I can not transfer them from the Ipod to the computer after it is rebuilt. Well, sorta, I know you can use the Ipod as an external hard drive (you have to activate disk mode) but I do not know if you can do this without erasing the files already. Ultimately I am trying to get the files off the Ipod onto my computer because if I cant, then I am out thousands of dollars worth of music and that wont make me very happy...
You pay for music?

get the new box. install itunes
plug ipod in and import the music....that should work
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much about ipods but I did a quick google search: http://www.revision3.com/forum/showthread.php?p=135055

I don't think it will erase anything off your harddrive, and if it is going to it usually warns you before it does (or at least most programs/devices do).

like TL said just plug it into a fresh HD and u should be good to go.
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Okay, so my home computer is pretty much toast and needs to be rebuilt. My problem is I have about 9000 songs on my harddrive that i will end up losing if I rebuild.

I have the same songs on my Ipod right now but I can not transfer them from the Ipod to the computer after it is rebuilt. Well, sorta, I know you can use the Ipod as an external hard drive (you have to activate disk mode) but I do not know if you can do this without erasing the files already. Ultimately I am trying to get the files off the Ipod onto my computer because if I cant, then I am out thousands of dollars worth of music and that wont make me very happy...
A few different routes you can go here. When you build/buy your new computer just slave your old HDD in it n you can then go into it from my computer n move what ever you want to the new HDD etc. If your current PC will boot you can burn them to CD/DVD too, or a flash drive.

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You pay for music?

get the new box. install itunes
plug ipod in and import the music....that should work

see thats what I am unsure about, I was under the impression that you cant just transfer music from an Ipod to a computer. At least that is how it was explained to me before. Anyone else done this before and can confirm that it will or at least should work?

I maybe paid for 100 dollars worth of the msuic on their that I purchased through Itunes... the rest is just copying CD's and stuff from friends and my own personal collection that I had before I had the Ipod. When I say 1000's of dollars worth of music I mean the CD's that I dont have that I copied from friends or downloaded through Itunes. I would ultimately have to purchase because I havent been able to find an online site or program that downloads music for free. I am VERY particular about my music and the recordings... it has to be as close to perfect or the original as possible or it bugs me when I listen to it.
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A few different route you can go here. When you build/buy your new computer just slave your old HDD in it n you can then go into it from my computer n move what ever you want to the new HDD etc. If your current PC will boot you can burn them to CD/DVD too, or a flash drive.

Im trying the flash drive route now but the problem is the computer has a virus that is prohibiting Windows explorer to work. You cant open any programs at all. Cannot access the C drive or anything to even get the music transfered over to an external drive. I believe its called the Renos virus but I could be mistaken

I have an IT friend who is trying to load Linux onto the computer and pull the files that way but last night he tried and his Linux software was out of date and wouldnt work on the computer (its about 6 months old and has the new Vista OS on it) so he is downloading new drivers and updates for his linux software and is going to attempt again tonight.
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I heart all the songs on your ipod You shouldn't have any problems transferring the music back to your computer, Kevin did this on my laptop while we were on vacation and now I have all of his stuff stored and it wasn't a problem.
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go to wwww.download.com and download a program called i-dump. it will allow you to transfer from ipod to computer. or another program is called i-transfer, not sure where to find that one tho. i use i-dump. good luck.
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I heart all the songs on your ipod You shouldn't have any problems transferring the music back to your computer, Kevin did this on my laptop while we were on vacation and now I have all of his stuff stored and it wasn't a problem.
Thank you love... I will try it and hopefully it works
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Im trying the flash drive route now but the problem is the computer has a virus that is prohibiting Windows explorer to work. You cant open any programs at all. Cannot access the C drive or anything to even get the music transfered over to an external drive. I believe its called the Renos virus but I could be mistaken

I have an IT friend who is trying to load Linux onto the computer and pull the files that way but last night he tried and his Linux software was out of date and wouldnt work on the computer (its about 6 months old and has the new Vista OS on it) so he is downloading new drivers and updates for his linux software and is going to attempt again tonight.
If you have access to a working computer you can download something like Bart's PE and burn it to a CD as a image (so its bootable). Then but from it n use its window mngr to transfer the files. Theres several *nix based n windows like images out there. I got a few at home n a dualboot thumb drive. If you haven't resolved this by tonight n I get tyme I will up a image for you.
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Here's an easy way to get songs from an iPod to a new computer without downloading any other program. I've used this twice and it works like a charm.

1) make sure there is a "itunes music" folder somewhere in your documents. if not, then just load any cd into itunes and the folder will automatically be created.

2) plug your ipod in. go to "my computer" then into your ipod icon.

3) search the folders until you come across one which contains around 50 folders, all beginning with "f".

4) select all of these and copy them.

5)go into the "itunes music" folder and create a new folder. it doesn't matter what you call it.

6) paste all of the folders into your new folder. this will take FOREVER!!!!

7) when thats all finished, open up itunes.

8) got to "file" then "add folder to library". find the new folder you created in "itunes music" and select it to be added.

9) this, again, will take a long time

10) all of your songs should be there
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Here's an easy way to get songs from an iPod to a new computer without downloading any other program. I've used this twice and it works like a charm.

1) make sure there is a "itunes music" folder somewhere in your documents. if not, then just load any cd into itunes and the folder will automatically be created.

2) plug your ipod in. go to "my computer" then into your ipod icon.

3) search the folders until you come across one which contains around 50 folders, all beginning with "f".

4) select all of these and copy them.

5)go into the "itunes music" folder and create a new folder. it doesn't matter what you call it.

6) paste all of the folders into your new folder. this will take FOREVER!!!!

7) when thats all finished, open up itunes.

8) got to "file" then "add folder to library". find the new folder you created in "itunes music" and select it to be added.

9) this, again, will take a long time

10) all of your songs should be there

sounds like a cool hacker move... clever
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You pay for music?

get the new box. install itunes
plug ipod in and import the music....that should work
I don't have an iPod, but do have an MP3 player. I can easily transfer back and forth from the player to my computer. Didn't know iPods were that restrictive.
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***UPDATE***

Looks liek my friend was able to get linux up and running and he was able to transfer the information to an external harddrive that way. He is now in the process of testing to make sure all the information has transfered correctly and has converted from linux language to Windows.

So far so good...
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Rule number 1 of having a computer and data you don't want to lose:

Keep a backup copy of EVERYTHING.

You'd have a lot less headache right now if you did that.

I maintain a 30,000 song library.

I have 700GB worth of external storage. I have a total of 8 hard drives. 5 are in computers, and 3 are external. I have at least 2 copies of every file I care about, on completely separate hardware platforms, and I continuously sync them up. Barring some catastrophy that ruins 2-3 specific hard drives at the same time, I can lose any piece of hardware and not lose a bit of data.

As far as the iPod is concerned. Try Anapod Explorer (http://www.redchairsoftware.com). It makes your iPod work seamlessly with Windows, and it would be a piece of cake getting your songs off of it.

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Ipods are restrictive thats why I dont own one of those nazi devices

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err, itune is defaulted for automatic sync. if you wish to move songs in and out of your ipod, all you need to do is select manual from the itunes welcome default menu. then, you can cut and paste from the itunes to whatever HD directory you desire. but, i think it is limited to 10 songs at a time.

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Ipods are restrictive thats why I dont own one of those nazi devices
They're not restricted if you use Anapod Explorer. Mine works like any other external drive.

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I have an IPOD Shuffle. I got it for free about 3 months ago and ts still in the original packaging. I have no idea how to use it. Cant be too difficult though. My son has a Philips 6GB MP3 player and its very simple to use but I dont think it has the capability to upload music back to the PC
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