Simple question about Itunes

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  1. j3ff3

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    Hi all,

    Simple question, but I've recently bought a new pc and accidently wiped my old harddrive (with my music on it) when trying to eliminate a different harddrive as the cause of my new build's problems.

    So now the only backup I have is on my Ipod. How do I connect it to a new version of Itunes and get it to see all the songs and their ratings? I know you can set itunes to sync manually, but I'm still worried that when I sync my ipod it will copy the itunes playlist (empty) onto the ipod, wiping out my songs with it.

    Am I worrying for the sake of it?

    Cheers.
     
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    You can't with iTunes - you can only recover tunes that you have purchased through iTunes.

    You need to use a third part product - there are loads of freeware\shareware ones

    Try here for alternatives

    http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/07/08/10-alternatives-to-itunes-for-managing-your-ipod/

    I have had success with SharePod

    That will get your music onto the PC - if it is held as music files you can then use the Import File or Folder function on iTunes.

    That will have iTunes pointing to a non-itunes folder structure.

    If you want to bring them into iTunes fully then use the Consolidate function.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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  4. j3ff3

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    cheers nigel. it seems ridiculous that itunes won't let you do this. i hate the way their flawed efforts to prevent piracy actually hamper the consumer's legitimate experience.

    Ill give that program a try - did use igadget before, but the trial version only let you move one file at a time. good program though.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1202 - apple do try to say that its possible, but I just don't believe them....


    Dbeevers - cheers, but the link is apparantly 'invalid' - "contact your administrator" ;)
     
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    infact would mediamonkey do the same thing? have heard good things, but the description doesn't specify extracting tunes from an ipod, whereas sharepod does
     

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