Thursday, March 20, 2014

Transfer Music from Nano to Computer - No Software Needed

No software needed. This is a a free and easy way to transfer music from your iPod Nano to your computer:

1. Connect your iPod Nano to your computer. If prompted to sync with the iTunes library, select "Cancel." If syncs automatically, close iTunes.
2. Click the "Start" button on your desktop and click "My Computer."
3. Double-click "My iPod," and if there is a folder named "iPod Control" double-click it and select "MUSIC."
(If there is not, click the "Tools" menu at the top of the window and select "Folder Options">"View" and check "Show hidden files and folders", and then click "OK." The "iPod Control" folder will now be visible.)
Note the music titles will look strange (e.g. GLOV) but when they transfer the full titles and other metdata will display correctly.
4. Open a folder on your computer where you want to save the music files.
5. Drag and drop the music files from the iPod's "MUSIC" folder into this folder. The files will transfer to the selected folder and be saved to your computer's hard drive.
6. If you want to upload into iTunes. Open iTunes. Click File, Add folder to library, and then select this folder you just created.

Follow-up: I also found this wonderful application:

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1 comment:

  1. If you purchased all of the songs through itunes store, please follow these steps:
    1. Open up Itunes and Click on Itunes Store
    2. Once you're in the Itunes Store look to right side of the screen and you should see the word "purchased". Click purchased and you'll be sent to a purchase screen.
    3. Click on "All Songs" and then it will show all the songs you've downloaded. From there you just hit the button that looks like a cloud with an arrow on it, and it will download all the songs all over again.

    If you didn't purchase them through Itunes, then you'll have to download software that will strip the songs from your iPod onto your computer. And here is a step by step guide show you how to do that.
    Hope it helps. Feel free to email me if you need further help.


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