How can I transfer music from my iPod to my computer?

Vivien Lu October 10, 2012

I have tried it so many times, but still don’t know how to do it. I used iTunes, but there are always problems. I cannot sync my music files to PC. Can someone tell me how to do? I do not want to use iTunes to sync my files to PC now.

  1. DalSan Mack
    October 11, 2012 at 7:31 am

    You could use Sharepod to transfer music, videos, and pictures to and from the PC and iPod.

  2. Albee Lu
    October 11, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Backup Music, Ringtone, Audiobook

    Maybe you can try some professional yet free iPod Manager like Syncios iPod Transfer. It can backup all the audio files including music, ringtone, audiobooks from iPod/iPhone/iPad to PC which iTunes does not allow you to do.
    You can also add local music files from your computer to iPod/iPhone/iPad, delete or export audio files from iPod/iPhone/iPad, add playlist on iPod/iPhone/iPad and etc.
    It is free, why not just take a try!

  3. Lieschen Müller
    October 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

    First of all - by default transferring music _from_ an iPod/Phone/whatsoever _to_ a computer is not supported, except for content purchased from iTunes Store. If this is what you want to do just follow these instructions: (iTunes Store: Transferring purchases from your iOS device or iPod to a computer).

    Music you downloaded from other sources or imported fom CD into your library and synced to your iPod is a different thing. To get it onto your computer depends on what kind of iPod you've got.

    In case of an iPod touch try this program: iDevice Manger (freeware)

    Don't know whether it also works with a non-iOS iPod, like a Classic or Nano, never tried. But if you've got such an iPod you can just copy the music files - although be warned - you'll have to retag all of them. When synced to the device they are renamed and put into directories just according to "iTunes internal reference".
    - On your computer launch your file browser and make shure that hidden files and folders are displayed
    - Connect your iPod, navigate to the music folder. On my iPod nano and on Windows it is \iPod_Control\Music

    Hope this helps

  4. Edwin Williams
    October 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Yeah, Apple is very uptight and strict with users putting music FROM their ipod to another computer. But the human race has overcome this obstacle by means of several software applications. I used to use Yamipod to do it, although I don't know how relevant and updated they are anymore.

  5. ha14
    October 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    • Lieschen Müller
      October 11, 2012 at 1:09 am

      hmm... fine for putting music, etc. onto the iPod without using iTunes, but to get it off it??? Might have missed that option, or is an additional module required I've not yet found?

    • Vivien Lu
      October 11, 2012 at 2:07 am

      I have used it, but it hard for me to use your recommendation. But also highly appreciate your help.

      Some of my friends recommend me to use Syncios iPod Transfer. The program really works well on transferring my music files, videos, photos on ipod to my PC easily.
      The most attractive thing is that it can also transfer my files on PC to iPod. Maybe Syncios transfer is just the one I want.

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