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Old 06-08-2006, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I know it's been a while since I've been on the forums but I recently encountered a massive system failure after a botched upgrade of Norton System Works. Unfortuneately I have been forced to completely reformat and start over. So here I sit, at a mostly blank computer.

My problem is that I was not able to backup ANY files before I had to reformat. I lost everything.

So, I'm pretty sure this has been asked before but, how can I transfer all of my songs that are on my iPod back into iTunes? I really wanna get all my music back on here soon. Is there a program you can refer me to?

Thanks for any help, and I'll probably be posting more around here for some time due to this reformat.

Cheers!
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay, here we go.


Install the latest itunes, install the latest drivers for ipod.

Connect the ipod, find it through my computer. Set it to veiw hidden files. Go iPod_control, follow to media or music until you get a bunch of folders like D_1 and stuff blah blah blah. AFter you see the folders (each has it's fair share of distributed music in it, wierdly named tho), just drag ALL THE FOLDERS -not the files themselves- into itunes.

You're done, and all the formatting on the songs was saved.

Sorry i dont know the path to the folders right now, Im at school and no ipod let alone the abilty to play with one.

EDIT: The path to the folders is:

"\Ipod_control\Music"

The folders are F... (the ... satdns for numbers)

copy all of those 'F' folders into itunes!
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do I have to set the iPod to be used as a hard disk?
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Okay, I found the folders and copied them all into my iTunes folder. They're not showing up in iTunes. I even tried to drag them all directly into the iTunes window but that's not working either.

Edit: I can copy each song individually but I don't really wanna do that with all 900+ songs.
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Nevermind. I got it.
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Or you could just get idump and transfer all the songs automatically. Its worked for me before perfectly.
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Bah. Now you tell me. Oh well, I did it manually. Although I'm missing like 15 items... hmm.
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