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Q: IPOD ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: IPOD
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: cmg123-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 30 Dec 2004 22:41 PST
Expires: 29 Jan 2005 22:41 PST
Question ID: 449557
I did a really dumb thing - erased everything in i tunes of my pc!!
Now I have an ipod that keeps freezing and they tell me i should
reformat it. In the meanwhile I bought a mac laptop and now want all
my music on this!!! They won't tell me at the mac store how to get the
music onto the mac - it can be done, but how? I don't wnat to reload
all my cd's!! Pls help!
Subject: Re: IPOD
Answered By: bitmaven-ga on 31 Dec 2004 03:12 PST

Oddly enough, I was in a similar situation this evening (although,
fortunately, it only dealt with the new purchase of a powerbook, not
the unfortunate deletion of files on the PC side).  There are a few
ways to make your Ipod play nicely, despite Apple's desire to make
this as hard as they possibly can.  Perhaps the best way, is to follow
what the folks at Endagadget reccomend.  That is,

1. Download iLinkPod, a happy, free little application that allows you
to check your Ipod, and drag and drop the (hidden) files from your
Ipod to your hard drive.  Truly good times, and a much -easier- way
than the means that I used.

2. Read the Endagadget guide, available at

The important thing to remember in all of this, is that all files will
be saved in funky directories called F00, F01, F02, etc.  I for
instance, had 49 such directories.  Merely copying and pasting over
the directories to your itunes Music folder seems to do nothing.  Go
figure.  You have to _individually_ drag and drop the files to a blank
directory, minus the individualized, Ipod created F** directories. 
But it's doable, its pretty quick, and all your songs will be there.

The google search I used was literally: Moving music from an IPOD to a Mac

Good luck!  


Clarification of Answer by bitmaven-ga on 31 Dec 2004 03:18 PST
I forgot to add -- 

Endagadget, being the good geeks that they are, also has a piece on
getting your music out of Windows, which may be able to correct your

Again, good luck, and Happy New Years!

Subject: Re: IPOD
From: esharifi-ga on 04 Jan 2005 10:46 PST
Go to and type in the term "ipod transfer" and you will
get a slew of programs designed to make this task easy and pain-free.
(I'd post a link, but is blocked where I currently am,

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