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Getting songs off an iPod

Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
My external hard drive containing all my music decided to die, leaving my iPod as the sole survivor of my music collection. It seems like that would be great news but Apple are a bunch of assholes and I can't actually use my iPod to get music off of it even though I paid for it. Anyways, how the hell do I get music off of this in Win7? I tried a few programs but they will not transfer, saying I have the music on my computer already. I have uninstalled iTunes and I still get the same error so right now I am working through folders trying to purge my computer of iTunes.

There has to be an easier way.

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What type of iPod?

    When I had to get my dad's music off of his iPhone, I downloaded winamp, and the ipod plugin, and had not trouble.

    I dunno if you've already given it a try, but it worked like a charm.

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  • Cowboy-BebopCowboy-Bebop Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Not sure how it works for Win7 but on XP if you told the computer to show hidden files and folders and then accessed your iPod from My Computer a folder titled 'iPod Control' would appear. In this folder there would be another called Music and this would contain all the music files. These files seemed arbitrarily named but if you added them to iTunes they would contain all the song info. I'm guessing you could do something similar for Win7.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    I actually just had to do this today for my wife's iPod. Dunno about it working in Win7, but after about half a dozen programs that didn't actually work like they were supposed to, I found iDump, which was free, was intuitive, and worked exactly how it was supposed to. It even has meta-tagging available, so everything came out tagged how I wanted it.

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    I got it to work, although what is meta-tagging?

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm probably just making the term up, but I meant an ability to have the program tag everything according to guidelines. So, in my case all the songs came out Artist - Album - Track# - Title.

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  • 3lwap03lwap0 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My HD crashed a while ago, and was in a similar situation.

    I used a free ware program called SharePod, and it worked like a charm. I dunno if it'll run on Win7, but it works fine on XP. Give it a try.

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