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    guys i have a new comp and i want to put my songs in my itunes into it. however i dont wan to burn a load of cds to do it. is there a program that means i can download the songs from my ipod onto the new comp and into the new itunes? im alsmost sure there is a program but not sure of its name

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    give this a go, this is what I did,

    Here’s how:
    Connect your iPod — Warning! if iTunes loads when you plug in your iPod, and is set to automatically sync your entire library (erasing your iPod), you MUST stop it — hit the little “X” in the upper right hand corner of the window.
    Open your iPod — It should show up on “My Computer” as a “Mobile Device”; right click and choose “Explore”. Alternatively, go to the Control Panel, Portable Media Devices, and double-click your iPod.
    Unhide the files — By default, Windows hides hidden files and folders (thus the name). Go to Options (in the Tools menu), and on the View tab, check “Show Hidden Files and Folders”.
    Find the Music — The music is stored (in current iPods) in the directory “\iPod_Control\Music”. This may have a lot of odd looking stuff in it — it doesn’t matter; select everything and drag and drop them to a folder on your hard drive.
    Configure iTunes — Go into iTunes Preferences, and under the Advanced tab, check “Keep iTunes Music Folder Organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Music Folder when adding to the library” (settings move around a bit between versions of iTunes, but these settings will be there somewhere).
    Add Your Files — In iTunes, select File, Add Folder to Library, and select the folder where you copied the files from your iPod. Alternatively, just drag and drop this folder onto iTunes
    Once you’ve done that, iTunes should sort out the files from the iPod folder structure, put the artist and album information back from the ID3 tags in the music files, and reorganize the whole thing in the iTunes library folder.
    The one caveat with this is that what you won’t get back is any “metadata” that isn’t stored in the files themselves, such as ratings, play counts, last played and modified information, etc.
    It’s also very difficult to select individual files or groups of files doing this, as it’s not terribly obvious which file is which just looking at them in the way the iPod stores them.
    Last but not least, I’ve never seen (nor read about) this trick being tried with any of the “new” iTunes data types, such as pictures, video, games, etc., so I don’t know how well it would work to retrieve that information, nor whether this will retrieve purchases from iTunes Music Store intact.

    Robbie

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    thanks ill try that as long as i get the songs ill be happy

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    it worked well for me mate, it's your music so well within the law! LOL

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    This method does retrieve purchased songs, however itunes needs to be authorised with the account the songs were purchased on in order to play.

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    thats great thanks. only thing is the new i tunes is moving some things round badly ie i just loaded on the 2nd cd from the coldplay album and it put one of the songs on its own (ie in its own album) just because it has another artist in it. any idea how to get it back into the same album?

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    all authorised so working fine

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    drag and drop it mate.

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    i tried that but its not doing anything?

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    if you right click it then go to the bottom it will say apply sort field, go to same album and I think that will do it. Not certain but give it a whirl?

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