EminentTechStudios teaches you how to transfer music from an iPod Nano or Shuffle to a Computer/PC.
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Hello everyone, Austin here with Eminent Tech Studios with a tutorial on how to transfer your music from your iPod to your PC, but—just the one that won't work with iPod Touches or iPhones. It will work with iPod Nanos and iPod Shuffles and whatever series but—let’s just get started. First of all you're going to plug in your iPod, if you didn’t already have that in and you need to go to start in your computer or My Computer. Look for it, this is my dad’s iPod. We lost—the old computer broke so we’re going to transfer this music back to the computer then resync it because we don’t want to download all the music again from all those old CDs.
All right, so once you go into the iPod file, you're going to press—if you're on Vista, you're going to press Alt, Tools and Folder Options and what Alt does is it just opens up this little section up here, Tools and Folder Options and make sure—go to View and make sure in the hidden files and folders, make sure show hidden files and folders is checked or selected. Just press okay. Now you're going to go into iPod control which is sort of invisible because that’s one of the hidden folders that we view now. And we’re going to go to music.
So this is actually all the music that’s on the iPod right now, inside each folder, has it all. This is a name that iTunes gave it when it was first put on but once you put it back, it will have the real name and the artist. So what we’re going to do is go into desktop to new folder and it doesn’t really need a name but always name it, Barry music. And we’re just going to select all these, just Control + C and Control + V. It might take a while.
All right, now that the files are on your computer, you're just going to select them all and right click and go to properties. Now that we’re in general, under attributes, we’re going to deselect hidden so they will no longer be transparent. It will be regular files and iTunes can notice them. And just leave that how it is then OK. All right, so now we have this, so we can use, close this menu and open up iTunes. All right, we’re going to go to edit, preferences, advanced and just make sure to keep iTunes media folder organized is checked, select it and just press OK.
Okay so now, let’s go ahead and go to Start and I'll go to documents. Look for iTunes, where we keep that, probably in My Music. All right, so we’re going to go into music or wherever you want to save it and let’s just go ahead and transfer iTunes file so it’s— select these and right-click copy, into here, paste.
Okay so now we’re going to go to file, add folders to library and find those new folders you made. You just select them all and select folder. Now it’s going to process them, give them their names back to normal and then they’ll be on your iTunes. Now you see it’s just syncing up there. Now, if you didn’t notice what I did, was I made all my music, because this is my dad’s music down here. I made all my music play at least one time so I know which is his and which isn't, so now all the ones that haven't been played are his— so you can actually see right here. This music has been processed and this hasn’t but all his music is going to be put into a new playlist so I know if it’s his or not. Barry’s music, and I’ll just drag that in once this is finished. So I can just select the bottom one, go to his first one and I'll just drag it into here.
Now that I'm in his iPod, I can now resync his stuff and put more stuff in. If you want— so it’s like in this music, sync music and selected playlist and I'll find his playlist, Barry’s music, apply and resync and his iPod will be updated.
See it’s updating on the music. Let’s just see what this looks like. So these are the finished ones, these ones are still going, shouldn’t take too long if you don’t have that much music. He only has 160 songs but yeah, so you know that now. You didn’t need any download for this, this is all just what you're computer has and it’s very easy to learn. I've had to do it about three times now because of my different computer changes and we have many iPods in our houses.
So anyway, you don’t really need to see this and if you want to learn a little trick that if you didn’t already know, most of you out there probably do know, is if you right-click into get album artwork, it will actually get the artwork for you and then you won't get trouble for anything if you might have downloaded it somewhere you shouldn’t have. I got mine from—and they didn’t give me the artwork so this will just give it to you instead of having to go to Google. As long as you have the album name, it should find it. But yeah, looks like almost done.
So this has been Austin from Eminent Tech Studios. I hope this helped. If you have any problems or questions, you can comment us or message us and be sure to rate and subscribe. Good luck!