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Transfer music from my ipod touch to my pc

  mucky1957 17:27 20 Sep 2019
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Can someone please explain how I transfer all my old ipod touch music to my pc. I connect my ipod to the pc with the usb cable and all it shows me is the photos stored on there. I can't see/find ipod / control /music or anything like that. I can see the music on itunes but I can't transfer from there either. Help Please.

  AroundAgain 20:16 20 Sep 2019

If you open Windows Explorer, can you see the iPod? If so, you should be able to find the music files. I would presume they would be .mp3 file type

  mucky1957 23:03 20 Sep 2019

If I open explorer I can see ipod..click on ipod and I get a page that shows internal storage ( 12.8gb free of 28.5gb ). Click on that and it says DCIM..click on that and I get a file folder that says 842GGluf..click on that and I get the photos stored on the ipod..no music..no music files or folders ??. I have no idea how to access the music

  wee eddie 11:41 22 Sep 2019

Could it be an iTunes thing?

  mucky1957 12:16 22 Sep 2019

probably..I dont seem to be able to s'see' anything on ipod except for the few photos still on there. I have over 10gb of music which I can see when I open the music folder on the ipod. I just dont seem able to transfer it to my pc

  x13 12:26 22 Sep 2019

I have no idea if this software will work with an ipod. It's designed with iPhones and iPads in mind but you may just give it a go. It's called MobiMover free by EasUS.

EaseUS MobiMover Free 4.9

Try it at your own risk though.

  mucky1957 12:30 22 Sep 2019

will check that out. Thanks

  Gordon Freeman 13:50 22 Sep 2019

In the days when I used an iPod, I seem to recall that Apple made it very difficult to copy/move music from the iPod - all to do with preventing illegal activity such as 'copying' & license infringement.

It was easy enough to transfer music to the iPod, via iTunes, but once on the device, I think the iPod re-coded music into a specific file format.

I think you'll need a specific piece of software to achieve what you wish to do, so do some googling & see if there's anything free out there, but be cautious of what you try, & where you get it from.

  mucky1957 15:31 22 Sep 2019

that 'sounds' about right ( no pun intended )I am taking it to a tech guy on Tuesday and hopefully he can help. I do see all the music when I open itunes but I don't seem able to transfer from there either.

  Gordon Freeman 16:08 22 Sep 2019

No, you can't transfer from iTunes (for the reasons mentioned earlier), so like I said, you'll need specific software to 'un-code' the apple 'encoding'. Your tech guy won't be able to just extract music files either without the software, as far as I'm aware.

  Gordon Freeman 16:08 22 Sep 2019

No, you can't transfer from iTunes (for the reasons mentioned earlier), so like I said, you'll need specific software to 'un-code' the apple 'encoding'. Your tech guy won't be able to just extract music files either without the software, as far as I'm aware.

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