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Well, Crap 
1st-May-2009 07:04 pm
eeep!
I'd been saying recently that I have so much music on my iPod I frequently don't know what to do with it. Which was kind of just a little tempting fate a lot, wasn't it?

I have a 500Gb Western Digital NetCenter, on which I keep my approximately 80Gb of music, a lot of comic scans and all the videos of all the shows I can't catch on Real TV. - Don't ask where I got them and I won't have to use a smokebomb to hide my escape. It also houses the back up for my laptop.

Anyway, that harddrive has today suddenly died without the slightest bit of warning; I've turned it off and am letting it sit for a while and plan to try again later.

I'm actually kind of pragmatic about all this; it'll cost to replace the drive but the data itself isn't irreplaceable by any means. And I had been moaning about having too much music.

Anyone know how to recover my music back from my iPod?
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1st-May-2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
I had to do this recently, first make sure your computer is authorized on your apple etc account and then when you sync your ipod there's a setting called transfer purchases. I think that's it, also apple support can be fairly useful.
1st-May-2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Doesn't that just get the stuff I've bought from iTunes?
1st-May-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
*thinks*

It might, I remember when my old laptop died getting rather annoyed at my ipod.
1st-May-2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
I've used yamipod.com in the past.
1st-May-2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
You can open up your iPod in My Computer like any external hard drive. You just need to change your folder options to "view hidden files and folders" (location of this option depends on OS, but I figure you know how to find it?), then go open up the "iPod_control" folder on your iPod. Everything's in there.
1st-May-2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, but, it's not organised in anything near a helpful fashion. Easiest way to sort it is copy everything to your laptop, tick iTunes' "keep iTunes music folder organised" option, and add the folder to your library.
1st-May-2009 10:35 pm (UTC) - random stranger interjects
If you're talking about a PC, you can just use Winamp - I recommend downloading the tiny ml_ipod plugin to replace its default iPod software - and then you can copy music back and forth between your iPod and your computer. You can also export your library data so you don't lose all your playcounts and stuff. (I use Winamp to manage the iPod instead of iTunes, it's much easier.)

Also, if you take the kerboogered hard drive to any half-decent computer repair shop they may be able to read and copy your data off it anyway.
1st-May-2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
I use iDump!
2nd-May-2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Senuti can get files off your iPod and back into iTunes without a lot of extra data massaging. It's here: http://www.fadingred.com/senuti/

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