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How To transfer music from your iPod to your PC

Transfer music from your iPod to your Windows 7 PC in 5 easy steps

The only annoying thing about the otherwise brilliant iPod is that you can't transfer your songs back from your device to your PC. This is especially annoying if your PC has stopped working and your sole chance of keeping your music collection relies on finding a way to transfer your music files from your iPod back to a PC.

Apple (for some reason) don't want you to transfer your music from your iPod back to your PC.

But because your iPod is essentially a hard drive with a 3.5mm jack, getting round Apple's settings isn't too difficult. Whatever your reason may be for wanting to transfer your music from your iPod to you PC, here's how you do it.

Step 1:

Go to Control Panel and click on 'Folder Options'.

How to transfer music from your iPod to your PC step 1

Step 2:

Click on the 'View' tab in the 'Folder Options' window and in the 'Files and Folders'>'Hidden files and folders' folder, highlight 'Show hidden files, folders and drivers'

How to transfer music from your iPod to your PC step 2

Step 3:

Open windows Explorer and Select your iPod drive and open the folder 'iPod_Control' then open 'Music' folder.

How to transfer music from your iPod to your PC step 3

Step 4:

Press 'ctrl' + 'A' to select all files and copy all the folders in your Music folder. You can then paste all of your music to wherever you like on your PC.

How to transfer music from your iPod to your PC step 4

Step 5:

Right now your file folders and filenames will look something like F00/TWVP.mp3 and not make a lot of sense. Fear not though as once you import them into iTunes or Windows Media Player the files inbuilt ID3 tags will be read by the programs and all your music will be displayed nice and neatly with track and artist information once again.

How to transfer music from your iPod to your PC step 5

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