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Is it only music on the iPod you are trying to bring into your library?
there are a couple movies and games on the IPOD I'd like to bring over as well. The music is the important isssue to me though.
Apple sure doesn't make this stuff easy on us, do they?
You will want to do this in two steps. I used to put together instructions for this, but found a youtube video that explains how to do it:
You will be moving everything to a folder, then adding the folder. After this is done, you can use this software to move the movies. It is a demo, but will give you enough to transfer your movies for free:
If the games were purchased, you can download them again with your iTunes library. Log into iTunes, then click Edit>>Preferences. Click the Store tab and then enable the checkmark reading 'Automatically Download Prepurchased Content.' Exit this window, then click Store>>Check for Available Downloads.
Anything you purchased should start downloading into your library at this point.
It shouldn't make a difference...
If you click on Edit>>Preferences, then the Advanced tab, then enable the 'Copy music to my library' checkmark, does this make a difference?
With the 'Add Folder' option, are you selecting the very top level folder? There should be a folder you named, like 'My Folder', then all of the other folders below it. Are you adding it at the 'My Folder' level?
Yes. Not selecting a sub folder
I found another way...
This software works like Imtoo, but it's free. This is the first free version of this kind of software I have found - this should move everything over:
The program was free all the way to the point were it actually completed the transfer of files from the IPOD to ITUNES. Cost $23. The program is still running, but so far, so good!
I looked all over the site - they said nothing about that. Can't say I'm too surprised, but because it's a bit of a niche software.
Did you end up buying a copy?
You're welcome :)
Money well spent I think - it's alot of work to try to get all of the media again...