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Thursday, March 5, 2009

How to Copy Your iPod to a New Computer

By Albert Eshbach

If you have ever had the misfortune of suffering a computer crash or hard drive failure, then you know how stressful it can be when you face the reality that all of your data may be lost. This situation often becomes even more depressing if you have also lost all of your purchased music or downloaded music in your iTunes library. Yes, some of it is recoverable by re-ripping CD's to a new or repaired computer, but the purchased music is lost forever...or is it?

You suddenly remember that your entire music library (or at least your favorite parts of it) are still on your iPod. You decide you will just download it all from your iPod to your new computer. The problem you encounter, however, is that the iPod is not setup to transfer in that direction. It only transfers from the PC to the iPod and not the other way around. Your depression returns and you start searching for solutions.

That might be the scenario that brought you to this article. You have hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars worth of music that you have purchased sitting there on your iPod and you cannot get it on a new computer without the risk of iTunes erasing it all...for good.

There is good news though. There are numerous computer software programs on the market today that allow you to easily copy everything on your iPod back to a new computer. No matter if you are a PC or Mac owner, you can still save your valuable data.

One program to consider is Lenogo's iPod to Computer Transfer. The manufacturer offers versions for both PC and Macintosh users and it is compatible with all version of the iPod and iPhone.

Another good one to consider is iPod 2 Computer from the Boys Down Under. This is an easy to use program, but is only available to customers running Windows.

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