How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

Talking about iPod may be a little "old-fashioned" nowadays, but iPod is still famous and popular all over the world. Many music fans still prefer MP3 players with simple functions to smartphones, so an iPod is definitely a good choice, because it has large storage space and cool appearance. PC users sometimes come up with serious crash problems of disks. If you have installed a new iTunes on your computer, you will find transferring music from iPod to computer is difficult. New iTunes is always trying to erase the songs from the iPod, and once clicking "Sync and Erase", you will lose all the songs in your iPod. If you want to find all the songs back, it will take pretty long time. Making backups of the iPod music is a good habit. If you have backups of the songs, you will never have to worry about the syncing of iTunes.

How to transfer music from iPod to computer? Is that hard to be done? Well, as a matter of fact, the music transfer of iPod is not as hard as other iDevices like iPod touch and iPhone, because iTunes can read iPod as a flash disk. iTunes offers a function called "Enable Disk Use" when managing iPod. With this function, you can easily transfer music from iPod to computer. The following guidance is about how to use the "Enable Disk Use" function to transfer music:

Step 1. Plug iPod into computer via the USB cable. Then launch iTunes.
Step 2. iTunes shows the information of your iPod. Find "Options" and check "Enable Disk Use".
Step 3. Open "My Computer", and double click "My iPod" to open it.
Step 4. Click "Tools" in the toolbar. And then click "Folders > View" and tick "Show hidden folders and files".
Step 5. Open "My iPod > iPod_Control" and then you will find all the songs of your iPod in that folder. Select the songs, copy and paste them to your computer.

For iPod, it is easy to get the songs transferred. But for iPod touch, you will need third-party iPod transfer software to help you to transfer music from iPod to computer. Being regarded as the best iTunes companion, Leawo iTransfer is right here to help. This software makes it easy to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs. The software is user-friendly and will never erase any files from your iPod. The following guidance will show you how to transfer music from iPod to computer with Leawo iTransfer.

You can free download Leawo iTransfer and have a try:

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Tips: Leawo iTransfer only works when iTunes is installed on your PC.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPod

Run Leawo iTransfer after installing it on your computer. Connect iPod to computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect the device and show the libraries of iPod in the left side of the window.

Run Leawo iTransfer and Connect iPod

Step 2. Select Files

Click "Music" and all the songs will show up in the right part of the software window. Click the transfer button (right arrow in a dark blue rectangle) to transfer all the songs from iPod to computer. Or hold Control key and click to choose songs, and then right click the chosen files and choose "Transfer to > My Computer".

Select Files

Step 3. Transfer Settings

The dialog of transfer settings pops up after choosing files. Check "Transfer to List: iTunes" if you have installed a new iTunes or changed a new computer, and then you are able to transfer the songs to iTunes. Check "Save to Folder" and click "Change", and choose a target folder to save the songs. Click "Transfer Now" to start transferring music from iPod to computer.

Transfer Settings

Step 4. Transferring Music from iPod to Computer

The transfer begins immediately after clicking "Transfer Now". A dialog of transferring process comes out. A progress bar will show you the percentage of the transfer. When the music transfer is finished, you will get all the music files in your target folder.

Transferring Music from iPod to Computer

You see, it is easy to transfer music from I Pod to computer with Leawo iTransfer. Of course, this software can also be helpful for data transfers of iPhone and iPad. Check this software out if you come up with the transfer problems of iPhone, iPad and iPod.

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