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    Posted: 18 May 2020 at 02:21
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I have my earlier music on my Ipod Classic but through a stuff up I lost all the files on my PC when changing the location from the C drive.
I have researched apps for copying back from the Ipod to my PC but am a bit suspicious as I do not want to lose the Ipod music as a lot it was recorded from elsewhere.
I want to copy it to a whole separate location/folder so I have a totally separate copy to iTunes, before I add the recovered music to iTunes.

Has anyone achieved this?
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Never done it but should be possible to just hook it up to your computer, open the ipod directory and copying the files to a selected folder on your harddrive.
From a quick google it sounds like windows have all the ipod files hidden so would need to tick the "show hidden files/folders"

One site claims the following.
The music is stored (in current iPods) in the directory "\iPod_Control\Music". This may have a lot of odd looking stuff in it — it doesn’t matter; select everything and drag and drop them to a folder on your hard drive.

Better do it sooner rather than later! I was in the exact same seat a few months back, old harddrive that held the majority of my .mp3 crashed but as I had it all "safe" on the ipod (120Gb Classic that permanently lives in the car) I never bothered doing a backup.
Then one morning I hopped into the car to drive to work and no music, operating system that runs the ipod had crashed and the only way to bring it back to life was a full reset = all files lost!
Took me days to dig out the old CD's from storage and rip them all again and lots of old music gone forever.
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I use a program called iRip. This basically breaks the exclusive tie between one iTunes library and an iPod. It will allow you to download the full contents of an iPod to any iTunes library on any computer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2020 at 00:36
Thanks guys - sorry about the delay in reply.
Pieter - From what I can see of iRip it only allows copying back to iTunes -I could not find any info to say otherwise
I would really like to copy to a new folder to start with, then copy across to iTunes.
I realised I had copied across on my laptop a while ago with but can not seem to find what soft app I used. The musi all came across in Folders as F00, F01 etc format and opening shows the track names as BLYH, NEHH, etc - but the other info is all OK. and if I the copy this across to iTunes, Automatically add to iTunes the same happens.
I'm going to try Easus Mobimover which is supposed to be free for private use and see how it goes. Watch this space :)
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FWIW I run Catalina on my MacBook Pro and, when plugging my iPod classic in to it, it lists the iPad as another drive and I can pull tracks off the iPod onto the Mac and vice-versa. I did originally load the iPod with mp3 files rather that iTunes music files.
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