How to move contents of 3 iPods back onto my Mac?
September 20, 2008 10:53 AM Subscribe
How do I transfer the contents of 3 iPods (2G, 3G, 4G) back onto a hard drive? I'm using Mac OS 10.4.4. There are tons of programs, which do I use?
posted by rubadub to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The entirety of my CD collection and about 75% of my vinyl collection was stored on a 500GB LaCie "BigDisk" hard drive which failed when we lost power in the hurricane remnants on Sunday. I typically back this stuff up periodically, but my backup drive failed a few months ago, so now I'm up a creek.
Most of my vinyl encodes are hard to find on CD, and I still have the vinyl, but ripping it is horribly time-consuming. The best of it is loaded onto these three iPods in question and I'd like to get it back onto my Mac with tags intact, and (hopefully) sorted by artist/album like it used to be.
I might be able to revive the hard drive but it's not mounting currently and I've had problems getting data off failed hard drives in the past, so I'm assuming for the moment that it's totally dead. If you know of a common way to fix this sorta drive, or repair the tree, etc. then please give me a heads up. I have a bad feeling that it may have been ruined by the power glitching on and off before it went out entirely.
I have no problem paying for shareware or a commercial program to do the iPod transfer, but there are so many of 'em out there, with such mixed results, that I don't know where to start.