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Old 29th August 2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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After my hard drive failure I'm trying to pick up the pieces. I have lost itunes but still have the stuff on my ipod. There seem to be (non apple approved) applications that will load from ipod back to itunes. I tried one and it didn't work and couldn't 'see' my ipod. Has anyone found/used one of these that worked ?
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Old 29th August 2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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I feel your pain. The same thing happened to me last year. I contacted Apple support and somehow I was able to get back my iTunes library, stuff that I had purchased from iTunes. Is your entire iPod loaded with iTunes stuff or does it have non-iTunes music?
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Old 29th August 2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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I feel your pain. The same thing happened to me last year. I contacted Apple support and somehow I was able to get back my iTunes library, stuff that I had purchased from iTunes. Is your entire iPod loaded with iTunes stuff or does it have non-iTunes music?
It's a complete hotchpoch (is that how one spells it?) from the itunes store I've tons of podcasts: not a big deal as they are free and can be reloaded, but the other stuff is a mixture of stuff from my record collection, stuff from the library (that has in some cases been converted from analogue sources)-so a real pain to get back-copying direct from the ipod would be preferable.
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It's a complete hotchpoch (is that how one spells it?)
Sorry for going a bit off-topic , but this word sounds so much like the Dutch noun hutspot (mashed potatoes, onions and carrots) that I decided to find out more about it:

Main Entry: hotch·potch
Pronunciation: 'häch-"päch
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English hochepot, from Anglo-French, from hocher to shake + pot pot
1 a : a thick soup or stew of vegetables, potatoes, and usually meat b : HODGEPODGE
2 : HOTCHPOT

So the similarity is not coincidental! Hutspot is usually served with some kind of meat stew as well. This word can also be used to describe a somewhat messy situation or a mixture, like in English.

P.s.: I'm sorry to hear about your computer troubles. Hopefully this will never happen to me! * knock on wood *

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you can do this with the program winamp. Just do a google search of winamp and itunes or ipod/
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Old 29th August 2007, 08:30 PM   #6
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It's a complete hotchpoch (is that how one spells it?) from the itunes store I've tons of podcasts: not a big deal as they are free and can be reloaded, but the other stuff is a mixture of stuff from my record collection, stuff from the library (that has in some cases been converted from analogue sources)-so a real pain to get back-copying direct from the ipod would be preferable.
sadly the whole point of the iPod is that you aren't supposed to get the stuff back off it.

Try this... dunno if its mac or pc

http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/02/h...off-your-ipod/
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Old 29th August 2007, 10:43 PM   #7
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sadly the whole point of the iPod is that you aren't supposed to get the stuff back off it.
Well, that stinks!

I don´t have any experiences with these programs, Tad, but good luck. And after you get your iTunes back, buy an extra hard drive to back them up.
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tad need to bring your hard drive to pc shop and get it read and hopeful it still works (repearman )
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Old 30th August 2007, 12:14 AM   #9
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tad need to bring your hard drive to pc shop and get it read and hopeful it still works (repearman )
Worth a try - specialist data recovery might get it back but its a case of weighing the cost against the inconvenience...

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you can back em up to dvd too
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Sorry for going a bit off-topic , but this word sounds so much like the Dutch noun hutspot (mashed potatoes, onions and carrots) that I decided to find out more about it:

Main Entry: hotch·potch
Pronunciation: 'häch-"päch
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English hochepot, from Anglo-French, from hocher to shake + pot pot
1 a : a thick soup or stew of vegetables, potatoes, and usually meat b : HODGEPODGE
2 : HOTCHPOT

So the similarity is not coincidental! Hutspot is usually served with some kind of meat stew as well. This word can also be used to describe a somewhat messy situation or a mixture, like in English.

P.s.: I'm sorry to hear about your computer troubles. Hopefully this will never happen to me! * knock on wood *
Informative as ever. Similiar to smörgåsborg from the Swedish, although this is more food based rather than a mixture of any old stuff-a tasty selection In google I found a thread headed

Smorgesborg - misc hodge podge of stuff so yes hotch potch or hodge podge

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you can do this with the program winamp. Just do a google search of winamp and itunes or ipod/
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sadly the whole point of the iPod is that you aren't supposed to get the stuff back off it.

Try this... dunno if its mac or pc

http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/02/h...off-your-ipod/
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Well, that stinks!

I don´t have any experiences with these programs, Tad, but good luck. And after you get your iTunes back, buy an extra hard drive to back them up.
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Worth a try - specialist data recovery might get it back but its a case of weighing the cost against the inconvenience...



you can back em up to dvd too
Thanks, I'll investigate the above suggestions. Getting an external hard-drive is a must for everyone (he says now), the sad thing is I had bought one 2 weeks previously and hadn't got round to plugging it in. Most of the stuff I had I can get back hopefully and I did put stuff on a disc 14 months ago so the only really upsetting thing was the photos- and so easy to stick these on a CD-ROM

Some stuff was recovered (a few episodes of LOST ) and the pilot edition of Tad's really interesting filmgame.

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Some stuff was recovered (a few episodes of LOST ) and the pilot edition of Tad's really interesting filmgame.
It's really not your week is it!
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Old 30th August 2007, 04:08 PM   #12
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Tad...don't worry. The very same thing happened to me and it was very easy to transfer all my files from my iPod to my computer! I think I used Poster, but I can't remember for sure. If you the above doesn't work, let me know and I'll figure out what program I used. I do remember it cost about $5 or something like that.
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...it was very easy to transfer all my files from my iPod to my computer! I think I used Poster
thanks, I'll look for that
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I purchased this recently for backup http://www.drobo.com/

It's a device that lets you put in 4 SATA hard drives (up to 1TB each drive) but it only comes up as 1 drive on your computer. It also automatically saves your files so if 1 drive dies you can replace it without losing any files. It's along the same lines as RAID but you don't have to configure anythjing. Works right out of the box. Yes it is pretty expensive but after losing a ton of data on some other external hard drives it was my only choice!!

Good luck with the ipod

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Oops, I was wrong it is called PodUtil. Just enter that into google and you will find it easily. Very easy to use.
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Oops, I was wrong it is called PodUtil. Just enter that into google and you will find it easily. Very easy to use.
Thanks Molly I used it and it seems to have worked fine (21 tracks didn't make it, but appropriately, 12 of those were from Mozart's requiem)

Although it is possible to use this for free I paid the £10 as otherwise when copying, every 50 tracks it stops and asks you to consider paying; and I had 3800 odd tracks- all in all though well worth the £10.

Havn't had a listen yet , but I subscribed to your podcasts- so looking forward to those and to catching up with some of the regular ones I missed whilst wandering in the cyber-wilderness.
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Me alegro mucho!!! Ya voy a ir a tu hilo para ver tu peli!
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Oops, I was wrong it is called PodUtil. Just enter that into google and you will find it easily. Very easy to use.
I had to reload the stuff because I'd doubled up some of the tracks. Just in case anyone was following this thread PodUtil seems to have metamorphasised into MusicRescue and I think this is the most up-to-date software version.
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Oooh, you're really rocking now with the hyperlink thing, aren't you.
Yes, look I'm forty five years old you know and this technology lark is a stroll in the park (but watch out for those pesky roller-bladers though). Yes I'm using hyperlinks and everything -and did I tell you? -I'm forty five years old you know.
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