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Transfer Music from iPod to External Hard Drive

Hi, Can anybody please tell me if it's possible to download music from my classic to an external hard drive and would copyright issues be involved perhaps stopping me downloading all the music. Most of the music is from my own CD's. Thanks.

Sometimes, you have the intention to transfer music on your iPod to external hard drive for backup. Then, when you get a new computer, meet a computer crash, or lose music on your iPod, you can get music back to the computer and iPod in no time. To transfer music from iPod to hard drive, you need some help. Look here: Wondershare TunesGo (for Windows users) or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). This program gives you the chance to transfer selected or all music on your iPod to external hard drive without effort.

Download the right version of TunesGo to the computer.

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Note: Both Windows version and Mac version support iPod touch running iOS 7, 6 and 5, iPod classic, iPod touch and iPod shuffle. The Mac version doesn't support iPod touch 3. Here, I provide you with the whole supported iPod models and the supported iOS.

Transfer music from iPod to external hard drive easily

I'll show you how to copy songs from iPod to external hard drive with Wondershare TunesGo (for Windows users). Mac users can follow the similar steps to complete the music transfer.

Now, install this program on your computer. Launch it to get the window like the screenshot shows below.

transfer music from ipod to external hard drive

Step 1. Connect the iPod and external hard drive to the computer

Use USB cables to connect both of your iPod and external hard drive to the computer. TunesGo will recognize and show your iPod in the primary window at once. If your external hard drive is detected by your computer, you can find it on your computer.

transfer music from ipod to hard drive

Step 2. Transfer iPod music to external hard drive

In the bottom line, click "Export Music to Folder". Then, find the external hard drive and transfer music to it.

transfer ipod music to external hard drive

Or, try this way. Click "Media" in the left sidebar. Usually, the music window shows up on the right. if not, click "Music" on the top line to get the music window. All songs on your iPod are displayed there. Select the songs you'd like to transfer. After that, click "Export to".

After the drop-down list appears, find the external hard drive and choose a folder to save the iPod music. Then, this music transfer process begins. Be sure your iPod is connected before the process comes to an end.

transfer ipod songs to external hard drive

Apart from transferring music files, you can also transfer playlist to external hard drive. In the playlist window, click "Playlist" to reveal all the playlists on the right pane. Likewise, select your wanted playlists and click "Export to". Browse your computer until you find the external hard drive. Then, transfer playlist to it.

copy ipod music to external hard drive

Try Wondershare TunesGo to copy iPod music to External hard drive.

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