How to Sync iPod to New Computer Without Losing Your Music

Jul 29,2019 • Filed to: iPod Transfer • Proven solutions

If you are an iPod user and going to buy new computer or laptop, you may want to sync to your new computer, but you will lose your iPod music library when sync. Because when you connect your iPod with new computer and sync with empty itunes library then you will lose all of your data available on iPod. This is a very big problem because when we connect iPod to empty iTunes library, then all of your iPod data will be replaced with empty iTunes library and you will lose everything. There is not any other solution unless you use other third party software to sync your iPod to new computer without losing your old iPod music files. We are going to tell you now about the way.

Part 1. Best Way to Sync iPod to New Computer

Wondershare dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) is the best available solution on the online market to sync with new computer. This software can sync you iPod with new computer without losing your music easily and quickly. This software comes with a lot of other features which helps you to build and maintain iTunes library easily. Users can easily rebuild their iTunes library on new computer by connecting their iPod with this software.

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How to sync iPod to new computer without losing your music

Step 1 Go to official page of Wondershare dr.fone - Transfer (iOS), download and install this powerful software to sync iPod to new computer without losing your music.

How to sync ipod to new computer-download and install

Step 2 Connect your iPod to new computer using a USB cable, then select "Transfer". Once your device is connected you will see interface like the below pictures

How to sync ipod to new computer-Connect your iPod

Step 3 Now click on music on the main tab, then it will load all music files of your device. After loading your music select all files or which you want to sync to new computer. After selecting your files click on Export and then click on "Export to PC" to start,

How to sync ipod to new computer-Export to PC

Step 4 Select the location where you want to save your files and click on "Open" button. Now dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) will automatically transfer all of your iPod music files to new computer without losing a single music file.

How to sync ipod to new computer-Open and save the files

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Part 2. Sync iPod to New Computer with iTunes

If users want to sync their iPod to new computer using iTunes but the problem is that it is possible only when you old computer is running perfectly and you can sync your iPod with your old library by connecting it with your old computer. If your old computer is not in running condition then you can’t sync your iPod with new computer using iTunes itself. We are going to tell you about the steps when your old computer is in running condition now.

Step 1 Go to your old computer and launch iTunes. Now you need to go to Music/iTunes on your windows computer.

How to sync ipod to new computer-launch iTunes

Step 2 Then you need to copy this iTunes folder to any external hard drive. You need to download latest version of iTunes on your new computer as well. Copy this iTunes folder to your desktop first and then connect any external hard drive and paste copied folder in it.

How to sync ipod to new computer-Copy this iTunes folder

Step 3 Now go to your new computer and go in the Music folder on your computer. In the music folder paste that copied folder now. once you have successfully copied this folder to new computer it means you have successfully backed up your old computer iTunes library to your new computer iTunes library.

How to sync ipod to new computer-back up your old computer iTunes library

This way is useful only when your old computer is running if your old computer is crashed then you can’t sync iPod to new computer. In that condition you need to go for other third party software only.

Above are two ways of sync iPod library to new computer. First one which is Wondershare dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) it can help you to sync your iPod in all condition without losing your music, and the second way which is doing manually with iTunes it can help you only when you have your old computer in running condition.

If you are looking to sync your iPod to new computer using manual way iTunes then it is not possible to if your computer is not running but Wondershare dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) can help you to sync your iPod with new computer if your old computer is crashed. It can rebuild your iTunes library in minutes without any need of iTunes. The best part is that you don’t need to install iTunes, you can manage your iPod directly with Wondershare dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). But still if you want to install iTunes then no problem just install iTunes. Connect your iPod and click on "Rebuild iTunes library". It wills automatically all music files to iTunes in just one click.

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