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Migrate music, playlists, etc. from old iPod to new iPod System
Problem: I bought a new iPod, and wanted to quickly migrate everything from my old iPod to the new one.

Solution: Plug both iPods into a Mac. In the Terminal, copy the following files from the old iPod to the new iPod:
  • iPod_Control/Artwork -- copy the entire directory
  • iPod_Control/Music -- copy the entire directory
  • iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesDB
Remember, you'll find the iPod_Control directory in the /Volumes/name_of_iPod directory on each iPod.

[robg adds: I actually did this same thing when I upgraded my older iPod a while ago, and it worked great. I found it much simpler than using iTunes, given that I manually manage the iPods and it would have taken a while to figure out exactly what to copy across...]
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Migrate music, playlists, etc. from old iPod to new iPod
Authored by: charlenepiper on Sep 15, '06 08:14:02AM

I'm totally new to this forum, and I've got a question -- can I do the same thing using a PC? I've got my iPod set to manually update and I want to migrate my old iPod content to the new one. How can I do this with a PC, or should I find a friend with a Mac?



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