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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 21, 2004
    Please help. . .I am new
    Just purchased an iMac G5. I am trying to transfer my iPod songs from my iPod to my new Mac. The program is telling me that it cannot do anything without restoring my iPod, which will erase everything. It was originally formatted for a Windoze PC. Please help. Can I format to a Mac without losing anything?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    It shouldn't have to reformat since OS X can read the windows file systems. If you open up iTunes it should show up in the Source bar
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    you can't transfer songs from an iPod to a computer without special software, Apple doesn't want you to be able to do it so it isn't built into iTunes. I don't know the name of the software you need but I remember seeing a review of different ones at

  4. #4

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    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2004
    It thinks your going to duplicate the songs... Apple just doesn't want you to illegally download songs, or share them.

  5. #5
    Here's the link to the article at iPod Lounge: Once you have copied your iPod contents to the computer you'll have the same music library on the G5 that you had on your pc. Now you can reformat the iPod if necessary.

  6. #6
    there is a program called Ipod Access that allows you to upload your songs from i pod to i tunes. The only problem is that you can only upload 5 songs at a time with the demo version. That gets very annoying. I'm sure you can search for it on the website.

  7. #7

    Macman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2004
    San Antonio, Texas
    PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
    ipod browser works good.

  8. #8
    Here's a shareware program that will do the transfer:

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