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02-25-2017, 10:59 AM
I'm a new member here and need a little help.
I have given my MacBook Pro to my partner as I've just bought a MacBook Air.
I reset the MacBook Pro to factory setting, meaning I deleted the entire contents of my iTunes !!
I thought I had it backed up on an external hard drive, I hadn't!

I now have over 6500 songs on my iPod classic but can not see a free way of sending them to my iTunes account.

Is there a solution that anyone can help me with, I did a search but I could only find pay software.

Hope someone can help


02-25-2017, 11:11 AM
Are these 6500 songs purchases through iTunes or from music discs you ripped to your MBP? If they are cd's, you will need to rip them again, or spend the money. Did you see this, https://www.fadingred.com/senuti/?

02-25-2017, 11:14 AM
A warm welcome to Mac-Forums, Richard.

Well, we've all done it, you're not the first:)

I am giving you some links. Some require pay-for apps, that's true - but I'd particularly draw your attention to the first Link.


Remember too, that once you authorise your new Mac, you can go into iTunes and should be able to retrieve previous purchases - did you by any chance have iCloud Music Library checked previously?

See what you make of the links first; then post back with good news, bad news, further questions etc. Only too happy to help.


02-25-2017, 02:54 PM
Me thinks your screwed. You should always have 2 backups (minimum), 'cause any external hardrive could and will eventually crash, including your internal.

Sorry. But for your sake, I hope I am proven wrong

02-25-2017, 05:40 PM
@Rickman Try reading the articles member IWT kinked to in his post. I haven't used the software mentioned in the last article but have used iExplorer and another program called iMazing for similar transfers.