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 CDs. Thanks.
Sometimes, you have the intention to transfer music on your iPod to the 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 the iPod in no time. To transfer music from iPod to hard drive, you need some help. Look here: Wondershare TunesGo Retro - iOS Transfer (for Windows users) or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) - iOS Transfer for 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 Retro to the computer.
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Directly transfer music, photos, videos and contacts between Apple devices.
Transfer audio, videos and photos from iDevice to iTunes and PC.
Import and convert music and video to iDevice friendly formats.
Make any photos or video from Apple devices or PC to GIF images
Delete music/photos/videos in batch with a single click.
De-duplicate the repeated contacts
Selectively transfer exclusive files
Fix & optimize ID3 tags,covers,song information
Export & Backup text messages, MMS & iMessages
Import & Export contacts from major address books
Transfer music, photos without iTunes restrictions
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Be compatible with all iOS devices, including iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad mini etc.
Note: Both Windows version and Mac version support iPod touch running iOS 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5, iPod classic, iPod touch and iPod shuffle, iPod nano. The Mac version can support them too. Here, I provide you with the whole supported iPod models and the supported iOS.
I'll show you how to copy songs from iPod to external hard drive with Wondershare TunesGo Retro (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.
Step 1. Connect iPod and external hard drive to the computer
Use a USB cables to connect both of your iPod and the external hard drive to the computer. TunesGo Retro 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.
Step 2. Transfer iPod music to external hard drive
Situation 1: Transfer all the iPod music to external hard drive
At the bottom of the window, click "Export Music to Folder". Then, find the external hard drive and click OK to transfer music to it.
Situation 2: Transfer part of the iPod music to external hard drive selectively
Or, try this way if you only want to part of music to external hard drive selectively. 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 pop-up window 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.
Apart from transferring music files, you can also transfer playlists to external hard drive. In the Playlist window, click "Playlist" to reveal all the playlists on the right panel. Likewise, select your wanted playlists and click "Export to". Browse your computer until you find the external hard drive. Then, transfer playlist to it.
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Try Wondershare TunesGo Retro to copy iPod music to external hard drive.