When transferring iTunes from a Mac to a PC it is important to export and transfer your library safely to prevent loss of your songs including ratings, play count and playlists. Music recovery programs allow you to transfer music and files from your iPod or iPhone to your iTunes, while retaining all of your personal settings. These programs can be found on many software shareware sites such as CNET.com or device-specific sites such as iLounge.com.
Things You'll Need
- Music recovery program
- USB cable
Plug your iPod or iPhone into your Mac. Connect your USB cable to the bottom of your device and plug the other end into an empty USB slot on your computer. Sync all of your content onto your device, and unplug it from the computer.
Download a music-copying program on your PC. Visit CNET.com and click the "Downloads" tab located under the search bar. Type "Music recovery" in the search and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. Click the "CopyTrans" link followed by clicking the "Download Now" button, and save the file to your desktop.
Double-click the program to run the installation wizard. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation, followed by clicking "Start," "All Programs" and "CopyTrans" to run the program. Plug your iPod or iPhone into your PC, and wait for CopyTrans to detect your device.
Select "All Categories" to move all of your device's information to iTunes on your PC. Click "Start Backup" to begin the transfer.
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