We’re here to help you prevent losing all of your music. A couple of notes before we begin: – You can try an i Pod ripper but many of the programs that do this tend to cost money and the free ones are hard to find or don’t work very well. A large list will come up, you need to scroll down it until you come across ‘Show hidden files and folders’.
Our process below is free and doesn’t take up too much time. Either click the ‘My Computer’ icon on your desktop or click ‘Start’ on the taskbar then ‘My Computer.
Open the folder titled ‘i Pod_Control’ folder, then open the ‘Music’ folder. Highlight all of the folders in the ‘Music’ folder.
Select one of the folders that you put on the desktop. Now, when you click the i Pod icon in i Tunes say ‘Yes’ to the prompt to sync your i Pod.
Wait about 10 seconds and then reconnect the i Pod.
One of the little annoying things about i Tunes is that it pops up right open when you connect your i Phone and begins to sync automatically.
Now, with a lot of stuff around – apps, photos, email, videos, music – that keeps changing constantly in the i Phone, this auto sync isn’t my kind of a thing.
Sometimes your computer dies and if you haven’t backed up your files, you may have just lost all of your music. You should see the name of your i Pod and in icon for it located under the ‘Devices with Removable Storage’. You can do this manually or you can use the short cut hitting the “CTRL” and “A” keys at the same time. If you’re afraid of cluttering your desktop you can try copying the entire ‘Music’ folder by only copying that folder specifically and pasting it onto your desktop.
Maybe you buy a new computer but you’ve still got your music loaded up on your i Pod, or you’re plugging your i Pod into a friend’s computer. At the bottom of the i Tunes window click the ‘Enable disk use’ box. Once you’ve highlighted all of the folders, copy them. Every time you plug an i Pod into a new computer, i Tunes prompts you to sync the mp3 player with that i Tunes library and the music that’s there. Plug your i Pod into the computer and open i Tunes. Click the i Pod icon on the left side of the i Tunes window. If you sync your i Pod all of your music will be automatically deleted. A box may appear that will ask if you want to sync the ipod with the computer. So the best way to get rid of this problem is to disable auto sync in i Tunes 12 or earlier version. It’s actually a great relief to be able to sync only when you click the ‘Sync’ button at the bottom of i Tunes. Click on ‘Preferences‘ and it opens up the all too familiar i Tunes Preferences Step 4: From the tab options, click on ‘Devices‘ Step 5: Check the ‘Prevent i Pods, i Phones and i Pads from syncing automatically‘ Step 6: Click OK once done May be, restart i Tunes just in case to test if the settings really have taken effect.By default, the interface doesn’t show you the menu options. Note that you’ll need to manually sync if you want your data to be synced with the computer.Also note that this whole thing doesn’t affect the charging process so your i Phone will get charged irrespective of what settings you use.