JollyNapoli wrote:Post from JollyNapoli; Snipped due to length.
These steps only work with the "older" ipods like the Classic, Shuffle and Nano. This is because the filesystem for the iPod Touch isn't exposed as a hard drive and instead requires iTunes(and the MobileDevice library it installs) to access the filesystem. Even then access is restricted to /var/mobile/Media
due to afcd(Apple File Connection Daemon) being sandboxed unless jailbroken and afc2add is installed(or preadded by the jailbreak tool)
You can easily get access to and backup the music on your iPod touch with iTunes and a program called "iFunbox"(both Windows and Mac)
1. Install "iFunbox
". After it installs, run it.
2. Plug in device(or have it set to sync with iTunes via Wifi)
3. Once iFunbox is open, click the tab on the top left called "iFunbox Classic
b) If using iFunbox 2014, click the bottom left corner where it shows the name of your device. Scroll down and make sure your device is the one selected(if more than one is connected) and choose "iFunbox Classic
" under "Manage Files
4. On the left side will be a list of connected devices, click yours.
5. Open "Raw File System
6. Copy "iTunes_Control
" to your desktop by dragging it out of the window.*
b) If you are jailbroken and have afc2add installed from Cydia(or have it via the jailbreak tool), go to var/mobile/Media
and copy the folder named "iTunes_Control
" to your desktop.*
7. Open the newly transferred folder and move the "Music
" folder into iTunes to have it added to the library.
The windows version has a bug where folders with lots of files and folders in them won't show up where you moved it to after it's done transferring. If this happens open an explorer window, basically any folder, and put %appdata%\Roaming\iFunbox_UserCache\temp_files
in the address bar, hit enter. The folder should be in here unless you've closed iFunbox since transferring as it deletes the contents of the UserCache folder on exit. EDIT3:
This might only happen on older versions of the program as I have yet to try a large transfer with iFunbox 2014.
I know there's an option labelled "Music
" under the "Export Media
" section. I tell you to copy it manually because it's actually faster as the export option parses the device's music library database before copying it to the computer. This option is useful if you want the album art and song info to be embedded in the actual music file. Older versions of iFunbox had various issues with large transfers using this mode but it might be fixed for 2014, again untested by me.
Since someone linked to one of the "Copy Music and Video from iPhone" programs, I'm going to link to iFunbox because it's actually useful for more than one thing and is known to be a safe tool(as in no malware, worms, etc).
I just noticed that iFunbox has a new beta out called iFunbox 2014. It features a drastically changed UI so I'm going to suggest you use the latest stable version to follow this guide(2.7)
. I just updated the guide for 2014 as well.
If using 2014, click the little gear on the top right to disable auto starting with windows and auto app downloads(for updates) if you don't want them.
Weee all these edits:). I totally missed a similar post nearer to the top of this page, whoops. Also totally missed that the post right above mine was necroposting. So, I'm just going to make a new thread for this if there isn't already one.