How to Transfer Songs from iPod to Computer on Windows Vista

The iPod can easily be connected to a computer as a removable hard drive to access and move around its files. This guide will help you successfully transfer songs from your iPod to your Windows Vista computer.

You will need

  • iPod
  • Computer with Windows Vista OS



  1. Connect iPod to computer using an Apple iPod USB or Firewire cable; if iTunes opens and asks you if you would like to sync your iPod with the iTunes library click NO.
  2. Open My Computer on Windows computers and look for the iPod drive.
  3. Open the iPod drive > Organise > Folder and Search Options > View > Show Hidden Files and Folders.
  4. Open the folder named ipod_control and you should see folders with the following names: Calendars, contacts, ipod_ control, notes and photos.
  5. Open the second ipod_control folder > Music Folder; copy each of those folders onto your computer by creating a folder on your desktop and dragging the files into it.