Start with your iPod or iPhone disconnected from your computer and iTunes closed.
1. Download and Install TouchCopy.
2. Start up TouchCopy by double-clicking the TouchCopy icon on your desktop.
3. If the welcome window appears click past it until you get to a window asking to connect your iPod.
4. Connect your iPod to your computer.
TouchCopy may start iTunes - don't worry, TouchCopy has fixed it so that iTunes will not sync music or video with your iPod while TouchCopy is running. These changes are restored when you quit TouchCopy.
Copying Music into iTunes
You can now select which songs you want to copy into iTunes, if you want to select all your music, select "Music" from the list on the left and click on "Copy to iTunes" button in the TouchCopy control bar.
If you want to select a subset of your music collection to copy, browse your music using the Genre, Artist and Album lists and click the "Copy to iTunes" button to transfer your selection over to iTunes.
Note that if you're running the demonstration of TouchCopy you will be limited to 100 copies maximum.
See instructions for shutting down TouchCopy.
Please note that these instructions do not apply for the iPod Touch,iPhone or iPad as iTunes needs to be installed on your computer for TouchCopy to be able to work with these devices.
If you don't have iTunes installed and you own an iPod Classic- you need to set your iPod into "Disk Use Mode". If when starting TouchCopy you get a message indicating that your iPod cannot be found but your iPod is connected it may be that your iPod is not configured for "Disk Use".
You can set your iPod to disk use mode without using iTunes. Follow these instructions...
Make sure your iPod is disconnected from your computer.
Reset your iPod by pressing and holding the center key and Menu key. You need to hold these keys down together for about 5 seconds until your iPod resets.
As your iPod resets the Apple logo appears on the screen, press and hold the center key and Play/Pause key together until a check mark appears on the iPod screen. You can now let go of the iPod keys.
Now connect your iPod to your computer.
You can then proceed copying your iPod to your computer as detailed here.
When you have finished using TouchCopy, close the TouchCopy window. If iTunes is open, TouchCopy will close iTunes. TouchCopy should then eject your iPod from your computer - unless disk mode was enabled before running it with TouchCopy. In which case you will have to use the normal method of ejecting mounted disk drives from your operating system.