How do I copy playlists from my iPod to my computer?

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How to copy playlists from iPod to Computer?

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To copy playlists from your iPod to your computer, follow these instructions...

  1. Download and install TouchCopy.
  2. Connect your iPod to your computer via the USB cable.
  3. In TouchCopy, select the playlist you want to copy and click "Copy to iTunes".

If you have not done so already, you can download TouchCopy from here.

Detailed Steps

To transfer your iPod playlists into iTunes select the Playlists you want from the source list in TouchCopy. You can select multiple playlists by CTRL-Clicking items in this list.

Once you have selected your Playlists - click the iTunes button in TouchCopy.

When transferring a playlist into iTunes, the songs are transferred and a new playlist of the same name is created.

Note that if a track is already in your iTunes main Library, TouchCopy will not create a duplicate of that track in iTunes, it will just add the track to the Playlist.

For details on copying playlists to iTunes please see the TouchCopy user guide.

TouchCopy can also copy your playlists to your computer hard drive. For this, select a playlist and click on "Copy to PC" or the "Copy to Mac" button.

Music in the playlists will be saved to your computer in the folders and file name format you have specified in TouchCopy Options. TouchCopy also produces an XML file named after the Playlist you are copying. This XML file contains information about the tracks and track order of the Playlist. The XML file can be used to import the playlist into iTunes by choosing File > Library > Import Playlist in iTunes.

Also please see our YouTube video demoing how to transfer songs and playlists to iTunes.

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Latest Comments

Richard Fish wrote...
I am unable to copy anything from the ipod to my pc. The ipod is recognized and displays all of items on the ipod. I have selected MUSIC from the ipad in your program. I have preset the PC location for the transfer to be loaded. It doesn't matter if I select one or all of the music, it will not transfer. When finished there is nothing in the folder and red x is next to the music I set to transfer.
I am a little frustrated.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Richard Fish I am sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Please submit a support ticket on our online helpdesk and one of our technical staff will be able to assist with this issue. Please be sure to include which version of TouchCopy you are running as well as which version of iOS you have on your iPod (if applicable).
michelle scott wrote...
I have just paid £27 for the Touchcopy program. I plugged in my ipod and ran the transfer, but a box came up telling me that it was the free trial program and that the limit was 100 songs ??????
Please can you help
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@michelle scott I have sent you an email containing activation instructions and your activation code. Please be sure to check your junk/spam folder in case it is incorrectly sent there. Please also see our online activation guide.
Josh wrote...
purchased the latest version of TouchCopy and I am having some difficulties copying what is on my iPhone 6 to iTunes. Long story short when I open up TouchCopy it only shows half the playlists that are actually on my phone. If you are able to advise on how to correct this it would be appreciated.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Josh Firstly, please ensure that you have the latest versions of TouchCopy and iTunes installed on your PC/Mac.

Next, please create a new iTunes backup of your device, before attempting to use TouchCopy.

If the problem persists, please can you contact our Helpdesk for further assistance.