How to Copy Music From Your iPod to Your Mac

Posted March 17, 2008 at 1:25am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 49728 views
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These are instructions on how to copy music from a Windows or Mac Formatted iPod to our Mac using Senuti.

Step One
Download Senuti from here.

Step Two
Double click the downloaded dmg (ie senuti_0.50.1.dmg) to mount it.

Step Three
Drag the Senuti icon onto the Applications shortcut icon directory below to install the Application.

Step Four
Double click the Senuti icon in the Applications folder to launch the program.

Step Five
You will be displayed a welcome message. Click the Continue button.

Step Six
Press the Continue button again to accept the license.

Step Seven
You will be prompted to select a Copy Location for your iPods music. In this example we will copy to a specific directory. Select Other from the dropdown menu. Then select your desired location folder from the dialog box that appears and click the Choose folder. Finally click the Continue button.

Step Eight
At this point you will prompted to setup your iPod for use with Senuti. First, hold down the Command+Option keys while plugging in your iPod. This will prevent iTunes from syncing with it.

(note: since i didn't have a classic iPod handy the image is of a nano... don't worry this doesn't affect anything).

Once iTunes has detected your iPod, check the box titled Enable disk use.

You will be warned that this requires manual ejection of the iPod. Click the Ok button.

Now click the Apply button at the bottom right hand corner.

Your iPod is now ready for Senuti. Go back to the Senuti install process and click the Continue button.

Step Nine
When display some Senuti tips click the Continue button.

Step Ten
Finally you will be notified that configuration is complete. Click the Done button.

Step Eleven
Senuti will now open and display the music on your iPod!

Step Twelve
To transfer songs simply select the songs you would like to copy, then select Transfer from the File Menu.

You will notice a small indicator at the bottom left hand corner as your music is copied to your computer.

Once the copy is complete you can navigate to the selected destination on your computer and access all your transferred music!

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Esteban - February 2, 2010 at 9:43am
Thanks for your help! Worked great, trial version works with under 1000 songs for a 30 day trial period. Still it\'s a great software
John - March 12, 2009 at 12:00am
Thank you for the helpful tips. My friend recommended 4Media iPod to Mac Transfer to me when my computer crashed, and luckily it helped me get all files from my iPod to my mac perfectly. I like its easy and safe transfer. You can free download it from In brief, it can help transfer all music, photos, videos, podcast, and TV shows on your iPod back to Mac safely. Also, you can use it to transfer files from iPod to iTunes or from Mac to iPod in a direct way. The great thing is that it won\'t cause any deletion of any files while transferring, because: when this Transfer program is launched, it will modify the automatic synchronization of music/video to manual synchronization between iPod and iTunes. It even has step-by-step guide. Hope it helps.
Mizuno - April 6, 2008 at 9:42pm
is there any windows version work in the same way?
Lyn - March 12, 2009 at 12:03am
I used windows, so I use Tansee iPod Transfer With just a few simple clicks, it will help you transfer all videos/songs from iPod back to computer, and then you can easily add those songs back to iTunes. Many of my friends used it, and they recommended it to me. Free download from
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