My computer not recognizing the iPod Touch as it's main machine

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  1. deathnote0

    deathnote0 New Member

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    Well, I recently had done a destructive full system restore on my computer which means it's back to factory default settings and I have absolutely nothing left. Also, my public ip apparently chnaged when I did this, so when I sync my iPod with iTunes, it thinks that my iPod is tied to another computer. Is there anyway to fix this and keep able the content that's currently on my iPod?
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    what kind of content do you wanna safe?
    be specific so i can help you

    music? videos?
    apps?
  3. deathnote0

    deathnote0 New Member

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    Everything on my iPod.
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Get Sharepod and copy all of your Music and videos to your computer. If you want to keep Notes, Contacts, ect... Then you'll most likely need to do some SSHing.
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    ^^

    don't forget permitting the apps to run. via WinSCP/iPhonebrowser/MobileTerminal
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    deathnote0 New Member

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    That's a non-issue.
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    To copy music and videos
    SSH onto you ipod or use a usb program called diskaid

    go to
    var\mobile\Media\iTunes_Control/ and copy the "Music" folder to a convenient location your computer. all your music, and video content is there with all the artworks and lyrics etc.

    then open up itunes go to file, then add file to library, from which you will select the ,music folder you just copied from your ipod, and itunes will automatically restore all your media to the itunes library

    To copy back applications

    Connect your ipod to itunes, then right click on it, and select transfer purchases

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