How to Restore, Copy, Backup iPods to Solve Problems and Add Features
How to Backup iTunes to an External HD
One of the hardest computer crashes to recover from is a hard drive crash that wipes out your music library. If you use a sensible iTunes backup strategy, though, you should have to face this problem.
Top Programs to Transfer iPod to Computer
There are so many programs that transfer iPods to computers--and so many are so similar--that making a smart choice can be tough. Luckily, we've tested and ranked more than a dozen of these apps.
Is Sharing Music on an iPod OK? - Sharing Music - Music Piracy
The sharing of digital music is a contentious issue, one that's led to companies being both started and put out of business, to people being sued, a lot of music shared, and new bands being discovered. There are many viewpoints on whether it's legal or ethical to share the music on your iPod with other people. What do you think?
iPod Restoring and Formatting 101
iPods come already formatted in most cases, but sometimes you'll need to change their formatting. Learn all the ins and outs of iPod formatting here.
How to Reformat Your iPod
Most iPods these days are automatically formatted to work with your computer, so you don't have to worry about it. But, in some cases, you'll need to change your iPod's formatting.
How to Restore iPod to Factory Settings
Restoring your iPod to factory settings--that is, erasing all the data on it and installing a clean copy of the software--is the only way to fix some problems.
How to Consolidate iTunes Library From Many PCs to One
There are lots of circumstances in which you'll want to merge multiple iTunes libraries--computer upgrades, selling old computers, creating a home media server--but it's not the simplest task.
My Hard Drive Crashed, I Lost Everything. What Do I Do About My iPhone or iPod?
When you've lost the data on your computer thanks to a hard drive crash or a power surge that fried your computer, there are a few steps you take to get back up and running: a repair, a new hard drive, restoring from backup, a new computer. If you're an iPod or iPhone user, though--and especially if you don't have a backup--there are some steps...
How to Restore iTunes From Backup On An External Hard Drive
If you have a hard drive crash, you'll be glad you backed up your iTunes library on an external hard drive (you did do that, right?). Restoring from an external drive is a snap--and way less upsetting than having to rebuild your entire music collection.