Copying Music from Your Old iPod
The first thing that you want to do is plug in your iPod, and open up your iTunes. But, you don’t want it to sync just yet. So, hit the Shift + Ctrl keys on your keyboard (Windows) or the CMD + Option keys (Mac). Hold it down until you are sure that your iPod is not syncing with iTunes. Then, let the buttons go.
Now, go into My Computer, and find your iPod USB Drive. Double-click on it. You should see a bunch of files in this drive. They may be hidden so you’ll have to unhide them, which you can do within the Control Panel. Just go into Panel Options, and select the Show hidden files and folders. This allows you to go into and change anything in these files.
Once you can see your files, find the Music folder on your iPod. This contains all of your music files. The names may not sound like music file names, but that’s just how your iPod stores them. This is also a hidden file, but you don’t need to worry about changing it from unseen just yet.
Right-click on the folder, and select copy. Then, paste the folder to either your desktop or within another folder. Just be sure that you know where it’s at.
Then, right-click on the folder, and go into Properties. Here, uncheck the hidden option, and click Apply. You’ll have to hit OK two more times. But, once you are done, the folder will be unhidden.