I have to admit, I bought a lot of music and videos from Apple's store iTunes and cannot risk to losing all of those files. I am making this blog post to show you how easy it is to lose everything you have bought. I'm also showing you how easy it is to back everything up.
Well, first off if you want to back up everything, don't worry... you don't need to. As long as the files are on your iPod you don't need to worry.
Now as my example I am going to say you are doing a clean install of Windows and forgot to back up all of your iTunes files. Ok -- wait -- don't plug in your iPod. If you want to keep those files you have one of two ways. The simple way and the hard way. I will show you how to do the simple way.
Now since I don't know of any free programs that will transfer all of your music/videos/games/photos/whatever off of your iPod I will point out my personal favorite that I bought. The program is called iGadget and it is available from iPodSoft's website (Purple Ghost Software). Click here
to see it. if you just want to backup your songs
and not any of your other things then you can use their other program (it's $5 less, I'd personally go wth iGadget) called TuneJack. You can find that here
If you buy that it is very simple. You get a registration key by email and a download link. Install it and there you go. The rest is pretty slef-explanatory.
Oh yeah, remember you have only one chance per year to un authorize all computers, so if you authorized any other computers that you don't use I'd un authorize them right away.
If you guys need any help, drop a comment.
Now, if anyone knows of a free program that will do all of this for you please post it in the comments and I will edit the post with the necessary information needed.