A few months ago a virus wiped all of the songs out of my iTunes library. Fortunately nothing happened to them on my ipod so the question is, does anyone know how I can copy them back from my ipod (nano) to my itunes library?
...actually my original suggestion doesn't appear to work but if you click on the iPod icon in iTunes (once plugged in) there is a check box that lets you 'Manage Music Manually'. That appears to give you control over what's on the iPod.
If you mean they were deleted form your hard drive not just the library No 3rd party software required. I had the same problem. connect ipod to your computer. Select file option to show hidden files. They will show up in explorer but with different names. you can then move / copy back to the hard drive.
The only problem about importing simple files off the ipod's hard-drive is that you loose all of your playlists, ratings, etc..
A programme like "Copypod" works wonders for backing up your music with no changes to your previous settings. And if you wanted to act illegally, it would allow you to copy someone else's tunes from their ipod - not that that is recommended of course !!!!
Not strictly true that you have to install the virus - you can have problems with some macro viruses. But, having said that there are pretty much NO Mac viruses out there, despite the fact that the Mac has some vulnerabilities.
Oh, and Vista has something similar at last in that you can't install anything without giving it permission. As a Mac owner, I can't believe I just gave Windows a plug!
be careful though,if your ipod is set to update automatically,it'll be wiped before you get a chance to change it to manual update! If you have the preferences page open it seems to stop it from detecting your ipod!