How to transfer songs from your iPod

You can copy files from you iPod to your computer without any special software. The files are stored in hidden folders beginning with the letter F followed by a two digit number. On my computer running Mac OS X they are located here:

/Volumes/David_iPod/iPod_Control/Music/F00

through

/Volumes/David_iPod/iPod_Control/Music/F49

Just navigate to the folder containing a song you want to transfer back to your computer and then drag that song to your hard drive.

I will be writing a longer article about how to move all your songs at once and how to find a file even when it has a cryptic four letter file name like XTYW.mp3.