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Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by ReccaAmano, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. ReccaAmano

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    My friend has a problem with her ipod... She copied all her photos on it by accident and then her computer went psycho and self combusted.... luckily all her photos are on the ipod... now is there anyway she can put her photos back on her new pc?
     
  2. valis

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    what's the legal question?
     
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    as far as connectivity goes, just hook the ipod up to the new pc and copy hte files over, just doing reverse of what she did to get them ON the ipod.....
     
  4. ReccaAmano

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    well is it legal to put the pictures back onto your pc?.... and if so how.
     
  5. valis

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    if you already had possession of hte pics, and acquired them legally, then I can think of no reason why it would be illegal.

    As for putting them back, just plug the ipod in, right click on start, go to explore, find the ipod in the left hand pane, click on it, and treat it like you are exploring another hard drive. This is how I've done it with XP; I'm assuming that is the OS you have.

    If it doesn't work, let us know, and we can definitely try other options.

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    if they are your property (like she used her camera) then nothing so far is illegal. If they are somebody's other than yours and you didn't have their permission to have them in the first place, yes you are a law breaker and it doesn't matter if you copy them back and forth.
     
  7. AhrenBa

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    I the pics were just on the ipod as an external hard disk, then just plug in the ipod, open it in My Computer, and navigate to where the pictures were.

    If she had an Ipod Photo and transferred the pics through iTunes so that they could be viewable on the iPod itself, then try either of these programs to recover the photos:

    http://www.batchconverter.com/CopyPodPhoto-download-21687.shtml

    http://www.redchairsoftware.com/anapod/trial.php

    They are both shareware, but you could just get the pics off during the trial period.

    Hope it helps, let me know if you have problems.

    Oh, and DO NOT OPEN iTUNES WITH YOUR IPOD PLUGGED IN YET!!!!! This will delete all the photos on the iPod if you have "auto-update" enabled in iTunes.
     
  8. blaqDeaph

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    Yes. If your computer requires the iPod drivers, then try something called ephPod, it allows you to do file transfer without overwriting all existing files.
     
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