Getting Started

This page will walk you through how to recover all of your music. It is important to follow all the steps to ensure all of your files get transferred.

Step 1 - Prevent auto-syncing with iTunes

Before using Senuti, you will want to properly prepare iTunes to prevent automatic syncing

  1. Launch iTunes with your iPod disconnected
  2. Open the iTunes preferences and select the Devices tab
  3. Enable the preference to Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically
  4. Click the OK button in the bottom right-hand corner to save your changes

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Step 2 - Share iTunes Library with Senuti

Senuti reads the contents iTunes library to optimize transferring. In iTunes 12.2 and higher, you need to enable sharing of the library with Senuti. If you are using an older version of iTunes, this preference does not exist, and you can skip this step.

  1. Launch iTunes with your iPod disconnected
  2. Open the iTunes preferences and select the Advanced tab
  3. Enable the preference to Share iTunes Library XML with other applications
  4. Click the OK button in the bottom right-hand corner to save your changes

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Step 3 - Plug in your device

Now you can launch Senuti and plug in your device. When you plug in your device you may still receive a prompt in iTunes asking your if you would like to "Erase and Sync" your iPod, you will want to hit "Cancel" to prevent iTunes from syncing your device.

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Step 4 - Transfer Music from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to your computer

To copy songs from your device to your computer, all you have to do is select/highlight the songs in Senuti and click the Transfer button in the upper left hand corner of the application.

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The songs will now be copied to your computer. They will be added to iTunes if you enabled the preference to Automatically Add songs to iTunes Library. For more information, please see our article on Using Senuti with iTunes.

Once your music has been transferred to iTunes successfully, a blue dot will appear next to the songs in Senuti. Use this to verify what songs have already been copied, and to locate songs without blue dots that still need to be copied.

For further assistance please watch our support video.

Step 5 (Optional) - Transfer Playlists

Please read our transferring guide for details on how to transfer your playlists to iTunes and for other options while transferring.