Please make it a little clearer


Please make it a little clearer
my problem:
I had all my iTunes saved to a detachable G-Drive. Recently, that drive broke and Fry's was unable to recover anything. I bought a new G-Drive and have re-loaded ITunes to it; However, it is a blank Library and I can not plug my iPod in because i have it set to automatically update.
is it possible to change the automatic option in a brand-nex/empty library without my songs getting deleted?
if so, how do i do that and then get my songs from my iPod to my new ITunes???
P.S. I have read some related topics but they do not make sense really
"is it possible to change the automatic option in a brand-nex/empty library without my songs getting deleted?"
You can use a keyboard command to prevent your iPod auto-syncing with iTunes. While connecting the iPod to the computer on Windows with iTunes 7 installed hold down the Control and Alt keys (or Shift + Ctrl keys in older versions). This will stop the iPod from auto-syncing with iTunes and the iPod will appear in the source list. Wait until you are sure the iPod has mounted, and that it will not auto sync and then you can let the keys go. This may take between 20 to 30 seconds depending on your computer: iTunes 7 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows
Once your iPod has appeared in the iTunes source list you can change the update setting to manual and use your iPod without the risk of accidentally erasing it. In iTunes 7 check the "manually manage music and videos" box in Summary then press the Apply button. Don't uncheck Sync Music it will be unchecked by default when you choose the manual setting: Managing content manually on iPod
"how do i do that and then get my songs from my iPod to my new ITunes???"
You can't sync or drag your non iTMS music back directly from an iPod to iTunes. The transfer of non iTMS content is designed by default to be one way from iTunes to iPod. However there is a manual method of accessing the iPod's hard drive and copying songs back to iTunes on Windows posted in this thread: MacMuse - iPod to iTunes
If you prefer something more automated then there are a number of third party utilities that you can use to retrieve the music files and playlists from your iPod, this is just a selection. Have a look at the web pages and documentation for these, they are generally quite straightforward. You can read reviews of some of these here: Wired News - Rescue Your Stranded Tunes
YamiPod Mac and Windows Versions
iGadget Windows Only
iPodCopy Mac and Windows Versions
iPod Access Mac and Windows Versions
PodUtil Mac and Windows Versions
iPodCopy Mac and Windows Versions
PodPlayer Windows Only
CopyPod Windows Only
The transfer of purchased content has recently been introduced with iTunes 7, look under under File>"Transfer Purchases from iPod". A paragraph on it has been added to this article: How to use your iPod to move your music to a new computer
Whichever of these retrieval methods you choose, keep your iPod in manual mode until you have reloaded your iTunes and you are happy with your playlists etc then it will be safe to return it auto-sync again.
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