By Anonymous iTunes won't restore non-iTunes songs! I thought DeTune on the Mac was great! My system (Mac OS X. ITunes won't restore non-iTunes songs!
Copying songs or videos from Mac to iPhone or iPod with the iTunes app is very easy, but the inverse process is impossible. Luckily for you, you have DeTune. DeTune does the opposite from iTunes. How to use TouchCopy to backup music, photos, messages & more from iPhone, iPod and iPad to your computer. Free Download for Mac. 10/10 - Download DeTune Mac Free. To be able to move files from Mac to iPhone or iPad we can make use of iTunes, but if we need to do the opposite process, we'll need a program like DeTune.
I thought DeTune on the Mac was great! My system (Mac OS X Mountain Lion) went down and luckily my library of ten years of music from all over the place was on my iPod Classic, but stupid Apple has created the destructive program called iTunes, that only allows copying the iTunes content to the iPod, not the other way. I wonder how many people have lost data hitting 'Sync' not knowing it will erase all their music on their iPhone?
Stop being the copyright police Apple and make a user friendly music player! Anyway DeTune allowed me to move all my stuff back to my Mac right through drag and drop into a folder in the Finder, put songs into nmed folders with a better, more logical naming format and I recovered 100% of my data, including movies, podcasts and audio books. It does do a weird thing with playlists, where it copies the actual song in the playlist and does it repeatedly if it's in different playlists, but it's a small price to pay in terms of features and it's FREE!