For future reference, this is not something you want to leave for chance. Losing your music on your comp can be disastrous if you don't execute the iDump correctly.
Lacie always has external drives that are available from their clearance area:
Backup your data periodically, and make sure your backups are working properly, don't assume they just work. You have to test it to be sure.
Another stupid Ipod question. I have no clue about some technical stuff but let me shoot out my question. I had Itunes on my original computer. I got rid of this computer (buried in some dump). Am i able to get back the library that I had on another computer?
Did you move the files to the new computer first? If not, better find out which dump it went to if you want them back.
another option which i used is if your ipod is formatted for windows you can force it into disk mode by pressing the play/pause button and the middle button after reseting the ipod (you may not have to do this). In windows explorer (after plugging it in) there is a hidden folder named 'ipod_control' and it should be huge (mine was 40gb). YOu can copy this onto your computer. It is best to just add the folder into itunes and have the 'copy music to itunes music folder' option on under preferences/advanced. Doing it this way will copy the music into individual and organized folders, rather than one lump folder. This should work and doesnt require another program.
Anyways, while we have an mp3 player thread going, I just got a ZUNE as a gift... are these things good, or do I need to run out and exchange it for an ipod?
anapod explorer. turns your ipod into a drive accessible in windows explorer. drag and drop to and from your ipod. not free. bittorrent. bonus: you never have to use itunes again.
I actually used CopyPod...it's not free but there is no chance of losing your tunes. Step by step walk thru, easy to use.