Frequently Asked Questions...

  • I'm receiving a message stating that my iPod has been modified outside of the application, what does that mean?

  • What this message means is that the iPod database has been modified by another program on your computer.

    It is advisable not to have iTunes running while iPod 2 iPod is running if you are not performing iTunes transfers. This is because iTunes modifies the iPod database.

    The message is there to avoid changes you have made in iPod 2 iPod being overwritten by another application. So generally you can click "Yes", I want to retain playlists.

    If iTunes is not running, you may find that your anti-virus is modifying the last written date of the iPod database making iPod 2 iPod think it has been modified. You can eliminate this by excluding your iPod hard drive letter from being scanned in your anti-virus settings.



  • Are there alternative ways to transfer music to my iPod, other than a direct iPod to iPod transfer?

  • Yes. Using iPod 2 iPod there are a couple of other options available to you.

    If both your source and destination iPods are registered to the same computer, you can transfer the music to iTunes as an interium step, then from iTunes transfer to the new iPod.

    To do this, click on the Launch iTunes icon just above the blue arrow buttons in the middle of the iPod 2 iPod interface. If you do not have this icon, download the latest version of iPod 2 iPod from this website.

    Or alternatively run iTunes manually, by opening Windows Explorer (Windows Key + e) and navigating to the iTunes install folder which should be c:\program files\itunes. Then right-click on itunes.exe and select Run as Administrator. Once iTunes is open, close any message boxes it displays. Now run iPod 2 iPod. You should now have an iTunes tab in the interface.

    You can now transfer music to iTunes from the source iPod by dragging-dropping or by clicking the blue arrow button.

    Once in iTunes you can transfer the music to the destination iPod.

    If the source iPod was not registered to your computer then transfer the music to the My Computer tab. Once transferred to your hard drive, you can then run iTunes and import the music using the File -> Add to Library function. Once in iTunes you can transfer the music to the destination iPod.



  • Does iPod 2 iPod transfer album art?

  • The transfer of Album Art isn't supported in the current version of the product.

    However, you can have iTunes update the album art on your iPod by following these steps:

    1. In iTunes with the pod connected select the iPod from the left hand window.

    2. Click on the Music tab

    3. Uncheck the box "Display album artwork on your iPod"

    4. Click apply

    5. It will delete the current artwork on the ipod

    6. Eject and reconnect iPod

    7. Go back to music tab and check "Display album artwork on your iPod"

    8. Click apply

    9. iTunes will synchronize the album artwork and update your ipod.



  • Does iPod 2 iPod breach Apple’s copyright?

  • No. iPod 2 iPod does not infringe Apple© copyright; it does not enable Fairplay licensees to play protected content not authorized through iTunes© and does not enable users to connect to the iTunes server.



  • Can I transfer my friends music from their iPod to mine legally?

  • No. Transferring music between any electronic device is illegal if you are not the legal owner of the music; this is infringing copyright.



  • I have lost my activation code, can I get a new one?

  • You can obtain your activation code(s) at any time by Clicking Here, and entering your email address at the bottom of the page.



  • How many iPods can I connect at once?

  • You are only limited by the number of USB/Firewire connections available on your computer.



  • Why does iPod 2 iPod create a backup?

  • The first time you transfer content to a new iPod, the application displays the following message.

    Our backup functionality minimizes the possibility of any data loss, while providing you with the ability to restore your valuable content at any time in the future. We also recommend that you periodically use the manually back up facility.



  • How much disk space does the backup facility use?

  • The backup facility makes a copy of your iPod database, not the songs themselves.

    If your iPod was a book, think of the backup as taking a copy of the book's index, not the actual content.

    This being the case, the backup takes up very little space, but will depend upon the number of songs you have stored on your iPod.

    The backup is stored on the iPod, not on your computer.



  • Can I transfer songs to my local hard disk?

  • This functionality is available in iPod 2 iPod Version 4.0 and above.



  • Can I run the program from my iPod?

  • Yes. Simply copy the iPod 2 iPod directory from [install drive]:\Program Files into the root directory of your iPod.

    You can then run the program from this directory. Make sure the computer your iPod is connected to has the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed. If not visit the Microsoft Windows Update site to download it.

    Please discontinue the use of the software if you intend to do this. We do not endorse the sharing or copying of copyright material.



  • Is the software open source?

  • Unfortunately no.



  • Are you planning a Mac OSX version?

  • There are no plans at this stage.



  • Will the program run under Windows Vista (32bit)?

  • Yes. This has been thoroughly tested.



  • Will the program run in 64bit Windows?

  • This hasn't been tested but it should run without any problems due to it being written using the Microsoft .NET Framework.



  • Do you offer volume licensing discounts?

  • Yes, Please contact us.



  • Do you have an OEM distribution?

  • Yes. Please contact us.



  • What are network iPods?

  • You can connect to your other iPods over a Local Area Network (LAN). To do this, you first have to "share" the iPod so your other computers can connect to it.

    To Create a Network Share
  • Firstly right-click on the iPod in Windows Explorer, and select "Sharing and Security".
  • Click "New Share" and give it a name like "JoesNano".
  • Click "Permissions" and set the appropriate Read/Write security you want other computers to have.
  • Click "OK".

    To Connect to a Network iPod

  • Right-click on "My Network Places" in Windows Explorer, and select "Map Network Drive".
  • Select the drive identifier you want to use for the iPod.
  • Browse or type in the network address to your "JoesNano" share, for example \\JoesComputer\JoesNano.
  • Click "Finish".





  • This software is not to be used to share copyrighted material, or infringe the rights of copyright holders.

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