When one of my friends’ MP3 player broke, he decided to get his money back, since the same problem was also being reported on other players of the same brand, and decided to buy an iPod Nano instead. When he received, and started using it, one of the first things that upset him was when he realized he couldn’t transfer the music on his iPod to a computer.
Compared to his old MP3 player, which simply allowed you to drag-and-drop files, this was quite cumbersome for him. And since the Nano’s capacity was considerably small, considering the number of musics he liked to carry, copying copies of the files to the free memory wasn’t an option.
Although you can already find some tools to get your music out of your iPod, most people, including myself, would rather use iTunes itself to the music management for me. Thankfully, someone discovered a method to do so. The bad thing about it, is that it only works on Windows. But given that 95% of all users have it, that shouldn’t be a problem for most.
To take the music out, just go to the original article and follow their steps. But be warned that this method probably doesn’t work with the newest iPods, unless someone can confirm it.