Windows – How to restore libraries in iTunes using files on the iPod Touch

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I have iTunes (latest version) running on Windows XP and a 16Gb 1st gen' iPod Touch (iOS V3.1.3). All was well until a month or two ago when, one day, I opened iTunes to discover it was empty – no music library, videos, apps etc. It was as if it was a fresh install. So, all my files are on my Touch but I've avoided connecting it to iTunes for fear all my files will disappear.

I can't put it off much longer so my question is, what do I have to do in iTunes so it restores its libraries from the files on my iPod Touch (without messing with the files on my Touch)?

Best Answer

I've tried to achieve something similar recently and the only way I have found is to use a commercial product called pod to pc.