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I made a playlist and put it on my iPod Nano. However, when I was cleaning up the playlists on my computer (removing ones that I didn't play often, if ever), I accidentally deleted one of them that I wanted. The playlist is now only on my iPod.

Is there a way I can bring it back to my computer? I've already tried dragging the playlist from the iPod, but it doesn't work - I just get a circle with a line through it, signaling the operation is invalid.

If possible, I would prefer to do this using iTunes. If it can't be done, other tools would be acceptable.

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You were using iTunes? – ToreTrygg Nov 20 '09 at 12:25
Yes, I was. The latest release, as well. – Thomas Owens Nov 20 '09 at 12:27
I just edited the title to reflect this. – Thomas Owens Nov 20 '09 at 12:27
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Two free products to look at:

SharePod : Does many things, among them

Copy music, videos and playlists from your iPod to PC

YamiPod (Yet Another iPod Manager) also has many functions, among them:

  • playlist support (On-The-Go included)
  • playlists import (PLS,M3U)
  • playlists export (PLS,M3U)
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Is there no way to do this task without another application? It seems like iTunes should be able to do this task. – Thomas Owens Nov 20 '09 at 13:18
No, iTunes won't do what you want. As always, iTunes only does what iTunes wants, and it does not want to "download" a playlist from your iPod to your computer (even if it formerly was on your PC). Additionally, if you have automatic synch activated, the playlist will be deleted from your iPod, too ... This is iTunes :) – Martin Nov 20 '09 at 14:08
Well, I guess I'm lucky I only manually sync...Thanks Martin and harrymc. – Thomas Owens Nov 20 '09 at 14:15

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