1. Plug in your ipod. If you have iTunes installed, make sure you go to Edit, Preferences
2. Choose the iPod tab and check “update manually”
Now do one of these two steps to view hidden files:
1. Go to Finder and search for “com.apple.finder.plist” Click on the file and search for the line, AppleShowAllFiles FALSE. Change FALSE to TRUE
2. Open the terminal and type “defaults write com.apple.finder. AppleShowAllFiles TRUE” and hit return. To refresh Finder, type “killall Finder” and hit return. If you want to hide them type “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE” and press return. To refresh Finder, type “killall Finder” and press return.
After you’re able to see your hidden files, navigate to your iPod drive and copy the files to your hard drive. The song names will appear as 4 letters in your iPod folder. ex: ALBG, ALCW….