Backstage User’s Guide Welcome to Backstage Backstage makes it easy to backup the music library on your iPod to any Mac or Windows PC (requires Mac OS X 10.3, or 10.4, or Windows XP). In the event your computer is ever lost or stolen, you can rest assured that Backstage will allow you to recover your valuable music library from your iPod to another computer, quickly and easily. This guide will walk you through installing and using Backstage. Installing and Registering Backstage Download and Go Download for Mac and Windows Like your iPod, Backstage works with both Mac and Windows computers. You can download both versions so that you can easily backup your music library to either plat- form. When you purchase a Backstage license key, you can use that key to unlock both the Mac and Windows versions of Backstage. Your license entitles you to install Back- stage on up to 5 computers, for use by yourself and members of your household. Installing Backstage for Mac 1. Download the Mac version of Backstage from http://www.widgetfab.com to your desktop. 2. If necessary unzip the BackstageMac.zip ﬁle by double-clicking its icon on your desktop (if your Browser is conﬁgured to automatically open “safe” ﬁles after downloading, Backstage will be un- zipped for you.) 3. Drag and drop Backstage into your Applications folder. 4. For quick access, drag and drop Backstage into your Dock. Installing Backstage for Windows 1. Download the Windows version of Backstage (BackstageWin.zip) from http://www.widgetfab.com to your desktop. 2. Unzip BackstageWin.zip and double-click the re- sulting BackstageSetup.exe installer and follow the prompts to install Backstage on your system. 3. Backstage for Windows requires Java 1.4.2 or later. If you do not have Java installed on your PC, you will get a message dialog when you run Backstage asking if you want to download Java. If you get the dialog, click OK to proceed to the Java download page (http://www.java.com). Download and run the Java installer. You are now ready to manage your music library with Backstage. Registering Backstage To register Backstage and remove the Free Trial restrictions, you must purchase a li- cense at http://www.widgetfab.com. The license entitles you to install and use Back- stage on up to ﬁve (5) computers within your own household. Once you have purchased a license, you will receive a conﬁrmation email that will provide you with your License Key. To enter your License Key and unlock Backstage do the following: 1. Open the Backstage Preferences panel (use the “Edit > Preferences...” menu for Windows; use the “Backstage > Preferences...” menu for Mac). 2. Locate the Email Address and License Key provided in your purchase conﬁrmation email. Copy and paste those values exactly as provided into the corresponding ﬁelds on the Preferences panel. Note: you must use the Email Address that was sent with the License Key in your conﬁrmation email. It is the email address that you provided when you purchased Backstage. 3. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Preferences panel. If you entered your Email Address and License Key correctly, you will receive a conﬁrmation message that your registration was accepted. Using Backstage Fast and Easy Backups From Your iPod Backstage makes it easy to restore the music from your iPod to your WIndows PC or Mac. Just plug your iPod into your computer, and it will appear in the Source list, fol- lowed by its playlists. Next, click the button and select the backup folder where you want your music ﬁles to be copied. You can browse through your iPod music library and select any iPod, Playlist, Artist, Al- bum, or Song that is displayed. The selected item will be highlighted in blue. Then sim- ply click the button to copy the songs in that selection to the backup folder you deﬁned previously. While Backstage is copying the songs in your selection, you can continue to browse your library and add more selections to the queue to be copied to your backup folder. Connected iPods and their playlists appear here. Select the folder where songs Copy the selected song, album, will be copied. artist, playlist, or iPod to the folder selected at left.
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