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    Question Recover audio from an IPod Classic

    We have an IPod classic 80GB used by a member of staff here which contains a large amount of songs from CDs and work recordings of students so im told, today it was brought to my office, the first time i'd seen it actually with a frozen screen saying "ok to disconnect". I restarted the IPod by toggling ther hold switch then holding the Menu+Select down as it had frozen. Now it will not turn on and won't charge however if you connect it to a computer with Itunes you are given the option to enter recovery mode and restore the IPod to repair it.

    Restoring will wipe all data off the IPod and the member of staff has said they have no backups of most the audio as it wasn't purchased with ITunes (im yet to question where from) Im not holding my hopes out but is there a way to recover data similar to a corrupt or formatted memory card?

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    have you tried to plug it into a Linux machine? Might be able to copy off that way but as i use creative products i dont know.

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    It should be mounted as a drive in Windows so you can at least copy the structure and all files, however for some reason known only to Apple, the structure will consist of hundreds of randomly named files and folders baring no resemblance to what is actually contained therein... but importing that all in to an iTunes library should fix it

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    It should be mounted as a drive in Windows so you can at least copy the structure and all files, however for some reason known only to Apple, the structure will consist of hundreds of randomly named files and folders baring no resemblance to what is actually contained therein... but importing that all in to an iTunes library should fix it
    Yep Ive been able to get those files off it, wasnt aware they could be important again via itunes, I will give this a go thanks!
    Last edited by bondbill2k2; 23rd March 2012 at 02:48 PM.

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    I had a similar problem in that I needed to get songs from an iPod when the laptop with the appropriate iTunes account was stolen. I used a copy of CopyTrans ...

    Transfer iPod to iTunes, copy iPod to PC and iPad to computer

    It's a paid for product but it all depends on how much the contents of the iPod is worth.

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    Simply mounting, copying the large library of folders over then importing to Itunes worked fine thanks



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