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HT1320 how can i save me data stored on a non responding ipod classic and says you need to format before using it?
Currently Being ModeratedHT1320 Re: how can i save me data stored on a non responding ipod classic and says you need to format before using it?Apr 26, 2013 12:07 PM (in response to Sam_1114)
It sounds like the iPod's storage has data corruption. You may be able to treat it like an external drive and use data recovery software on it, but it probably won't work because the system is telling you that the drive needs to be formatted before it is recognized.
If the problem is data corruption and there is no hardware-related problem on the iPod's hard drive, a Restore should fix the problem. But this will obviously erase the iPod's hard drive.