2310 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2008 9:25 PM by ivytheplant
I just tried a data recovery program called PodSalvage. It told me there were absolutely no files at all on my iPod, but there are game and photo files there, as well as my contacts. I already tried a reset and the iPod starts up fine. It never sync'd with iTunes as far as I know (unless it did that without asking me). It's almost like it targeted the music and video files specifically. Again, I wouldn't be so upset, but I put hundreds of dollars into my library, most of it I haven't had a chance to watch yet (or in the case of audiobooks, listen to).
Yes, I know I'm supposed to back it up. I was in the midst of that when the logic board crapped out for the third time in a year and a half and had to be sent off for repair. I still don't know why the hard drive was replaced this time and not the other two times.
So, again, am I out of luck here? I know there's no re-downloading of purchases.
And is there any reason why I wasn't able to restore my media files from the iPod to iTunes? All the help files are from transferring from iTunes to iPod, not the other way around.
Okay, now I'm just trying to get my iPod working again. iTunes won't recognize it and asked me to do a restore. I tried to do it and was told it couldn't make a connection to the update server. So I tried that iPod Updater software, only it told me that it wasn't able to update my iPod. However, it did say that I had 47.3 GB of used space on my iPod, so I'm thinking maybe the allocation tables got screwed up?
I tried PodSalvage earlier and it claimed there were no files. However, it turns out that it was doing a scan of the free space only (why is that a default setting) so I'm currently doing a full scan. So far it's found 74 files (this is going to take all night) but the "in progress" window is blocking what they are.
Anyway, it's obvious that there's still stuff there, but at this point I'm more interested in getting my iPod working. Any advice?