An "other" that large usually indicates that the "other" included corrupted files. Usually restoring from backup eliminated the corrupted files. However, sometimes restoring to factory settings/new iPod is required.
To restore from backup see:
To restore to factory settings/new iPod see:
Try getting the phtos from your PhotoStream. See:
Restoring from backup mightget them back. To help prevent the last backup from being overwritten and thus erasing the Messages from the last backup turn off autosyncing so that you have to overtly start a sync. To turn off go iTunes>Preferences>Devices and check the box that says "Prevent iPods...".
I have tried all of these options except the first option in which you restart your computer to a clean boot.
I do not want to do this option because if the restore has not worked before, there is no way it wilkl work then and I don't feel like have to hunt down and burn 757 songs BACK onto my computer from my CD's
Is there any other way to this?
Btw, my Photo Stream is gone too and I could not acces it on icloud.com
In the DCIM folder, only the new photos I have taken are there.
It would help if Apple would just stop hiding everything and let me access the files manually so I could fix this myself. . .