View Full Version : ipod help needed ASAP

Feb 16, 2005, 01:36 PM
Hey everybody. I stupidly erased my ipod (I was reinstalling panther, and backed up my 14,000 plus songs on the ipod). Anyway, I was goofing around with the preferences, and, like I said, I erased all of my songs. Now, since I reinstalled panther, they're all gone from my hard drive. Is there any way to hack into the ipod and get the songs back, or am I S.O.L? Thanks


Feb 16, 2005, 02:00 PM
Head over to either



they have a bunch of apps for getting your songs off the iPod.

Feb 16, 2005, 02:08 PM
If I understand correctly, you backed up to the iPod and managed to erase it before you had a chance to copy all of the music back to your computer?

So you've nuked all your MP3s?

Try some data-recovery software. I don't know what's out there for OS X (I'm heavily Windows, currently), but there ought to be something out there that'll do the trick.

Feb 16, 2005, 02:33 PM
There was an iPod hack, call iPodDownload 1.0 which was a free easy to use plugin to iTunes to rip music back off the iPod. I still have it, but if you have downloaded the latest iTunes already it is not going to work since they broke its compatibility in the latest upgrades to iTunes. They should really allow a function for when you open iTunes for the first time, you can load off an iPod. It would be great for situations like this. Drop me an IM if you havn't upgraded and still want the program.

Feb 16, 2005, 03:15 PM
Yeah, unfortuantley, I "nuked" all my mp3's, as ChrisBrightwell said. I've downloaded some data recovery software, hopefully it will work. Thanks for the responses.