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craftyc
Aug 22, 2004, 08:41 AM
I accidentally reset my iPod to factory defaults and as a result have lost a lot of important data. Is it possible to recover the data?

Horrortaxi
Aug 22, 2004, 11:01 AM
Not unless you are willing to pay Drive Savers a lot of money to get it back.

There are some utilities that may help you out, but nothing is 100%--not even Drive Savers. Give this (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15344) a try.

jane doe
Aug 22, 2004, 03:16 PM
Man, that is bad news, There may be some hope in norton or something like that but this is why I always keep multiple backups.

Duff-Man
Aug 22, 2004, 03:40 PM
Duff-Man says...I don't want to rub salt in the wound or anything, but why on earth would someone keep their only copy of important stuff on an iPod? Sure, reformatting may have been an accident, but you just as easily could have lost the iPod or had it stolen, or dropped it. I hope you somehow get your files back...but I hope you have learned a valuable lesson about backing up too - too bad it was the hard way.....oh yeah!

Horrortaxi
Aug 22, 2004, 04:43 PM
Man, that is bad news, There may be some hope in norton or something like that but this is why I always keep multiple backups.
There's no hope in Norton. I like the multiple backups method myself. Inconvenience is much better than catastrophe.

jane doe
Aug 22, 2004, 04:58 PM
There's no hope in Norton. I like the multiple backups method myself. Inconvenience is much better than catastrophe.


Agreed, I keep 3 backups of everthing at all times and one of them in a different geographic location in case of fire/theft/flood/wife :)

craftyc
Aug 23, 2004, 01:12 PM
Duff-Man says...I don't want to rub salt in the wound or anything, but why on earth would someone keep their only copy of important stuff on an iPod? Sure, reformatting may have been an accident, but you just as easily could have lost the iPod or had it stolen, or dropped it. I hope you somehow get your files back...but I hope you have learned a valuable lesson about backing up too - too bad it was the hard way.....oh yeah!

I just put it on the iPod for storage for about a day because I needed to reformat my PC. Windows was causing too much trouble. Heck it wasn't even my PC, which makes the whole deal ten times worse. I've tried telling the owners to switch but they just don't want to listen. There loss I suppose. Anyway, I think I will pay to get the drive recovered by experts. Knowing me in bad situations, I'd probably screw it up further.

Anyway guys, thanks for your help.