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All my music has vanished from pod and it won't sync

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sir Loin Steak, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

    Having spent days getting my library onto the mac, I thought all was well. The iPod synched ok, no probs.

    Then I thought I would try to use the Notes function on the iPod. I created a few test .txt files and put them on the pod after enabling it as a hard drive.


    None of the music is there anymore!

    And when I try to sync, no way Hose.

    Any ideas what I've messed up?

    I've set the ipod back to not being an external drive.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    What kind of ipod is it?

    I remember when the hard drive was going bad on one of my 5th gens. it was some how erasing all my music once in awhile or sometimes would just stop copying songs over to it.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

    Ok, I found the solution. (it's 120GB if that's any help).

    I found the problem to be that you have to tell the iPod that it's a hard drive or can have the ability to accept files like .txt, so that it can read you the 'Notes' in the 'extras' section.

    Doing this seemed to switch off syncing for some reason. I had to go into the iPod and tell it to sync. What was weird was that EVERYTHING on the iPod had vanished _except_ the single .txt I had created as a test.

    I have re-set the synching option, and everything is back on there, as well as the .txt file.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oh ok, well glad you got it sorted out.

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