Can I retrieve songs from ipod?

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  1. anguscossie macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of third party software that will allow me to retrieve the songs off my 2nd-gen ipod? My hard drive crashed and I lost all data. Songs were synched using Music Match, which according to Apple is one-way only.

    I am hoping someone may know how I can retrieve the 1200+ songs Apple is telling me are lost forever ....

    Thanks.
     
  2. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    Umm ... i think you should be able to just set it up and mount it as a hard drive to your computer ... and then just drag things from and to the iPod.

    Not positive about that - my iPod is still in OPEN status on the APPLE website .. hopefully it will be here before the new year
     
  3. iJon macrumors 604

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    yeah you can, just search versiontracker.com and find a app to do it for you, there are tons out there.

    iJon
     
  4. iJon macrumors 604

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    apple hides the songs from the firewire drive. you have to use tinkertool to show invisible folders and then the ipod seperates them in folders of f1-x. its very annoying, programs work much better.

    iJon
     
  5. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    Gotcha ....

    hmm .. i have found that many invisible folders are visible when searching using the terminal ... sure it requires a little UNIX Commands knowledge, but it usually solves most of my problems
     
  6. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend PodWorks. It takes a lot of the work out of it, and will rebuild your iTunes library for you too.
     
  7. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a

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    Although I am the developer of these types of software...

    If on Windows, you don't have many options to recover the music.

    If on Mac, grab iPodRip (I wrote it) or PodWorks. I would recommend iPodRip because you can use everything in it free 10 times whereas PodWorks has a restriction placed on it.

    Mat
     
  8. anguscossie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like if I'm on Windows (which I am), I might be out of luck. I looked on Versiontracker.com and nothing jumped out at me.

    To iJon .... do you know of anything you can point me to on their site?
     
  9. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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