Defragged ipod - everything gone

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MacConvert2007, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    After two years of use I finally decided to defrag my 160 GB ipod classic.

    In iTunes, I enabled disk use. Then I used TechTool Pro 5 to:
    Run a Surface Scan and Volume Structures Scan - No errors.
    Run File Optimization followed by Volume Optimization.

    Upon completion of the last 2 (defragging) the ipod reads as empty-no files.

    Anyone know what I did wrong?

    Can I quickly fix it or do I have to do an ipod restore under iTunes and just reload my library?

  2. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    You'd have to reload your library… why did you defragment your HDD? You know a restore and resync would have done the same thing?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    I guess I didn't realize that. I was trying to improve the ipod's performance. There are all kinds of articles on the web about defragging your ipod:

    OK then, restore and resync it instead.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    A restore from iTunes wouldn't work as a true defrag, but It would improve things. I would prefer to use iDefrag, with which, I've defragged 3 iPods, several times each, to great success.
    I do like TechTool, though I haven't defragged with it. Good idea to search for bad blocks with it.

    My condolences to you for your freak accident/simple mistake, whatever it may be.

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