Just F'D up my ipod...

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  1. atacinus macrumors 6502

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    HELP!!! I just sold my computer and so all my music was stored on my ipod...i was gonna hook it to my new computer and use the song extractor...but when i did iTunes asked me to synch it and i did to the blank iTunes library...now all my songs are gone....and the CDs are at my home six states away [not to mention it took hours to rip and organize]...is there a way to get my music back????????

    Christien.
     
  2. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    omg thats horrible.. !! sorry that happened.. but i dont know what the answer would be for that.. anyone else?
     
  3. windowsblowsass macrumors 6502a

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    sorry but no, what you did was essentially wipe your ipods hd :(
     
  4. atacinus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know, but there.s gotta be some way to get that data back...i.m sure the HD didn.t reformat that second....
     
  5. Inkmonkey macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, but I don't really think there's an easy way out of this one. Sucks a fair bit of bottom.
     
  6. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting... so you sold your computer w/ all the tracks still in the HD along w/ all the programs and personal info. You'd think people who sell their computer would backup all the data, music, video, photos, then do a clean install before shipping the computer out... interesting indeed.
     
  7. Apple //e macrumors 6502

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    did you try using undelete programs?

    there are many out there. file rescue plus works good
     
  8. dave1234 macrumors regular

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    Yeah...sorry, I dont think there is a way to get past this one...
    call home, get the cd's...redo it all...sorry man. (a similar thing has happened to me, although my cd's were not far away)
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    1. Spend several days pissed at yourself, trying to undelete the songs. You probably won't be too successful-- consumer file-recovery is pretty hit-or-miss.

    2. Get your CDs and re-rip them. Use this opportunity to rip as a different format/bitrate if you want. Great time to switch to AAC, if you haven't...

    3. Be a hell of a lot more careful next time you sell a computer. Hope the buyer is honest, or else credit card data/personal info/etc etc, everything that you accumulated and everything that got written to preference files and logs, will be his to play with...

    paul
     
  10. iJon macrumors 604

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    Just have someone mail you your CD's from home. What did you think your iPod was going to do when you hit that button?

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  11. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Hey, there's no need to kick a guy when he's down. I think he knows he's made a mistake.
     
  12. iJon macrumors 604

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    I was only asking cause he seems to be in denial that his music is gone.

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  13. atacinus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah the stupid thing is i knew that the button erased the ipod, but i clicked the wrong button...i did it quick instead of reading them....STUIPD glowing blue button!!! I.m trying some recovery tools, but they all want $$...so i.m looking for some serial numbers...yes, yes tisk tisk i know...

    Christien.
     
  14. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    it might be possible with an undelete program like 'Norton SystemWorks'. I think its $30 USD or so retail.
     
  15. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    do u know the people you sold the computer too?

    if so just ask if u can reload it

    (but than i think if this was possible u would of already thought of it)

    sorry man, time to start from scrach, good luck.
     
  16. AdamZ macrumors regular

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    This seems sorta like something that happens often to people. They get a nice new iPod, rip all their cd's onto their computer, transfer thier entire music collection to thier iPod, and then deletee the music off of their computer. It seems like Apple is not clear on this to some pople, or Apple needs to stress that iTunes and the persons computer holds the music. My heart drops when I see a friend who does this, and find the urge to use scare tactics to convience them not keep iTunes empty. Remember all you new or potential iPod users, keep your music on your computer! Back it up! The ipod is not for storing your music, just playing it!

    On a side note: Dropped my 1st gen iPod yet again today on the hard concrete. ( I dropped it so many times running around the big city) Still works like a champ! I have been holding off getting a new one since this guy still works. Apple built these things like tanks!!
     
  17. kanker macrumors 6502

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    Yep, you MUST back up your iTunes library to cd or DVD (choose data cd in prefs). Not only does this help when you have a major Doh! moment, but if you ever have a critical drive failure, you are not losing your library in the process. Mantra - backup...backup...backup...backup
     
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  20. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    2100 only? Please... turn off error correction and you'll be done in no time.
     
  21. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Only?! Thats a lot of songs :eek:, well compared to me at least....about 430 :eek:
     
  22. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Ugh... That's a lot of songs. At least it sounds like you didn't lose any songs purchased from iTunes?
     
  23. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Actually almost all my songs on my iPod/iTunes are from my CD collection, well actually about 1/2 or 1/3 of my CDs or so. Never really used the ITMS....at least not yet ;)
     

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