friend tried to Update iPod, now all her songs are gone. Help!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ero87, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    Hey,

    So my friend called me for help, and I'm turning to MR. She says that she keeps all her music on her iPod - over the years, she's deleted songs from her iTunes because her computer hard drive is tiny. So basically she only had one copy of the songs on her iPod, and she had Automatic Syncing turned off so she's never had this problem before. iTunes just told her that her iPod could be "updated" - she hit yes, and now her iPod is empty.

    Is there any way for her to get those files back? Some kind of savior program that can find those files somewhere on her harddrive?

    Thanks so much for help :)
     
  2. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    I think it reformats the iPod, which means data recovery would be a job for computer forensics people. They can usually recover data from any kind of hard disk incident. But it costs a few hundred dollars and I don't know if it'll be worth it for her.
     
  3. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ugh, it's probably not worth it...

    anyone know any other ideas? or any super-cheap data recovery methods?
     
  4. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    my friend is still panicking... does anyone know if there's anythign else we can do?
     
  5. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Nope, start re-ripping if they were from her CDs.
     
  6. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    And please tell her and everyone you know that this a very bad idea:

     
  7. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    of course, i've already given her the lecture :)

    thanks for all your help. thankfully she'd ripped all her music from CDs, so not all is lost.
     
  8. DENZIE macrumors member

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    if it is the ipod video I believe there have been some problems upgrading to the lastest firmware when the latest itunes (7.5) isn't installed.

    However the work around is just to upgrade itunes to the lastest version and you should see your music again.

    Plus, upgrading the ipod firmware does NOT format it
     
  9. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks, I'm going to tell her to try that!
     

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