Hi. Although I just joined macrumours, I have been browsing for a while and found it to be very helpful when I bought my Macbook a few weeks ago. In fact, I found this forum to be so helpful that it is the first place I'm looking to in order to resolve a problem I'm having with my iPod Classic. My iPod was syncing with my Macbook, which was on my lap. I set it aside to get up, and when I came back there were two error messages. One said something about a failure of the connection, and when I clicked the "OK" acknowledgement to the message the other message closed as well, so I was unable to read it. To my absolute horror, upon checking my iPod I realized that everything was deleted (except for the 3 games that came with it that I never play). Now when I connect I get a message saying that "iTunes cannot connect to the iPod "Brian's iPod" and a recommendation that I restore my iPod. I fear that this will ruin any chance I have of getting my music back. I have disconnected and reconnected many times and it always says that I have no music, videos etc. This leads me to believe that it has reverted itself to the state it was in when I purchased it, but a few things have me wondering if this is true. Firstly, the play counts are intact on the games. Secondly, when I connect it simply says "iPod" in the left side of iTunes, whereas even a brand new iPod will have option to go to the music, movies, or tv shows library, even if there is nothing in it. Thirdly, while it connects simply as "iPod", on my Macbook desktop it is listed as "Brian's iPod". When I choose "Get Info" from "Brian's iPod", it recognizes that over 30 GB has been used out of the 74.31 GB capacity. This gives me hope that everything is still on my iPod. Unfortunately, as my Macbook is new, I only have about 90 songs in it (compared to the 2500 or so on my iPod), so I can't simply load everything back on. I have transferred music from my iPod into the iTunes on my old PC laptop before, but I don't know how to find the folder "Control" on a macbook (I know it was hidden). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Ps. Sorry if this question has been asked before, I searched the forum but couldn't find my question anywhere. Thanks!