Hey, all. I've had a 4th gen ipod touch for a couple months now and while I think it's probably the greatest piece of electronic hardware I've held in my hands, conversely I find itunes to be probably the worst piece of software I've ever installed on my computer. I've generally figured out how it works, I'm not having any problems getting my music on it or anything like that. The only problem I have is that the last time I plugged in my ipod to charge, I was sick of itunes jumping up every time I plug it in. So I unchecked the "Open itunes when I plug this ipod in" box and hit Apply. Itunes promptly copied a list of my music and all my apps onto my computer in itunes... and then for reason I cannot explain, completely deleted everything off my ipod. On top of that, when I told it to sync everything back, it synced all my apps but NONE of the data for them. All of my progress in Infinity Blade, Pocket Frogs, Dead Space, Peggle, etc was entirely deleted and none of the data I saved in any other app was kept. In addition, it apparently only copied a LIST of my music, and not the files themselves, so every time I try to sync my music back itunes just says it can't find the music. Needless to say I'm absolutely FURIOUS about this. Itunes also did a backup before it inexplicably nuked everything, but restoring from this backup did not restore my apps' data either. I was however able to restore a backup I had done manually myself from two weeks ago when I bought a 64GB to replace my old 8GB ipod but as far as I can tell, all of my game progress and app data from when I did a backup myself up to the point it deleted itself is just gone. So I have two questions: One, is it at all possible to get back my saved games and data, or is it just gone forever and I have no choice in the matter? And two, why in the hell did it decide to delete everything I have without asking, and how do I make sure it never happens again? I'm sincerely sorry if I sound angry about this, because well... I am. Imagine if the next time you turned on your computer, everything on your hard drive deleted itself for no reason and the only thing left is your desktop background. I just want to understand why the heck it blew up everything without asking, so many thanks for any answers I can get. EDIT: I just found out that it apparently forgot about all the in-app purchases I had made to disable ads, etc. in my apps too, so I'm pretty steamed about that. Any help on that front would be greatly appreciated as well.