iPod is one of Apple鈥檚 most popular offerings as it provides people with the chance to store their music libraries and videos on a separate device than their regular phones. With great features, iPod鈥檚 utility simply can鈥檛 be undermined. Equipped with a great camera, people usually take all their photos from their iPod as well. This reliance on iPods can prove troublesome in the case when the iPod crashes, gets damaged physically or requires a memory flash during a software upgrade.

In such cases, users lose their precious photos and panic as they don鈥檛 know how to recover deleted photos from iPod. However, there is no need to lose hope in such cases as it鈥檚 possible to recover the music files back to your iPod.

iPod is without a doubt a great offering from Apple and is great for people who want a device for taking pictures, for listening to music and for watching videos. However, it can be frustrating to transfer your files from your iPod to your computer. For instance, if you delete the music files you have on your iPod from your PC, what can you do to transfer the music from your iPod to your PC? There are a couple of ways in which you can recover music from iPod.

Using a Third Party Software

A number of software developers have come up with solutions for recovering music from iPod. The top five software utilities that can easily help you recover music are:

1 TouchCopy

Features:

  • Capable of copying music from your iPod to your PC.
  • Capable of creating backups of your music files on your PC.
  • Offers exportation of messages (regular and WhatsApp) to PC.
  • Simple and easy to use interface.

TouchCopy

Supported Systems:

  • Mac OS X, Windows, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad

Price:

  • $24.99

2 iMazing

Features:

  • Easy transfer wizard for copying music, audiobooks, podcasts, TV shows etc to your PC from your iPod.
  • Simple way of backing up your music files etc on your PC.
  • Capable of detecting multiple versions of the same file on your PC.

iMazing

Supported Systems:

  • Mac OS X, Windows, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad

Price:

  • $34.99

3 CopyTrans

Features:

  • Offers easy option of backing up your iPod data on your PC.
  • One-click copying of your music files from your iPod to your PC.

CopyTrans

Supported Systems:

  • Windows, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone

Price:

  • $19.99

4 Senuti

Features:

  • Simple one-step option of recovering music from your iPod to your PC.
  • Previewing option available to transfer selective songs to your PC.

Senuti

Supported Systems:

  • Mac OS X, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone

Price:

  • $18.99

5 PodWorks

Features:

  • Fast copying of music from your iPod by accessing the iPod鈥檚 internal database.
  • Capable of playing the songs before transferring them to your PC.

PodWorks

Supported Systems:

  • Windows, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone

Price:

  • $29.95

Using the Terminal

It is also possible to recover music from your iPod to your PC without using any third-party software. The terminal offers easy accessibility in case of Macs while you can also transfer music from your iPod to your Windows PC through its file explorer.

1 Recovering Music from iPod on Windows PC

  • Connect your iPod with your PC.
  • When iTunes launches, stop it from syncing automatically.
  • Right-click on the 鈥楽tart鈥 button and then click on 鈥楳y Computer鈥.
  • Click on 鈥極rganize鈥 and select 鈥楲ayout鈥 from the drop-down menu.
  • Check on 鈥楳enu Bar鈥 from the list next.
  • Now click on 鈥楾ools鈥 and then select 鈥楩older Options鈥.
  • Now check on 鈥楽how hidden files鈥.
  • Double click on your iPod being shown in 鈥楳y computer鈥.
  • Go to 鈥楳usic鈥 folder and copy it to your hard drive.
  • Now launch iTunes and drag the entire folder to iTunes.
  • Once you have finished, use the same steps to once again uncheck 鈥楽how Hidden files鈥.

2 Recovering Music from iPod on Mac

  • Launch 鈥楾erminal鈥 from Application鈥擴tilities.
  • Type in 鈥榙efaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES鈥. This would make the Mac view hidden folders.
  • Reset the 鈥楩inder鈥 in order to ensure that the new settings are enforced.
  • Find your iPod folder and then go to iPod_Control folder.
  • Now click on 鈥楳usic鈥. You will find folders from F00 onwards.
  • Copy the folders to your desktop and then open iTunes to sync the folders with it.
  • Once you are done, open the Terminal again and type in 鈥榙efaults write聽com.apple.Finder聽AppleShowAllFiles NO鈥 in order to once again hide the hidden folders.