How To Recover Music From iPod On Windows/Mac

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iPod is one of Apple’s 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’s utility simply can’t 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’t know how to recover deleted photos from iPod. However, there is no need to lose hope in such cases as it’s 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’s 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 ‘Start’ button and then click on ‘My Computer’.
  • Click on ‘Organize’ and select ‘Layout’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Check on ‘Menu Bar’ from the list next.
  • Now click on ‘Tools’ and then select ‘Folder Options’.
  • Now check on ‘Show hidden files’.
  • Double click on your iPod being shown in ‘My computer’.
  • Go to ‘Music’ 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 ‘Show Hidden files’.

2 Recovering Music from iPod on Mac

  • Launch ‘Terminal’ from Application—Utilities.
  • Type in ‘defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES’. This would make the Mac view hidden folders.
  • Reset the ‘Finder’ in order to ensure that the new settings are enforced.
  • Find your iPod folder and then go to iPod_Control folder.
  • Now click on ‘Music’. 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 ‘defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO’ in order to once again hide the hidden folders.

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