I really have no idea what happened. I was downloading music, and it worked fine yesterday but today when I disconnected my ipod i saw that my songs and videos were gone. I saw a video on youtube that told me to go to the hidden Ipod_Control folder but no songs appear in my music folder, all those “F00″, “F01″ folders are empty. But, when I used the demo version of an “ipod file recovery” software (paretologic data recovery) it located all of my songs and it listed the deleted songs and videos (and other things) as being located in the Ipod_Control folder. But there’s nothing in there! Not when I look. But the software says that it’s there but it’s not… I just don’t know.
I was playing songs on windows media player at the time, with the itunes window up and ipod plugged in. i think the songs on windows media player were somehow copied over to the itunes program, seeing as how after I unplugged my ipod and checked my itunes, the songs from the windows media player folder were in the itunes “music” tab rather than the songs that were previously on there. and also, i don’t know if this matters but for some reason my pictures were still there.
i do think it was somehow windows media’s fault, i had music and video files in the folder but no pictures, the music and videos replaced the ones in itunes but the pictures were left alone because there were none [in windows media] to replace it.
oh yeah, i had it on manually manage music and disable automatic syncing so those can’t be the problems.
basically, can anyone tell me how to get the songs to show in the ipod control folder(s), or does anyone know a free ipod data recovery software, or any other methods of getting back lost ipod files.
I’m really sorry about that but idk what is going on
by: War machine
on: 8th July 09