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Ipod music is gone, but still says it has stuff on it

I unplugged my 30gb ipod video from my computer one day and went to music to play some songs and there was nothing there. Everything is blank (video, songs, etc.). Even though nothing shows up when I go to music or video, when I go into settings, next to capacity or whatever it says there's 27gb taken up with 3gb available.

I would just restore my ipod outright and plug it back into my computer and retransfer all the files to my ipod, but I don't have ANYTHING saved on my computer that is on my ipod, because I needed to save hard drive space.

I recently used a file recovery program to try and recognize the music on my ipod. It worked and recognized almost all of my files. So I was thinking I could:
- transfer this music from the file recovery program to an external hard drive
-restore my ipod to factory settings
-drag all the music from the external hard drive and put it back onto my ipod, and hopefully itunes would recognize it again

Does anyone else have any other suggestions to fix this problem?

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If you do this through itunes, it should be okay. The trouble is everytime you want to update your ipod, you will need to connect it with itunes and itunes will need to have your existing library that you created for you ipod to perform a quick and troublefree update.

If you are going to get an external harddrive you will need to re-direct where itunes is saving your music and video files. Because itunes will be using your internal harddrive for the system files (that is where windows is), it will automatically save the music to your internal drive. I suggest reloding an updated version of itunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/ here and when asked where to install it, redirect it from C:programfiles.......to your external harddrive. This way the itunes music folder will be on your external harddrive.

Hope this helps

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