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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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I will try and make this as short as possible and hope you understand what I am asking. I just got an Ipod Classic last month and signed up with Itunes and then downloaded about 1300 songs from my cd...


You can't "backwards sync" (put music from your iPod back onto your computer) through iTunes. When you went to sync after you got your fixed computer back, I'm assuming iTunes tried to copy what was in iTunes (nothing) to your iPod, which probably is what caused these problems.

Assuming you still have the music on your iPod, I would recommend transferring the music from your iPod back to your computer (to a folder other than iTunes), restoring your iPod to factory settings, then moving all of the music files into iTunes and re-syncing your iPod.

There are two programs that are available to transfer songs from your iPod back onto your computer. The first is iDump and the second is YamiPod. I have found that iDump is the better of the two.
The link for iDump is:
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Have you ever wanted to grab one of your favorite songs off your iPod and put it back on your Hard drive? Or have you had your hard drive crash and are suddenly left with no music and videos but only the stuff that remains on your iPod? Well then I'm sure you're trying to figure out "how to transfer music from iPod to Computer" and since I have discovered a very easy way to do so without involving any technicalities, I feel obliged to let you know how you can get all of your songs and movies off your iPod back onto your computer again in no time.<br /> Transferring music from your iPod back onto the computer is no simple task and there is a reason why you cannot use the iTunes software to perform this task. It is because Apple has placed strict restrictions on transferring songs between iPods and computers, and they have done so in order to reduce piracy and prevent people from sharing copyrighted songs and videos. They probably just want to make more money off you by making you buy the stuff from their iTunes store again.<br /> To complete this, next we will share an software on how to transfer ipod music to computer by following step to step guide:<br /> Step 1: Download <a href="http://www.ipod-to-mac.com/guides/transfer-music-from-ipod-to-computer.html">transfer music from ipod to computer</a> software on you computer and run it.<br /> At this time, sync you ipod with computer.<br /> Step 2: Then you come into the main menu, click the "add" button to select the music file you want to export from your ipod.<br /> Note: This iPod Transfer can also help you backup media files like music, movies, playlist, from iPod to computer. For more important this software can be used on your iphone if you want to transfer iphone files to computer.<br /> Step 3: Click "Export to local" button to start exporting your ipod music files.<br /> Step 4: After you finish the exporting, select a local folder and click the "Save" button to export the files from iPod to your computer local folder.<br /> Now, you can enjoy you ipod music on your computer.<br /> More related guides:<br /> <a href="http://www.ipod-to-mac.com/guides/transfer-songs-from-ipod-to-mac.html">How to Transfer Songs from iPod to Mac</a>?<br /> <a href="http://www.ipod-to-mac.com/guides/transfer-music-from-ipod-to-ipod.html">How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPod</a>?<br />

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iPod is sensational and music lovers keep their iPod just like a very precious asset. It really takes a lot of time to go through your favorite music and transfer selected music to your iPod. It takes lots of time, money and knowledge to transfer songs to your iPod.
You love your music collection and you certainly don't want to lose it accidentally. There are many instances when you may end up erasing your content from iPod. Many of my friends ask me how they can recover songs from the iPod which they accidentally erased and I ask them If they have backup and the answer is no. So it is not possible to restore music to iPod without having a backup.
By using a software, you can backup your music, videos, photos and other stuff to your computer. You can create new play lists, edit existing play lists, delete songs, transfer new songs and do lots of other things. These software work with all the old and latest models of iPod, iPhone and makes transferring files easy.
Now you can backup your music on Mac easy following the below steps
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Step 3: Select a local folder and click the "Save" button to transfer the music from iPod to Mac local folder:
If you fail to find the most appropriate output folder from the "Profile" list for your songs, you can customize a profile to put your songs.
OK , through by this easy steps you can find out your ipod music on Mac now! if you want to transfer your iphone music to computer you can use iphone to computer software to backup easy.

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