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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Re: Ipod music is gone, but still says it has stuff on it
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.
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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: iDump
there are 2 ways to put content on your ipod. one is making playlists and syncing your ipod..you go to file on the top and create playlist. add songs to the playlist and sync the play list.
another way is to open you itunes with the ipod connected and on the left side you will see 3 sections in the light blue shaded area. the middle section represents you ipod and it's contants, click on music and the music folder will open in a large white window to the right of the blue shaded area. maximize your music folder on your computer so it is in front of itunes. drag and drop songs into the first column of the large white area. drag the song and hold it over the white area, when the border of the white area turns blue drop the song and it wil load onto your ipod. you can do multiple songs by hgilighting the first song pressing the shift key on your keyboard and highlight the last song in the set. left click and hold, drag and drop in the first column of the white area. make sure to watch for thr border to turn blue then drop the songs.
To me, it sounds like maybe you have the ipod plugged into your computer, you have itunes open and instead of clicking on the MUSIC portion of itunes, you are in the actual ipod's portion that comes up when you plug the ipod in.
To make this process easier, you should try unplugging your ipod and deleting the songs you don't want from your itunes without your ipod plugged in. Once you have deleted the songs you don't want, try plugging your ipod in. You can't delete songs directly off your ipod.
Hope this helps! If not, you might want to consider calling apple.
That is most likely because they are not in the right format for the ipod to play. For the songs, right click on them and click on convert to mp3. Then transfer the mp3 song on there and it should work then. For the videos, you will have to download a free converter for them and let them be converted that way. It should work normally after that.
I have had the same problem on my sisters ipod. Unfortunately I could not fix it. You can take it down to the apple store and have their genius bar look at it, even though most of the time I know more about ipods than they do they will at least be aware the problem exists. I pulled the hard drive out and put it into another iPod to test it. The hard drive is fine. My best guess is that a transistor or something on the circuit board went bad and is not allowing for that function. What I did was sold it on eBay as broken for $86 bucks. I then went to apple.com/store and scrolled to the bottom left of the page and they sell refurbished ipods that appear new with the same warrenty as a new one. We bought my sister a 80GB classic for $179 minus the $86 we got from the broken one. It was nice to have the new one for less than a $100 total. It's either that or find someone that knows how to replace the circuit board which costs around $70 bucks used. Good luck.
i too had the same prob... try convertin those songs tat are not copied to ur ipod... try convertin them to wav or ipod to play in ur ipod,,, try manually syncin these songs,..it also happens if the audio is in a very bad quality..
If the data on the iPod wasn't corrupted\deleted by the virus, you can use a program such as poddox to transfer the songs you have on there. If it has been deleted or otherwise corrupted, you can try using an undeletion program such as FreeUndelete but the chances that you get the music off the iPod are slim. Don't you have the music saved on your PC?
It seems your ipod can't read the music your input, first, try to convert the music with audio ripper, don't forget to convert it to ipod format and drag to ipod throught itunes; after convert, if your ipod still can't read the songs, you can reinstall the itunes software.