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Lost files on external drive but data is there , but no icons

My ipod 60gb.....
i had data stored there for a very long time untill the drive got a virus ..
so i scand it and alll the folders that where inside are missing ... but the data is alll there because i can see it in the drive capacity but no icons to get to it , what can i do i,ve even tryd to do data recver but it dnt help
and i really need that data help wat can i do?

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  • Sean Cole
    Sean Cole May 11, 2010

    When you say data do you mean Music or General Files? How did you put the files there, from the desktop or through iTunes? Are you using a Mac or PC

    Cheers
    Sean
    PiDigital


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Try scandisk to scan the drive. It is usually a file system problem when you can not see all the folders and files, or you can see some but can not access it.

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iPod Symbol Meanings
The Apple iPod personal media player uses a set of symbols to communicate what's happening to the device: when it needs to be recharged or when it's experiencing problems.
Sometimes it's not obvious what these symbols mean; problems with your iPod may cause conflicting or confusing icons to be displayed.
Folder with an Exclamation Point

This suggests that your iPod can't read data stored on it.
Your iPod may simply not have enough charge in its battery to read its hard drive.
If recharging it doesn't help, you can try connecting it to your computer, then updating it with the latest version of the iPod's software.
If none of this works, you may have a dead hard drive; your iPod will need to be repaired.
Battery with an Exclamation Point
A battery with an exclamation point usually just means that your iPod needs to recharge.
Once the battery has charged up again, everything should be fine.
You can charge an iPod through a FireWire connection to a computer, but not if the computer is in sleep mode or switched off.
Third-generation iPods cannot be charged via USB 2; later iPod models can, however.
If you are having problems charging your iPod, try switching cables.
You can also try resetting the iPod by pressing Play and Select together (Menu and Play on earlier models).
If none of these methods help, your battery may need to be replaced.
Empty Battery
If the battery icon shows an empty battery, this means that your iPod is almost out of charge and needs to power up.
If you know that the iPod has been charging for a while, and the battery icon is still empty, you may need to update its software.
Older software can lead to a confused battery readout.
Wall Plug with Power Adapter
This means that your iPod needs to be plugged into an electricity supply while it updates its firmware.
You won't be able to do anything else with it until you do this.
Frowning IPod Icon with an Exclamation Point
A picture of an iPod with a sad face and x-ed out eyes plus an exclamation point indicates a very serious problem with the device.
In some cases, draining the battery completely then recharging and resetting the iPod can offer a short term solution, buying you enough time to back up your iPod's data.
The underlying problem will remain and is likely to get worse until your iPod is repaired.
Apple Logo
A brief appearance by the Apple logo when the iPod is reset or switched on is normal and nothing to worry about.
If the logo does not go away and the iPod doesn't boot up, there is a problem.
You can often resolve this by putting the ipod in Disk Mode and then restoring or updating its software; note that you will lose all data stored on the iPod if you do this.
If this doesn't work, your iPod needs specialist attention.
Do Not Disconnect
It is not safe to unplug your iPod when you see this icon. Wait till it goes away, then you can safely disconnect your iPod.
Spinning Disk Icons
The spinning disk and magnifying glass icon means that the iPod is performing a disk scan.
If you don't want to perform a scan right now you can re-set the iPod; you'll see a disk with a cross when you stop the scan.
If you would rather let the scan complete, you should connect the iPod to a power source as scanning drains the battery.
If the scan finds issues but can fix them, you'll see a disk plus an arrow.
If everything is alright, you'll see a disk plus a checkmark.
If there is a problem that the scan disk function could not fix, you'll see a disk plus an exclamation point.
Ipod shows RED X
http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1463

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Restore iPod from Disk Mode

Jul 26, 2013 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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How do I defragment an iPod


<p>Unlike some personal music players, the iPod stores your music on a hard drive, as well as your computer. This allows the iPod to store lots of music, but also means it is vulnerable to many of the same problems as other drives, including jumping and data fragmentation. Skipping is difficult to avoid, but you can fight against the fragmentation of data with the Windows Disk Defragmenter, the same tool you use your hard drive clean. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Connect your iPod to your PC using the USB or Firewire, or placing it in its docking station. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Expect that Windows recognizes the iPod. It only takes a few seconds, but you must wait until the possibility of the iPod disk utilities menu. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Open "My Computer", clicking the shortcut on the Start menu or desktop. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Locate the iPod in the list of active drives in My Computer. Once you've found, right-click the icon and choose "Properties" menu of options. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Changing from the "General" tab to the "Tools" menu in the Properties panel. <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Click the "Defragment Now" and follow the instructions to connect your iPod to your hard disk to defragment. <br />

on Aug 09, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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How to reset a frozen ipod click wheel and touch


To reset any frozen iPod with a click wheel, you will first want to ensure that the hold button is not on or stuck by sliding it to the on position and then off again.
Next you will need to simultaneously press and hold both the menu and center buttons for at least six seconds but until the apple icon appears on the screen.
If this does not resolve the issue, the next best resolution is to plug the iPod into a wall charger and let it charge for several hours or until fully charged.
Then repeat the reset process.

To reset an iPod touch, you will need to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least six seconds or until the Apple icon appears.
As will the iPod click wheel models, if the first attempt does not work I would suggest charging the unit for several hours or until fully charged. After words, repeat the reset process.
If a reset does not resolve the issue, the next trouble shooting step would be to restore the iPod using the latest version of iTunes.
To restore an iPod touch, open iTunes on your computer and connect iPod touch to your computer with the provided USB cable. After a moment or two you will notice that in the left column under Devices, you will be able to see an iPod icon; click on your iPod touch, then click on Restore in the Summary tab. Follow any on screen instructions and do not remove the iPod until after it is completely restored.
To restore an iPod click wheel, open iTunes on your computer and connect iPod touch to your computer with the provided USB cable. After a moment or two you will notice that in the left column under Devices, you will see an iPod icon; click on your iPod. In the resulting page you will see a button that says restore. Click that and follow any and all on screen instruction ensuring that you do not disconnect your iPod until it is completely restored.
WARNING: If you do not have a back up of your data on the iPod you will have to re-gather it. I always recommend making a back up of your iPods content before an issue arises to ensure that there will be no lost data.

on Dec 29, 2009 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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I have apple 60gb ipod, ipod is not to open it is an locked , now the open its locked


Hi jatinpate169...

If you have forgotten the code, you can unlock the IPod by doing the following:
Connect your IPod to the primary computer you use it with (the first one IPod synced with), and open iTunes.
When you disconnect iPod from the computer, it will no longer be locked.
If you can't unlock IPod using either [the code or connecting it to the computer you use to manage its songs]. . . you can restore your iPod to factory settings using iPod Updater. Please note that this will erase all data on your iPod.
Afterwards, you can add your music and data back to your iPod.
If you want to change the primary computer that your IPod is associated with, do this:
1. Restore your iPod. WARNING: The restore process cannot be undone.
All of your songs and files will be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data.
2. Connect your iPod to the computer that you want to be the primary computer.
3. Open iTunes and synchronize.
If you can't unlock your iPod and you don't have access to the primary computer, your only option is to restore the IPod, which will erase all music and data."
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How does the older version ipod shuffle work


Use iPod shuffle to:
- Load songs for listening on the go
- Listen to podcasts, downloadable radio-style shows delivered over the Internet
- Listen to audiobooks purchased from the iTunes Store or audible.com
- Store or back up files and other data, using iPod shuffle as an external disk

Install iTunes in your Lap.. the connect the iPod to the computer using the doc and add the songs to the Music Library then to the iPod

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Recover deleted music from apple ipod nano blue 8gb


There are several advanced and user-friendly application available for iPod data recovery. Kernel Recovery for iPod tool is one of the effective program, By using this application, you can quick recover deleted or lost files or folder from iPod. Get more details about this software visit http://www.ipodfilerecovery.com/

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You need to attach it to your computer to unlock it. Your local computer store might sell Ipod USB cables.

Connect the iPod and go to 'my computer';
-open the iPod by right clicking on the iPod icon;
-on the toolbar menu click on 'Tools'
-select folder options>view>& check the box that says "show hidden files & folders"
-then click 'ok'

You will see a ghost folder called 'iPod control'. Open this folder to access the other folders & files contained within it.
Delete the file called "Itunes_lock"

Jun 25, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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IPod connection bugs


plug ipod into each usb slot until your computer recognizes this device somtimes this is the solution

Nov 16, 2007 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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MP3 Player plays only 25 songs, capacity 1GB (861 MB)


Seems like a big problems you got there...

I reccomened re-formatting your drive to fat32 (for windows users) and giving it a second try.

I had the saem trouble a while back with my iPod Video 60gb and noticed that it was storing huge amounts of data that wasnt meant to be there. After the reformat it all worked again.

You also sure its not a full drive? because my Q-Be used to say "file error" on a full drive (vista bug)

---Give reformatting a go though.

Nov 03, 2007 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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