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Is there any way to recover corrupted data from an iPod?

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  1. Daskill

    Daskill Thread Starter

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    Okay, here's the deal, my iPod was plugged into my computer, my computer decided to have a laugh and crash on me. It restarted itself and while the computer was starting up, the "Do Not Connect" message disappeared from my iPod and the regular menu appeared, and (perhaps stupidly) I disconnected my iPod from the computer.

    Now when I turn on the iPod, I cannot access any of my songs or anything, it is as if the iPod is blank, however there has been no change in hard disk space, so it's all still there in some form, however I can no longer access the iPod through iTunes.

    When I plug it in, Windows asks me if I want to scan and fix it, when I click ok, it goes through a long process of checking and then freezes when the progress bar is nearly at the end.

    I all hope lost? What should I do?
     
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  3. Elvandil

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    Look in Disk Management and see what it says about the drive. What format is it in?

    Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

    Do you need to recover the files, or do you have copies?

    If all else fails, you can remove the partition(s) from the drive, create a new one, and reformat it with Free Paragon Hard Drive Manager 8.0 Special Edition.
     
  4. Daskill

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    When I right click the iPod icon, the Computer window freezes.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Then don't right-click the icon. Look in Disk Management.
     
  6. Daskill

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    About the iPod it says:

    Layout - Simple
    Type - Basic
    File System - FAT 32
    Status - Healthy (Primary Partition)
     
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    A freeware program called YamiPod helped me to recover all of the music files from my daughter's crashed iPod a few years ago.
     
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    OK. Then if you don't need the data on it, try removing the partition, creating a new one, and formatting it FAT32.

    If you can't remove the partition, try just formatting. If that doesn't work, try the Paragon tool.
     
  9. Daskill

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    I haven't really got any problems when it comes to wiping it, i just want to recover my data.
     
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