iPod Recovery after Format


iPod is a portable electronic device, which is most commonly used for storing and playing music. Along with music, iPod can also store video clips, photos and other textual information. iPod uses iTunes software to organize music and videos from computer, which support both Windows Operating system and Mac Operating system. When you connect your iPod to computer, it behaves like separate hard disk. In order to organize and manage photos, music and video on your iPod, you need to format it. When you format your iPod, it will erase the complete data and assign a new file system. File system stores the allocation information of each file in file allocation table and it also keeps the information about available locations to store new data.

If you want to use your iPod on both Mac and Windows OS then you need to format it. If you are using iPod in Mac Operating system then it will restore iPod with HFSX file system. If you want to use iPod in Windows OS, then you need to format it again in Windows, which will assign FAT32 file system by erasing all the contents of iPod. Windows OS cannot identify Mac-formatted iPods whereas Mac OS can identify Windows-formatted iPods. Sometimes, you may format your iPod to remove viruses or to overcome severe technical problems, which are not being solved by other methods. Before formatting an iPod, make sure that you have backup of essential data. Sometimes, you may accidentally format your iPod resulting in data loss. Therefore, if you have backup of your data then you can easily restore it back from the backup copy.

If you have not created backup of essential data then no need to worry, you can easily recover lost data from iPod using third party recovery tools until and unless, your data has not been overwritten. So, do not save or copy any new files over iPod to avoid permanent data loss. Because, saving any new files over iPod may overwrite the data resulting in permanent data loss beyond the recovery. Dont get afraid by thinking how to recover data fromn formatted iPod because you can easily perform iPod hard drive recovery with the aid of relaible and result oriented software named iPod Recovery software. It is applicable for both Windows and Mac OS respectively. These software’s use special algorithms to recover lost photos, audios, videos and RAW file formats from different models of iPod such as iPod Classic, iPod Mini, iPod Nano and iPod shuffle. The software can also recover data from frozen iPod on Windows and Mac.

To recover lost photos from iPod in Windows OS, you need to follow below steps provided below:

Step 1: Connect iPod to computer via USB cable

Step 2: Download and install free demo version of iPod recovery for Windows OS. The main window appears as shown in figure below

iPod Recovery after Format- iPod Recovery after format main screen

Step 3: Select Recover photos from the main screen then select either "Recover Lost Photos" or "Recover Deleted Photos" option to recover deleted photos from iPod as shown in figure below

iPod Recovery after Format- Screen displaying recover lost photos or recover deleted photos

Step 4: A list of detected drives can be displayed. Select drive from where photos need to be recovered then click "Next" button

iPod Recovery after Format- Select iPod screen

Step 5: Select specific file type or all the file types based on the files need to be recovered then click "Next" button

iPod Recovery after Format- File type selection window

Step 6: Software starts scanning the drive. Once the scanning is completed, you can use Preview option to view recovered data either in "Data View" or "File Type View" as shown in figure below

iPod Recovery after Format- Data view / File type view windows

Step 7: You can save the scanned data using Save Recovery Session option. After purchasing the software you can use Open Recovery Session and load scanned information and save the recovered data on and storgae medium like CD / DVD as shown in figure below

Save recovered data screen

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