Best Way to Recover Files from Frozen iPod

Media players are probably the most popular devices amongst youth today. Now-a-day they are not only used to store music and videos but also data and computer back-ups. An iPod is just one of the many portable media players used for this purpose. Since it is not always possible to carry a laptop everywhere, one often uses an iPod as a substitute to carry data or small documents etc. An iPod is after all a machine and has it's limits. There are numerous ways in which you might lose the data stored thereon. There are instances when your iPod gets freeze. For example, you're out for a jog in the morning and listening to your iPod as you run along. Suddenly your iPod freezes. Most of us know how to unfreeze the iPod (instructions are given in the manual). But on re-starting, you find all your music, videos, etc gone. Usually when files from an iPod gets erased, one needs to go through the whole long procedure of re-inputting the data, creating playlists again etc. In such a situation it would be wise to use iPod data recovery softwares.

iPods are just so right to keep handy whether its your pocket, gym bags, or even in your purse. As iPods are so compatible and portable, this doesnt mean that iPods are expensive. IPods are inexpensive comparatively to other handheld devices. IPod hard drive works like a computer hard drive so, when you accidentally delete a file from iPod , it deletes only index of that file and retains the content of that file on iPods hard drive. It marks that space as available to store new files. There are instances, where you can lose your data from your iPods in some ways/scenarios.

Some reasons for iPod freezing are mentioned below:

  • Resetting or removing the battery of the iPod to unfreeze it, causes it to loose data.
  • Sometimes, accidentally auto synchronizing data on different computers may lead to data loss. iPod auto synchronization generates same copy of iTunes library. So, if you delete an audio file from the iTunes library then it will also delete on iPod thus leading to file loss.
  • Transfering of data from your iPod to your PC's, laptops may cause to data loss, this takes place when your system contain viruses and if you connect your iPods to the system. The iPod might hang up or restart due to virus attack or it also can cause application failure.

To unfreeze an iPod one must follow the instructions given in the user manual. During the process of unfreezing the iPod, one usually ends up losing data. This happens mostly when you remove the battery or re-set the iPod. If you already have a backup you can simply re-store your data. However if you haven't got one, you can use an iPod recovery software to recover the lost contents of the iPod. The software simply runs on your computer while your iPod is connected to it and recovers all kinds of lost data files such as music, videos, pod casts etc. It saves you the trouble of having to again upload and manage all the data on your iPod.

iPod Recovery software is a simple, easy-to-use recovery tool that helps user to recover iPod files quickly and safely. This utility can easily restore audio files from damaged iPod lost due to iPod auto synchronization. The software is available for both Windows as well as Mac systems. This software can undelete files from iPod library even after accidentally restoring iPod and auto synchronization. This application helps you to undelete iPod Nano files lost due to usage of obsolete software and ejecting iPod while synchronizing files. The software helps to recover mp3 music files from iPod and also files of othe rformat including MIDI, M4A, M4P, AU, AVI, MOV, ASF, WMV, MP4, WMA, MPG, MPEG, GIF, WAV, etc. This software can also restore iPod Shuffle songs, Nano, Mini and iPod Classic.

Follow the steps given below to recover files from frozen iPod:

Step 1: Download the demo version for iPod File recovery software and install it. When it get installed on your system click on the icon for start up. Choose "Recover Photos" option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1 and proceed.

Recover Data from Frozen iPod on Windows-  main screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: When you select "Recover Photos" option from main screen, the next window that appears gives you two option i.e "Recover deleted photos" or "Recover lost photos". Select "Recover deleted Photos" option rom the screen appearing in figure 2 and proceed.

Recover Data from Frozen iPod on Windows- Recover Deleted Photos / Recover Lost photos option

Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos

Step 3: Now the screen displays the disk icons. Select the drive from which you want to restore deleted files and then click the "Next" button for further process as shown in figure 3, which will apperently take you to the next step towards your iPod recovery.

Select iPod

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4:The next step is to select the file types which you want to recover and click on "Next" as shown in Figure 4. As soon as you click on "Next" scanning process starts.

Recover Data from Frozen iPod on Windows- File type selection Screen

Figure 4: Select the File Type

Step 5: Once the scanning process is completed the software displays the recovered files as shown in figure 5. They can be viewed in two different types as "Data View" or "File Type View". You can even save the recovered files using "Save Recovery Session" option for further use.

Recover Data from Frozen iPod on Windows- Data view / File type view windows

Figure 5: View Recovered Files

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