Recover MOV Video from iPod Classic

IPods Classic is handy electronic devices, which are most commonly used to store audio and MOV video files. Along with hard disk, iPods have a memory cache to store and play the MOV video files. An iPod disk saves the songs, videos and other digital files just like a computer's hard drive does. An iPod memory cache can hold up to 60 minutes of MOV video files at one time. When iPod memory cache becomes full, it gets turned off. Most of iPod users come across such annoying situations not once but many times. In some other instances, your iPod Classic disk may get corrupt, resulting again in MOV file loss circumstances. Accidents can strike anytime, therefore it is very essential for you to be aware of the appropriate recovery process. Going through the grind again and recovering files seem like a herculean task as it eats up a lot of time and efforts. IPod recovery software available can recover the deleted or lost iPod files in a less time consuming fashion.

Common scenarios leading to deletion of MOV video files from iPod are as follows:

  • Unintentional deletion of MOV files: Human beings are prone to make mistakes. You might accidentally delete some MOV video files from your iPod Classic.
  • File System Corruption: File system is used for managing and manipulating files in an organized manner in the iPod. Sometimes a file system on your iPod gets corrupted due to some unknown errors and you might see some error messages, which does not allow you to access the media files from iPod.
  • Accidentally restore files: Sometime, instead of updating your data if you accidentally restore the files in iPod then this may lead to data loss. Update operation will not erase the data, only it updates the application, which controls your iPod whereas restore operation deletes complete files present on iPods leading to huge data loss.
  • External Threats: Software viruses such as Trojans, malware, spyware, adware etc. are the most widespread cause of data loss which can take place on your iPod. This may lead to video file loss.

To avoid these problems you should maintain a proper backup because, after data loss you can easily restore the files from the backup folder. If you have not maintained backup of your MOV video files then you can use recovery tool to restore lost or deleted files from your iPod Classic. To avoid permanent data loss, do not save any new files, because saving any new files over iPod may overwrite the data which lead to permanent data loss. You can even restore formatted iPod data using this tool.

For extracting your iPod content safely, you must only trust  iPod Recovery Software. This tool is available in both Windows and Mac versions. This software assists you in recovering lost or deleted music files, videos, audiobooks, photos, podcasts etc from both iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle. By using this software you can easily restore deleted videos from iPod. This read-only iPod recovery utility recovers all audio (MIDI, AIFF, M4A), video (AVI, MOV, ASF) and photo (JPEG, TIFF, BMP,) formats. This application can support up to 300 different file types. FAT and NTFS are the file systems, which are supported by this software. After recovery, you can save recovered data on any Windows accessible drive or on CD's or DVD's. Recovery if needed to be done on Windows OS then make use of iPod Recovery software for Windows.

Follow the steps to recover MOV video files from iPod Classic:

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

Recover MOV Videos from iPod Classic- main screen

Figure 1: Main Window

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 Lost Photos" option from the screen appearing in figure 2 to recover MOV video files from iPod and proceed.


Recover MOV Videos from iPod Classic- Screen displaying recover lost photos or recover deleted photos

Figure 2: Select Recover Lost Photos

Step 3: Now the screen displays the disk icons. Select the drive from which you want to restore lost MOV video 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.

Recover MOV Videos from iPod Classic- Select iPod screen

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 MOV Videos from iPod Classic- File type selection window

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 MOV Videos from iPod Classic- Data view / File type view windows

Figure 5: View Recovered Files


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