Restore Audio Files from Corrupt iPod

In this modern and fast moving world, one may not find comforts of entertainment at their disposal. Thus an iPod serves as one the best electronic audio and video player device and has become one of the most efficient gadget in our life. iPod corruption is a general phenomenon which can take place anytime. The reason for iPod corruption can range from presence of corrupt audio files or due to improper ejection of the iPod from the system. Corrupted iPod exhibits a strange behavior like whilst freezing at regular intervals, hence the corruption issue can be easily addressed and leads to loss of files from iPod. So to recover audio files from corrupted iPod you need to make use of reliable iPod recovery software.

Imagine a situation wherein you connect your iPod to your system in to add new audio files to the existing playlist. When to drag new audio files onto  your iPod, you get a message to restart your system. When you restart your computer and connect iPod, you find an error message displayed on the screen of your computer stating,

“iTunes has detected an iPod that appears to be corrupted. You may need to restore this iPod before it can be used with iTunes. You may also try disconnecting and reconnecting the iPod”

The main reason behind this error message is due to iPod file system corruption which occurs due to improper handling of iPod and using the iPod with different system, which damages hard disk clusters of an iPod.

Common scenarios leading to iPod corruption and file loss are as follows:

  • Ejection of iPod not performed properly
  • Third party application used in the system when iPod is connected
  • iPod auto synchronization
  • iPod File System Corruption, i.e “iTunes.exe-corrupt file”
  • External Threats like virus or Malware Attack
  • Improper handling of iPod

To avoid these file loss scenarios you should disable the auto synchronization settings and maintain a proper backup because, when you face data loss you can easily restore the your  favorite audio file tracks from the backup folder. If you have not maintained appropriate backup of your music files then you can use third party recovery tool to restore erased audio files from your iPod. To avoid permanent file loss, do not save any new files on your iPod, because saving any new files on iPod may overwrite the data which lead to permanent data loss.

iPod file recovery software helps you to recover deleted or lost music files from corrupted iPods. This tool can restore deleted or lost RAW photos, audio tracks and video files from iPods. Connect iPod as a secondary drive to your system where this software is installed. This software supports all models of iPods like the iPod Classic Mini, iPod Shuffle and helps you to recover iPod Nano files lost due to usage of obsolete software and ejecting iPod while synchronizing files. The software can recover  various types of file format including MIDI, M4A, MP4, AU, AVI, MOV, ASF, WMV, MP4, WMA, MP3, MPG, MPEG, GIF, WAV, etc. In trial version of this software, you can see the list of recovered files. This is an easy to use recovery tool, even novice users can use this software to recover deleted or lost files from iPod.

Follow the steps given below to recover music files from corrupted 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 Songs from Corrupted iPod-  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 lost Photos" option from the screen appearing in figure 2 and proceed to restore songs from corrupted iPod.

Recover Songs from Corrupted iPod- Recover Deleted Photos / Recover Lost photos option

Figure 2: Select Recover Lost 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.


Recover Songs from Corrupted iPod- 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 Songs from Corrupted iPod- 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 Type View" or "File Type View". You can even save the recovered files using "Save Recovery Session" option for further use.


Recover Songs from Corrupted iPod- Data view / File type view windows

Figure 5: View Recovered Files

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