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hard drive is failing on the iPod. can I extract my songs?

My hard drive is beginning to go on my iPod and has now failed to register into itunes or as a driver. I took it to the Apple store and they recommended I check this site as they can do nothing about it. This problem first occurred after my laptop over heated and the iPod reverted back to factory settings. Everytime I tried restoring the iPod the iPod would reboot when ejected. is there any way to retrieve the songs, of which i had close to 15000. I don't care if the iPod works again I just want to get the music I've been compiling for 10 years back. Please, help.

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The iPod isn't recognized by iTunes or my PC (windows). It began as being recognized as a removable disk and then stopped altogether. This iPod still boots though without any error messages.

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I've tried a number of data recovery programs as well (Stellar, etc.) and the iPod doesn't register with their software either, as if the iPod is not even connected.

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if you have a Mac, you can try using Senuti

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or iPodRip

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VirtualLab data recovery is good too if nothing else works.

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You could also try Floola. http://www.floola.com/home/ , which is a standalone application that does not need installation and run under Linux (any GTK2 distro), Mac OS X (10.4 or newer!) and Windows (98 or newer, including Windows 7).

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There's a program called CopyTrans which allows you to copy all the data from your iPod to another location. The free version allows you to only copy a few tunes at a time. The paid version allows you to extract everything at once.

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no need for programs simply open in a linux distro and then you can simply drag and drop onn yourdeskeop from almost any musi reproductio software suchas as rythmbox or amarok... there are live cd distros so then you can copy and paste on you windows or mac hard drive... only sonside ithat it copies the named with a funky code such as "FHED" or "ERND"... you get the idea...

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I've found a guide about "how to extract music from iPod". I hope it helps.

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try sharepod! it's free and I've used to mass extract a lot of songs from my dad's ipod to his new iphone

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oh no, I used an older version of sharepod which was free. The new versions are just trial version. I can upload the older version for you if you want? I think it should work for you since you just have an ipod classic.

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@Anne, nice answer to a 4 year old question:-)

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@oldturkey03 oh I thought it was a new question but it was probably bumped to the top by someone > u <

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@ Anne, That was good of you to respond to the question regardless of how long ago it was asked. Ditto for putting up the link. It just helped me out a lot....and that's another 1.5 years since you answered. Thanks again.

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