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sting2kx 12-29-2005 05:32 AM

iPod Erased All My Music
 
When i connected my iPod to my PC like many times i did before, it just like re-registered my ipod and deleted all my music and auto-synced it. is there anyway to get my music back? :(

Kristiano 12-29-2005 06:05 AM

First of all, the iPod did not delete your music. You deleted it yourself when you set to auto-sync.

And the answer is no. Your music is gone.

Quillz 12-29-2005 06:24 AM

For future reference, be sure to back up your music to a second hard drive, DVD, or something similar.

dani2xll 12-29-2005 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Kristiano
First of all, the iPod did not delete your music. You deleted it yourself when you set to auto-sync.

And the answer is no. Your music is gone.

What do u mean that the poster deleted it themself? Is there a way to set your ipod so that it syncs only one way from pc to ipod and not have any changes made on the ipod cause changes to affect yr pc?

DJ LUCiTE 12-29-2005 08:03 AM

You can't make any changes besides rating the songs and making on-the-go playlists on the iPod itself anyway.

sting2kx 12-29-2005 08:14 AM

well wtf is the PC doing re-registering my iPod again

Kristiano 12-29-2005 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by dani2xll
What do u mean that the poster deleted it themself? Is there a way to set your ipod so that it syncs only one way from pc to ipod and not have any changes made on the ipod cause changes to affect yr pc?
Set to manual?!1

Jesse Hollington 12-29-2005 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by sting2kx
well wtf is the PC doing re-registering my iPod again
Well, I can only assume that your iTunes library must have been deleted or corrupted, or you were logged onto your computer as a different user.

The iPod associates with a specific iTunes library, and in automatic sync mode will replicate whatever is in that library. Hence, if you have a blank library, it will erase the content of your iPod. If you're starting a new empty library, it will see your iPod as not belonging to that library.

However, if your iPod had previously been associated with a different library, you shouldn't have gotten a re-registration, but rather a warning that your iPod was associated with another library and been asked whether you wanted to change it to be linked/associated to the current new library.

sting2kx 12-29-2005 05:09 PM

:( no more music!!! man this sucks.

ipodphoto30 12-29-2005 05:27 PM

wait did it delete the music off your pc or ipod. i'm not too sure what to tell you here. except make sure you have a good computer.

sting2kx 12-29-2005 06:02 PM

crap lol i realized that i didnt delete my music off my computer lol. :D i can just put it back on there. but some videos i had are actually gone and nowhere on my computer. :) thanks everyone for trying to help.

donaldwardson 08-11-2010 03:27 PM

Ipod Sync erased half my songs....!
 
I have a similar issue, My new Ipod just synced, i chose manual download and half of my songs (everything under musicians that start with 'F') is gone. Im sure theres no way to get em back ..but WTF?

W/O being nasty....can someone please tell me what I did wrong to avoid future errors.

And I do have two different accounts, im assuming being logged in to the old one, which it did automatically for some reason, has something to do with it?

But why all songs after 'F' seems very odd to me.

alarm 08-15-2010 11:29 PM

dude i did that 3 times before i realized that it was on auto sync i fell yah

jdavidgreen 09-11-2010 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sting2kx (Post 804136)
When i connected my iPod to my PC like many times i did before, it just like re-registered my ipod and deleted all my music and auto-synced it. is there anyway to get my music back? :(

this is great fodder for a class action lawsuit. apple cannot erase music it doesn\'t own and that was legally purchased and copied to a hard-drive. but that is what is happening. I had stored hundreds of my cds and ipod erased them. i back up my hard entire c drive daily and keep a seven day running total but didn\'t catch the music problem in time to salvage my music.

apple makes wonderful products and has full rights to prohibit pirating but that zeal should not infringe upon lawful users.

Jesse Hollington 09-11-2010 09:45 AM

While it\'s not at all uncommon for iTunes to erase the music on an iPod due to how automatic synchronization works, in most cases the user is prompted with a warning that their iPod is associated with another iTunes library and asked if they want to "Erase and Sync" with the new iTunes library. The only time music should ever be removed from an iPod without any notification is if it\'s been removed from your current library.

I have never seen a case of iTunes removing music from its own library except due to user error. In fact, iTunes tends to err on the side of caution when it comes to managing and moving content -- it wont\' even try to delete items that are outside of your iTunes Media folder, even if you remove them from your library, and when deleting tracks from within iTunes that are in your iTunes Media folder, you get a second prompt asking if you want to keep the actual file or move it to the trash, with "Keep File" as the default option.

If you\'re seeing content disappearing from iTunes there\'s very likely another reason -- a virus or some other application on your computer messing with your iTunes library database files or your iTunes Media folder. Even moving or renaming your media files once they\'ve been imported into iTunes can cause iTunes to lose track of them as it stores the full path to each file and doesn\'t have any way of updating this information if you move or reorganize the files from outside of iTunes.


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