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Topic: Ipod erased most music, all videos. HELP!

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:04 AM
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Ipod erased most music, all videos. HELP!

Ok, odd question. I have a second generation ipod, but this is very important I believe - the computer supporting this ipod has "died," SO, I have not been able to update - anything. I have downloaded songs and apps, but that's about it. All has been fine for 1-2 years this way.

An attempt to fix the computer failed. I got a new computer, but was unable to take all my current info on this ipod, and transfer it to a new computer, as it wanted to delete everything.

Ok, no problem. I just kept my ipod as is, even though I knew this was risky.

I was downloading a few songs tonight. I have had no problem w/ this for about a year since my computer died. The ipod (remember, I was NOT connected to a computer in any way, and cannot update my version) suddenly said "updating library." After this, I noticed I had lost about 90% of my music! I had about 1100 purchased songs. Now itunes (via my ipod) says 143 downloaded songs. And ALL of my videos are gone.

You have got to be kidding me! No apple store is open now... so I thought I'd try the forums. I wasn't updating anything (and can't without a computer) so what in the **** happened?

If anyone has ANY advice to help me get all that info back, I'd appreciate it!! I did try to reset it, didn't do a bit of good.

Weird that it deleted most songs, but not all. No apps or anything else is gone - just most of music, all videos.

Are those songs still somewhere in my ipod?! Does itunes have a list of the songs I did download, so I can at least have a list of what I lost, or am I out of luck because I'm not attached/backed up w/ a computer? Would a list of my purchases give me all that info? I don't know how to get it, since it would date back a year or two. I suppose getting a list of purchased songs would be better than nothing.

Thanks for any help!!! I'm desperate!
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Your problem is actually quite common if you go through and read the forums. Those songs are actually on your iPod but something has become corrupted (database, bad section on the flash storage, etc.) and they are lost. Recovery software won't be able to do anything for you. However, you can re-download purchased songs, movies, TV shows, apps, eBooks, audiobooks, and music videos from the iTunes Store free of charge. Open up iTunes, click on the iTunes Store icon, click on the link to the right called Purchased, and iTunes will show you all of your previously purchased content. Songs that you didn't download from the iTunes Store are lost forever.



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