Recover Files from iPod on Mac OS X

The Apple iPod is a multimedia file storage device which is used not only to store music files but also it stores video and photo files. An iPod can be used as a music player, photo viewer or video player. This is the handiest multimedia device which enables the user to entertain them whenever and wherever they want to. You can easily bring back any media file from your iPod on Mac or Windows at any point of time with utmost ease. The existence of iPod had taken over the popularity of Walkman due to which the level of popularity for Walkman among the people has come down drastically. The iPod comes in a variety of models ranging from the small sized iPod Shuffle, to the recently launched iPod Touch which has an interactive touch screen option. The sleek design is the USP due to which more number of people is getting attracted towards it.

The most prominent advantage of iPod is that it has customized software to run all types of media files and due to this advantage, iPod is completely different from other multimedia devices. Besides this, it doesn’t use memory card to store media files or to transfer media files to your Macintosh system. An iPod uses customized software called iTunes in order to interact with your computer having Mac OS X for transferring any media files. The iTunes are used for multipurpose because it not only acts as an interface between your system and the iPod, but it also helps you to download or buy your favorite music from online music store. The interaction between the iPod and the iTunes software takes place by means of syncing. Generally when you transfer any file or upgrade your iPod, at that point of time the iPod syncs with the iTunes software to make data transfer possible successfully. Like all other multimedia devices, iPod too is prone to data loss due to various reasons similar to the ones that affect other storage media.

The most important reasons responsible for data loss from iPod are mentioned below:

Accidental deletion of media files: Media files may get deleted from your iPod when you accidentally pressed “Delete All” button. Moreover, your important media files may get deleted along with your unwanted files from your Mac OS when you press combination of Command + Delete button. This combination of buttons will delete your important files for permanently from your Macintosh hard drive because it will not get move to Trash after getting deleted. Once the file gets deleted for permanently then you cannot recover it back manually. You need to use reliable media file recovery software that supports recovery of files from iPod and also from Mac OS X

Improper execution of copying process: You may lose your important media files if the copying process has not been executed properly. Interruption during the copying process is the major reason for improper file transfer. The major interrupting factors for improper execution of copying process are abrupt system shut down, iPod getting switched off due to low battery, virus attack, synchronization error, etc. As you know that iPod uses iTunes to interact with your system, therefore if your iTunes software stops responding in between the copying process due to any reason can also be the reason for improper execution of copying process. With the help of this software you can easily reclaim files from iPod in just few simple mouse clicks.

Accidentally formatting iPod on the Mac machine: Chances of file deletion is more if you accidentally format your iPod on Mac machine. Mac supports Windows file system but Windows OS does not support Mac file System. Hence, when you connect HFS+ formatted iPod to Windows PC then it pop up a window asking you to format it to FAT32 file system. Accidentally clicking on “OK” button will format your iPod to Fat32 file system resulting in loss of files. The major drawback of accidental formatting of an iPod is that it erases all the files from your iPod for permanently. As you know that once the files get deleted from iPod then you cannot recover it back manually because the deleted files will not get store to the Trash of your Macintosh system. Therefore, you can only regain your lost files by using some good multimedia file revival software that supports songs rescue from frozen iPod classic.

Besides these media files deletion scenarios, there are some error messages which are also accountable for deletion of your favorite videos or audio files or other important documents from your iPod.

Some of those error messages are stated below:

  • iPod in recovery mode
  • Disk cannot be read from or written to and more
  • The iPod cannot be synced. The required file is locked
  • Your iPod needs to be reformatted for use with Windows. Would you like to run iTunes to restore your iPod now
  • Use iTunes to restore

Use this Software for Mac in order to bring back iPod files deleted from iPod. This software is designed specifically for Mac OS and thus it supports resurgence of deleted media files from Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion). You can evaluate the rescued results by analyzing iPod file recovery tool review Macintosh users can also undelete deleted files which have been emptied from Trash within few minutes. This iPod mini media file rescue tool is used for multipurpose because besides file resurgence from iPod it also supports revival of deleted files from hard drives such as SATA / SCSI / IDE etc, flash memory cards such as SD, XD, MMC, Memory Stick etc that too in couple of minutes. Moreover, it has in-built special algorithms which help in undeleting any file types of audio, video and photo files. This is the best iPod recovery software for shuffle, which undelete iPod Shuffle songs with utmost ease.

Use this software to carry out uncompressed WAV file retrieval from iPod Nano and get back files from iPod Classic. It supports both Intel and Power PC Mac platforms. Use the demo version of this software which is available for free of cost in order to judge the performance of this remarkable professional media file rescue software for Mac OS. For more queries and solution visit

Steps to retain lost or deleted audio files using Macintosh iPod song rescue tool:

Step 1: Download and install iPod recovery software for Mac. Once the software is launched, main screen is displayed with 3 options. Select "Recover Photos" option to recover deleted or lost audio files as shown in Figure 1

IPod Recovery Software for Macintosh - Main Screen

Figure 1: Select Recover Photos Option to restore lost files from iPod

Step 2: Select "Recover Deleted Photos" option or select "Recover Lost Photos" option in order to restore files that you have accidentally deleted or lost from iPod as shown in Fogure 2

IPod Recovery Software for Macintosh - Next Screen

Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted or Lost Photos Option

Step 3: Now, select iPod from where you have lost or deleted the audio files and click on "Next" button to proceed as shown in Figure 3

IPod Recovery Software for Macintosh - IPod selection Screen

Figure 3: Select the iPod to start recovery process

Step 4: Once the recovery process is finished, you can view recovered audio files as shown in Figure 4

IPod Recovery Software for Macintosh - Preview Screen

Figure 4: View recovered audio files

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