How to Recover Data from IPod Classic 160GB?

“Hi everyone, I was using iPod Classic 160GB to listen to my favorite songs. One day I let it fall from certain height and regretting now. When it was dropped, it was working fine but with time it started giving trouble. Upon connecting iPod Classic to my Mac computer to update it with new songs, it is showing up ‘13013 error ipod sync’, ‘error 13013 ipod classic’, etc. If I unplug the iPod, it shows no files on it, but when plugged to the system I could view its files. Please help me solve this issue on iPod. Thanks in advance…”.

iPod Classic 160GB is the latest version of Apple iPod Classic which uses hard drive as data storage media. As the name indicates, you can store up to 160GB of data. When it comes to battery life, it has the best battery life. It could play audio for 43 hours and 14 minutes and for above 9 hours when video is played on it. The device encloses lots of amazing features; after all it is an Apple product. Like other Classic models, even iPod Classic 160GB encounters scenarios that result in loss or deletion of files as explained below:

  • Restore to Factory Settings: When iPod Classic 160GB is restored to factory settings all files on the device will be erased except the essential files which were present at the time of purchasing iPod Classic
  • Formatting: Formatting iPod Classic 160GB erases entire data from it as the information about files like where they are stored what actions could be performed on them and so on will be removed from file system of iPod Classic hard drive
  • Sync Errors: Sometimes files may be lost from 160GB iPod Classic when it is not synced properly or interruptions while synching iPod Classic with iTunes
  • Virus Infection: If iPod data is infected by virus/malware threats then files may get deleted automatically upon connecting it to Mac computer for security concerns

There are many other reasons for loss of data from iPod Classic 160GB along with above scenarios. However you can perform iPod Classic 160GB data recovery using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software.

Features of iPod data recovery software:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software helps you to restore data either deleted or lost from iPod Classic 160GB on your Mac computers. This program is capable of retrieving data like photos, videos, audios, etc. from iPod Classic 160GB without any time delay. It supports iPod Classic 160GB recovery on Mac machines running with Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS. You not only can restore data from iPod Classic but also from other models of like iPod Mini, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic and iPod Nano. In addition to iPod Classic it has superfast scan process to restore media files from Mac hard drive, external hard drives, memory cards, USB drives, media players, etc.

Procedure to recover iPod Classic 160GB data:

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software and install it on your computer
  • Plug in iPod Classic of 160GB capacity to Mac machine and run the tool
  • Select “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” from main screen
  • Then select icon of iPod Classic 160GB on your computer and click on “Next”
  • Select file formats which you want to restore and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning iPod Classic 160GB and displays the result
  • You can view result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select a file and click on “Preview” to view it on software wizard
  • Save recovered iPod Classic 160GB data on a volume of Mac computer using “Save” option


  • Keep backup of files of iPod Classic 160GB on iTunes of Mac system
  • Beware of the consequences of data loss and hence avoid them as much as possible on iPod Classic 160GB

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