Retrieve Music Files from Crashed iPod Hard Drive

“I had vast collection of music files in my iPod hard drive. All of a sudden iPod got crashed today and I don't know what went wrong with it. For my bad luck, I don't have any backup copy of my music; thus entire music files is in vain now. Can anyone suggest me how to retrieve music files from crashed iPod hard drive with easy procedure? Thanks in advance for replying!!!”

iPod is a device designed for music lovers with popular features like portability, design, compact size, etc. It can save many number of music files along with images, movies and podcast. Moreover, iPod is well renowned and mostly used media player in these days. Losing music files from crashed iPod hard drive is commonly experienced situation among iPod users. When valuable music files are unreachable on iPod hard drive, user may feel lost. Some frequently caused scenarios in which music file will be lost from crashed iPod are stated below:

  • When user ejects iPod abruptly from Mac system during read or write process then it may lead to iPod crash
  • While transferring music files from iPod to Windows hard drive, if any interruption occurs then it results in crashing of iPod which leads to file loss
  • When essential updates are not installed properly then iPod may get crashed
  • Virus attack can corrupt iPod file system due to which entire files present in it becomes inaccessible or unrecognized
  • If iTunes is not updated or properly installed then it might trigger malfunctioning of iPod thus complete crash

Tool to recover music files from crashed iPod hard drive:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery can recover lost music files from crashed iPod hard drive on Mac OS. It assists to get back music files from compact flash, pen drive, external hard drive, FireWire drive, SSD drives and many other storage devices. The powerful scanning engines that have been equipped in this program allows user to scan entire iPod hard drive in quick scan of time to find and recover various types of files from it. Along with music files, it can restore pictures, video files, Office files, PDFs, Outlook files, RAW images, etc. of various types. This application can recover songs from old iPod on Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite OS based Macintosh. User can try demo version of Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool to check the result of scanning procedure, if satisfied with the output then buy the product to save recovered music files. It helps to locate particular file on basis of file name, creation date and size.

Steps to restore music from crashed iPod hard drive:

  • Connect crashed iPod hard drive to healthy Mac computer via USB port
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool on healthy system and launch it
  • On main screen you will get two options i.e 'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • In that Select for required option to recover deleted or lost media files from iPod hard drive
  • Choose the drive from where music files are lost
  • Utility now scans selected drive and shows recoverable files from it
  • Now select the file type or hit on 'Skip' option to select all files by default
  • Allow the software to scan selected drive
  • When scanning process ends, view retrieved files in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Preview any media file from two view types and finally save them in desired destination location on Mac


  • As soon as you face music files loss from iPod avoid using it because it may over write your files
  • Always use proper ejection process while removing iPod hard drive from Mac computers

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