Recovering Music from iPod on Windows 8

“Recently I have reinstalled Windows 8 operating system in my PC and I installed various apps like iTunes, etc. The main problem is newly installed iTunes is not synchronizing with my iPod contents and after disconnecting iPod from Windows 8 computer, I did not find any music files that stored in my iPod device. Is there any method to restore back my music files from iPod on Windows 8 system?”

The period when first generation of iPod is introduced, the device is compatible with only Mac OS. However, the second generation of iPod device is attuned with both Mac as well as Windows operating system. However, apart from improved technology iPod users now and there face data loss issues as in previously discussed scenario. Let us discuss other situations that leads to loss of music files from iPod on Windows 8 system as listed below:

  • Mistakenly deleting music files from iPod
  • Formatting the iPod device when it is attached with the Windows 8 system
  • Restoring the iPod reverse to its factory settings
  • Improper removal of iPod while accessing its data on Windows 8 PC
  • Harmful virus attacks on the iPod device
  • Interruption while transferring music files from iPod to Windows 8 computer

However recovery of music from the iPod is cakewalk; because when you delete or lose music files from iPod, the files are not erased completely. Only entries of that music file (like file name, file size, data of creation, file length, address pointer, etc) are removed, on other hand the data is still unharmed on the iPod storage space. With the assistance of any media file retrieval software you can easily recover music from iPod on Windows 8 PC.

iPod music recovery tool for Windows 8:

One of the most used and reliable media file recovery software is Yodot Photo Recovery. This software efficiently retrieves deleted or lost music files from iPod on Windows 8 computer in a safe and secure way. The application allows you to restore various music file formats including MP3, MP4, M4B, WAV, AMR, AIFF, AIF and others. The software also extracts other media files like photos, videos and many others from your iPod as well as desktop / laptop computers, media players, digital cameras, mobile phones, etc. You can even regain deleted or missing media files from several iPod models such as iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic and iPod Mini devices. Adding to Windows 8 OS, the tool is also compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Steps to extract music from iPod on Windows 8:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software to Windows 8 system
  • Connect the iPod via USB to that Windows 8 PC
  • Run the application and follow the onscreen procedure
  • Use “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to bring back erased iPod music files or “Lost Photo Recovery” option to retrieve lost music from iPod on Windows 8 computer
  • The software scans and displays all the drives present and connected to the Windows 8 system
  • Choose the drive representing your iPod device and click on “Next” button
  • The program scans the entire iPod drive and displays deleted or missing music files from it
  • View the rescued files in two different views i.e. data view and file type view which eases your search
  • Mark the music files which you want to get back
  • Browse for the destination location to save your retrieved music files. It is recommended to not save the recovered music files to your iPod device because the chances of the original data being overwritten is very high

Track these suggestions:

  • You should avoid saving new files on iPod device after unintentional deletion or loss of music files, to prevent original data getting overwritten new files
  • It is recommended to backup your favorite music files stored in iPod on some other storage devices
  • It is also necessary to use compatible iTunes software in iPod as well as host device like Windows 8 system

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